Renewing a Commercial Driver's License (CDL) in Nebraska is a relatively simple process compared to applying for a new CDL.
PROCEDURES FOR RENEWING YOUR COMMERCIAL DRIVER'S LICENSE
- A renewal notice will be sent to you about 90 days prior to expiry, indicating when your current CDL will expire. If your CDL has been lost or stolen, you will need to apply for a replacement CDL, rather than a renewal.
- You must renew your CDL in person, at your local driver license exam station.
- Bring the following items with you to the local DMV office, when renewing your commercial driver's license:
- Your current Nebraska commercial driver's license.
- Social Security Number proof, legal name and birth date.
- Residential address proof.
- Your Nebraska Commercial Driver's License renewal notice.
- A valid Nebraska Department of Transportation (DOT) long form physical.
- You must also bring the correct CDL renewal fee. Fees may vary; check with your local driver license exam station on changes in the exact fee before arriving for the renewal.
HAZARDOUS MATERIAL ENDORSEMENT (HAZMAT)
If your CDL includes a Hazardous Material Endorsement that you wish to retain, you must undergo a fingerprint and background check by the Transportation Security Administration.
- You must pay a non-refundable fee of $89.25 to initiate the process. Call the Integrated Biometrics Technologies (IBT) Help Desk at 1-877-429-7746, or visit their website at www.hazprints.com.
- Contact one of the locations listed on the IBT site to schedule a fingerprinting appointment.
- Bring your commercial driver's license and social security card to the IBT office on the scheduled date.
- An approval letter will be mailed to you from the TSA, indicating that you have successfully completed the background check.
- Bring the TSA approval letter to your local driver license exam station and you will be permitted to test for HAZMAT at the time of renewal.
- In various Nebraska counties, there is a facility (only for Nebraska residents) for the sheriff to collect the fingerprints.
- If you did not receive a commercial driver's license renewal notice, you must complete the CDL Data Form available at your local driver license exam station.
- There will be no need to give the written tests again if your CDL has expired in the last one year. However, you will have to give a short vision screening and might be asked to take a driving test again, at the discretion of the DMV. Refer to the Nebraska CDL driver's manual for the test requirements and rules.
- See our Commercial Drivers Education section for more information on CDLs.
- See also Applying for a new CDL and Replacing a Lost CDL.