Frequently Asked Questions

Am I required to take a motorcycle training course?
Though motorcycle training courses are not required, the Wyoming DMV provides basic rider and experienced rider courses for prospective motorcycle riders in the state. Successful completion of the course gives riders a waiver for the motorcycle drivers license written test and on-cycle skills test.

To learn more about how to get a motorcycle license through the Wyoming DMV rider training courses, contact a local Wyoming DMV office.

For more information: How to Apply for a Motorcycle License in Wyoming

Am I required to wear a helmet while riding a motorcycle?
Motorcycle riders in Wyoming who are under 17 years of age are required to wear helmets. Though adults who are over 17 are not required to wear helmets, the Wyoming DMV still urges riders to wear helmets for their own protection.

For more information: How to Apply for a Motorcycle License in Wyoming

Can I renew my commercial drivers license online?
There is currently no option to renew CDL licenses online. You may apply for a CDL by mail once every two renewal periods. Otherwise, you must come in person to a local Wyoming DMV office to apply. Prior to your expiration date, you will receive a drivers license renewal notice including all the information necessary to process your CDL renewal.

For more information: Wyoming Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Application

Can I take the DMV written test online?
No, the driversexam in Wyoming is not available to take online at this time. Written drivers tests are administered only at WY DOT locations.

For more information: Learner’s Permits for Beginner Drivers in Wyoming

Can I use my state CDL anywhere in the United States?
CDL licensing restrictions in Wyoming are based off a driver s certification when they receive their license. To drive anywhere in the US (interstate), you must be medically certified for interstate travel.

To get certified, you must submit to a physical exam from a licensed physician and have them complete a Medical Examination Report. From there, submit the report along with your CDL application to a local Wyoming DMV office.

For more information: Wyoming Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Application

Do I need a motorcycle license to ride a scooter or moped?
No, you do not need a motorcycle license to ride a scooter or moped in Wyoming.

For more information: How to Apply for a Motorcycle License in Wyoming

Do I need to take a drivers ed course?
No, a drivers education course is not an eligibility requirement for a Wyoming learner s permit. Though, completion of an approved driver schoolcourse allows applicants age 16 and a half years old to obtain a driver s license as opposed to waiting until their turn the standard full-driving privilege age of 17 years old.

For more information: Learner’s Permits for Beginner Drivers in Wyoming

How can I get a veteran designation on my ID card?
Wyoming residents who are military veterans can apply for a veteran designation on their ID card or drivers license by submitting a Veteran Verification form and copy of their military discharge papers (Form DD-214 or Discharge from Active Duty) to a local Wyoming DMV office. Once you are approved, you will receive your ID card/driver s license with a V printed, signifying veteran.

For more information: How to Apply for a Wyoming Identification Card

How do I apply for a commercial drivers license?
To apply for a Wyoming CDL license, you must meet certain requirements. Applicants must be at least 18 years old to complete a CDL application. Additionally, you must be at least 21 if you would like to receive a license that authorizes interstate travel or transporting hazardous materials. Prior to visiting a local Wyoming DMV office to apply, you must also have a valid Wyoming noncommercial drivers license and provide proof of your Social Security number, as well as proof of US citizenship, which may include:

  • Birth certificate
  • US passport
  • Consular report of birth abroad
  • Certificate of citizenship
  • Certificate of naturalization

After submitting the required documents, you must pass both a Commercial Drivers License Information Systems (CDLIS) and National Driver Record (NDR) check. You must also submit a Medical Examination Report completed by a licensed physician.

For more information: Wyoming Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Application

How do I apply for a learner’s permit?
The Wyoming Department of Transportation offers a noncommercial driving permit to drivers beginning at 15 years of age. To obtain a learner s permit, applicants must visit a WY DMV location and pass a vision screening and the written knowledge exam. A parent or legal guardian must accompany applicants under 18 years old.

For more information: Learner’s Permits for Beginner Drivers in Wyoming

How do I apply for a motorcycle license?
To obtain a motorcycle license endorsement in Wyoming, you have a Wyoming drivers license. Once you have your drivers license, you must take the written and on-cycle skills test as well as provide proof of identity to the Wyoming DMV. After passing the tests and paying the motorcycle endorsement fee, you will receive your class M motorcycle license endorsement on your regular drivers license.

For more information: How to Apply for a Motorcycle License in Wyoming

How do I get a duplicate ID card?
To replace ID cards in Wyoming, you must visit a local Wyoming DMV office in person. At the DMV office, submit documents proving your identity and Wyoming residency and provide payment for the $10 ID card replacement fee. Approved applicants will get ID cards via mail within 60 days of submitting the application.

