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If you hold a regular Class D driver license with any endorsement and you are a person ordered to active duty and stationed outside of Utah in any of the armed forces of the United States or by an immediate family member or dependent who is residing outside of the state, and your Utah driver license expires during the time period the person is stationed outside of the state, the driver license is valid until 90 days after the person’s orders have been terminated, or the person has been discharged, unless the license is suspended, disqualified, denied, or has been canceled or revoked by the Driver License Division, or the licensee updates the information or photograph on the license certificate.

Utah Driver License Division will waive the driving skills tests for military veterans applying for a CDL who meet the licensing qualifications; have been honorably discharged in the previous 90 days; have operated a CMV during the immediate two (2) year period preceding discharge.

Requirements to be eligible to have the CDL driving skills test waived:

  1. Application (the applicant must complete the CDL-ST WVR page 1, and the last commanding officer must complete the CDL-ST WVR page 2.)
  2. Provide a DD214 or discharge papers showing evidence of honorable discharge within the previous 90 days.
  3. Provide a copy of a DA348, AF2293, or other equivalent document verifying certification for operating a commercial motor vehicle.
  4. Pass all required written knowledge testing.

The transfer of school bus (S) and/or passenger (P) endorsements under this waiver program are prohibited.

If the applicant did not operate a vehicle with air brakes or manual transmission, an air brake restriction and automatic transmission would be added to the Utah CDL.

In order to remove these restrictions, the driver will need to complete the driving skills test in a representative vehicle.

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