Commercial licensing is complicated. Applying for a CDL can be easy with our NE guide to your CDL.

Basic Requirements For A Commercial Driver’s Permit/License

Steps To Apply For A CDL Permit/License

  1. Fill out the CDL Data Form and hand in in-person to a DMV office.
  2. Apply for any endorsements that you want on your license.
  3. Identify the class of vehicle you want to drive and apply for a license accordingly.
  4. Pass the CDL written and skills exams. See the CDL Manual for the required information. The exam can be taken at any of the DMV locations.
  5. Pass vision screening test.
  6. Attend and then provide proof that you have taken a Commercial driver’s education program specifically for commercial motor vehicles.
  7. Take road test at your local DMV office. Ensure that the vehicle you are driving for the test has the same features that you are applying a license for.
  8. Pay license and endorsement fees. A regular Nebraska CDL will cost you $55.


A Nebraska Commercial Driver’s License will be valid for 5 years. The cost is $55 for a standard CDL license. The fees may vary depending on the endorsements.

CDL Endorsements

The following is a list of endorsements you can get on your CDL. All tests require written tests, some up to 5, and two require skills test.

  • Double/Triple Trailers (Class T).
  • Passenger (Class P).
  • Tank Vehicle (Class N).
  • Hazardous Materials (Class H).
  • School Buses (Class S).

Federal Guidelines For Interstate Drivers

The following is a list of federal requirements for interstate drivers.


Last updated on Wednesday, February 21 2018.

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