For more information: How to Apply for a Wyoming Identification Card

How do I renew my driving permit?
Wyoming drivers may renew their instruction permit either by mail or in person at a Wyoming Department of Transportation Driver Services office. For renewal by mail, an application form will be mailed to the applicants mailing address on record 90days prior to the learners permit expiration date. To renew, simply complete the application and return it to the DMV along with the applicable fee payment. To apply in person, present the following documentation at a WY DOT office:

One proof of identity:

  • US birth certificate
  • US passport
  • Valid foreign passport

Two proofs of current address:

  • Utility bill
  • Rent receipt
  • Bank statement

One proof of Social Security number:

  • Social Security card
  • W-2 form

For more information: Learner’s Permits for Beginner Drivers in Wyoming

How do I renew my ID card?
Wyoming ID cards are valid for eight years and expire on your birthday. You can renew ID cards either in person or by mail. ID card renewal notices are mailed out to your residence within four months of the expiration date and include an application and all the information you need to renew your ID card.

To renew in person, print and complete a Wyoming Driver License/Identification Card Application Form FSDL-705 and submit it to a local Wyoming DMV office. You will need to provide proof of identity and residency, as well as proof of your Social Security number. The fee for ID card renewals is $10.

Prior to renewing by mail, you should check to make sure you are eligible by contacting a local Wyoming DMV office. Eligible residents should mail the ID card application form, certified copies of supporting documents and the $10 fee to the following address:

Driver Services WYDOT 5300 Bishop Blvd Cheyenne, WY 82009

For more information: How to Apply for a Wyoming Identification Card

How do I renew my medical report for a commercial license?
Federal regulations require all residents with a license to drive commercial vehicles between states to complete a physical examination every three years. To do so, you must have a licensed physician complete a Medical Examination Report and submit it to a local Wyoming DMV office.

For more information: Wyoming Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Application

How do I renew my motorcycle license?
Wyoming motorcycle license endorsements are renewed at the time you renew your regular drivers license. You may be required to pass a vision test, in addition to the written general knowledge test.

For more information: How to Apply for a Motorcycle License in Wyoming

How does a military member obtain a motorcycle license?
Military members getting a motorcycle license endorsement can follow the same process as residents. The steps to get a motorcycle license endorsement include visiting a DMV office and completing the following:

  • Provide valid Wyoming drivers license
  • Complete the motorcycle license tests
  • Pay the motorcycle license fee

Once you ve successfully completed all the aforementioned steps, you will recieve your Class M motorcycle license endorsement.

For more information: How to Apply for a Motorcycle License in Wyoming

How long do I need my learners permit before I can get my drivers license?
A Wyoming driving permit must be held for a minimum of 10 days before the applicant can apply for a driving license. Learner s permit holders must complete at least 50 hours of behind-the-wheel driving, 10 of which must have occurred at night, in order to obtain an intermediate drivers license.

For more information: Learner’s Permits for Beginner Drivers in Wyoming

How long will it take to get my new ID card?
Applications for ID cards in Wyoming are processed immediately while the ID card may take up to 60 days to arrive in the mail.

For more information: How to Apply for a Wyoming Identification Card

How often do I need to renew my CDL license?
Wyoming commercial driving licenses are valid for a period of four years and must be renewed before the expiration date in order to avoid facing any penalties. To learn more about how to get a CDL license, visit a local Wyoming DMV office.

For more information: Wyoming Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Application

If I’m out of state and lost my ID, how can I get a new one?
To replace ID cards in Wyoming when you have lost your card out of state, you should first print and complete a Wyoming Driver License/Identification Card Application Form FSDL-705. Submit the form along with documents proving your identity, Wyoming residency and Social Security number to the following address:

Driver Services WYDOT 5300 Bishop Blvd Cheyenne, WY 82009

You will also need to submit a completed Forwarding Request with your application. The fee to replace ID cards is $10.

For more information: How to Apply for a Wyoming Identification Card

Is there a minimum age I have to be to get a commercial drivers license?
To obtain a license to drive commercially within Wyoming state lines (intrastate), you must be at least 18 years old. Drivers who wish to drive interstate or transport hazardous materials must be at least 21.

For more information: Wyoming Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Application

What are the age restrictions to ride a motorcycle?
You must be at least 16 years old to apply for a Wyoming drivers license and a Wyoming motorcycle license endorsement.

For more information: How to Apply for a Motorcycle License in Wyoming

What are the available commercial license endorsements?
The state of Wyoming recognizes five different types of commercial drivers license endorsements that include the following:

  • T: Double or Triple Trailers
  • P: Passenger
  • N: Tank Vehicle
  • H: Hazardous Materials
  • S: School Buses

For more information: Wyoming Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Application

What are the fees associated with an ID card?
The fee for ID cards in Wyoming is $10.

For more information: How to Apply for a Wyoming Identification Card

What are the learners permit restrictions during my first year?
Wyoming learners permit holders are restricted to driving only when accompanied by a licensed driver who is at least 18 years old. The supervising driver must occupy the front passenger seat.

For more information: Learner’s Permits for Beginner Drivers in Wyoming

What are the medical certifications required to obtain a CDL?
Medical certifications in Wyoming certify drivers for either interstate or intrastate travel based on their physical health. Drivers certified for strictly intrastate travel within Wyoming borders are not required to submit medical certifications. Active-duty military and government employees are also exempt from this rule.

For more information: Wyoming Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Application

What are the penalties for getting a traffic ticket with a driver’s permit?
Drivers with learners permits in Wyoming have stricter penalties for traffic violations. In addition to the normal fines, you may receive a drivers license suspension for severe violations. Additionally, excessive violations will restrict you from moving on to the unrestricted drivers license.

For more information: Traffic Tickets and Violations in Wyoming

What are the requirements to operate a three-wheel motorcycle?
Wyoming DMV does not distinguish between a three-wheel motorcycle and a two-wheel motorcycle. The licensing requirements for both vehicles are the same.

For more information: How to Apply for a Motorcycle License in Wyoming

What documents do I need to get a learner’s permit?
Present documents from each of the following categories at a WY DOT location for a drivers permit application:

One proof of identity:

  • US birth certificate
  • US passport
  • Valid foreign passport

Two proofs of current address:

  • Utility bill
  • Rent receipt
  • Bank statement

One proof of Social Security number:

  • Social Security card
  • W-2 form

For more information: Learner’s Permits for Beginner Drivers in Wyoming

What documents do I need to get a motorcycle license?
The required documents you must provide to receive a motorcycle driving license in Wyoming include proof of identity and the motorcycle license fee. You will also need to pass the written test and on-cycle skills test.

For more information: How to Apply for a Motorcycle License in Wyoming

What exams do I need to pass to get a motorcycle license?
When applying for a motorcycle license endorsement, you must pass the following tests:

  • General knowledge test
  • Vision test
  • On-cycle skills test

To take the required tests, visit a local Wyoming DMV office.

For more information: How to Apply for a Motorcycle License in Wyoming

What happens to my commercial driver license if I am convicted of a DUI?
DUI convictions are one of the few reasons why a CDL license holder in Wyoming can have their license suspended or disqualified indefinitely. Common reasons for CDL disqualifications include:

  • DUI/DWI.
  • Leaving the scene of an accident.
  • Driving with a suspended license.
  • Committing felony while operating vehicle.
  • Negligent driving causing a fatality.

First convictions will result in a one-year suspension (three years if transporting hazardous materials). Second offenses will result in a lifetime revocation. To apply for a CDL license, visit a local Wyoming DMV office.

For more information: Wyoming Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Application

What is an ID card?
Wyoming ID cards are proof of identity cards that can be obtained by Wyoming residents of any age. Adult Wyoming ID cards are issued with the information printed horizontally. Wyoming ID cards are valid for eight years and cost $10.

For more information: How to Apply for a Wyoming Identification Card

What is the passing score for a written test?
The Wyoming knowledge test consist of 25 multiple choice question. Learning permit applicants must answered at least 20 of the questions correctly in order to pass the test.

For more information: Learner’s Permits for Beginner Drivers in Wyoming

What test do I need to take for my learners permit?
The DMV drivers test for a learner s permit consists of both a vison screening and the knowledge test. The written drivers test measures your understandingof the safe driving practices covered in the Wyoming Rules of the Road driver manual.

For more information: Learner’s Permits for Beginner Drivers in Wyoming

What tests do I have to take to obtain a CDL?
There are a few tests you will have to complete when you apply for a CDL in Wyoming. Tests range from written knowledge tests to on-road skills tests based on the endorsement you receive on your license. Additionally, you will have to pass a vision test. Drivers transporting hazardous materials are required to pass a hazardous materials test as well.

For more information: Wyoming Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Application

When does my ID card expire?
Wyoming ID cards are valid for eight years and expire on the resident s birthday of the expiration year.

For more information: How to Apply for a Wyoming Identification Card

Where can I obtain an ID card?
You can obtain a Wyoming ID card through the Wyoming Department of Transportation (DOT) by visiting a local Wyoming DMV office.

For more information: How to Apply for a Wyoming Identification Card

Who can sign for my permit or license if I am under 18?
As a part of the drivers permit application, a parent or legal guardian must sign the Minor Release Formfor a learner s permit applicant under the age of 18.

For more information: Learner’s Permits for Beginner Drivers in Wyoming