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A Commercial Driver License (CDL) is required to drive a commercial motor vehicle.
A commercial motor vehicle is a motor vehicle or combination of motor vehicles used in commerce to transport passengers or property if the motor vehicle:
You must present Proof of Identity, Social Security Number and Proof of Nevada Residency if you have never had commercial driving privileges in Nevada or if you are upgrading your existing CDL to a Real ID.
You must present all of the following:
Documents must be valid originals or certified copies that were issued in the United States (except foreign passports). The DMV does not accept photocopies. Documents presented will be scanned and stored.
|Proof of Identity|
Applicants Born in the U.S.
Applicants Born Outside the U.S.
See Additional Information below if you cannot meet these requirements.
Veterans - Honorably-discharged U.S. military veterans may have a Veteran designation placed on their license or ID. Present your DD-214 or other evidence of honorable discharge.
|Proof of Name Change(s)|
If your document from the list above contains your current full legal name, you do not need to provide proof of any name change. Skip this section.
If not, you must present documentation of any name change(s) with one of the following:
In a case of multiple name changes, you will be asked for marriage certificates or other proof of each change. Divorce decrees must reference the maiden name or former name before marriage.
Upon the death of your spouse, you may change your middle and last names back to the names used prior to your marriage. You must present both the death and marriage certificates and the deceased person's name must match on both.
|Social Security Number|
You must provide proof of your Social Security number if one has been issued to you. Documents must list the complete Social Security number.
To apply for U.S. issued proof of identity documents such as birth or marriage certificates, contact the state or county Vital Statistics Office the document was issued. A list is available from the National Center for Health Statistics. You may also use www.vitalchek.com or a similar commercial service.
The DMV does not accept:
You must present two of the following documents for any original Nevada Commercial Learner's Permit or Commercial Driver's License.
Nevada issues Commercial Learner Permits (CLP) that are valid for 180 days. Nevada does not issue "Non-Domiciled" CLPs to residents of other U.S. jurisdictions.
You must obtain a CLP if:
Here are the requirements for a commercial learner's permit:
A CLP may have only the following endorsements. No others may be listed.
All other endorsements are added to the CDL once you pass the appropriate knowledge test.
For more information on school buses, see Section 10 of the CDL Handbook.
If you wish to change vehicle class, endorsements or restrictions that require a skills test, you must obtain a new CLP and all CLP rules start over.
A Commercial Learner's Permit is valid for 180 days from the date of issuance. Permits can be renewed, but you may have to retake tests.
Plan ahead and avoid these pitfalls:
You may drive only under the direct supervision of a CDL holder who:
A CLP holder with a (N) tanker endorsement may only operate an empty tank vehicle and is prohibited from operating any tank vehicle that previously contained hazardous materials that has not been purged of any residue.
See Commercial Driving Schools for a list of licensed private schools.
You must hold a CLP for at least 14 days prior to any skills test. If your testing will be done by a Third Party Certifier, it must be scheduled at least four days in advance. Interpreters are not allowed during skills testing.
The fee to complete a CLP and issue a CDL is $58.25.
You may submit your new MEC by any of the following methods if there are no other changes:
When submitting your new medical card, you are not required to re-certify unless there is a change to your certification.
Certification changes or any other change to your CDL must be completed in person at a CDL office.
For general questions on commercial licensing, send an email or call one of our main numbers:
|Las Vegas area||(702) 486-4368 option 1|
|Reno/Sparks/Carson City||(775) 684-4368 option 1|
Do not visit a DMV full service office for CDL transactions.
Face masks are required! Only 10 customers allowed inside at a time. First come, first served. Social distancing and cleaning protocols are in effect.
See Skills Testing Requirements and Procedures. Road tests will be conducted in accordance with FMCSA-approved guidelines with the examiner monitoring the subject's performance from a second vehicle. This will remain in effect until September 30, 2020.
Use the office phone numbers below only to schedule your test. You must pass any required knowledge test before scheduling a skills test. See Fees for fee information.
North Las Vegas
The Sparks CDL office on Greg St. is permanently closed.
According to federal regulation 49 CFR 383.51, upon receipt of a DUI conviction, a Commercial Driver License will be suspended for one full year (three full years if carrying hazardous materials) for a first offense and for life upon a second or subsequent offense.
A commercial license has two parts: a commercial side (CDL) and a non-commercial side (NCDL). When a driver’s NCDL is revoked or suspended, the CDL is also affected. If he is convicted of a first DUI offense by the court, his NCDL will be revoked for 90 days and his CDL privilege will be suspended for at least one year.
Between the time when a person is arrested for a possible DUI and when he is convicted of DUI by a court of law, there may be a period of time when his license will be revoked. When the court convicts him of the DUI, the commercial side of his license must be suspended for at least one full year. The non-commercial side of his license must also be revoked. However, the number of days he already went without a license can be applied to the end of his non-commercial license penalty period. This would allow him to shorten his 90-day NCDL penalty period by the number of days he is credited. His CDL will still remain suspended for at least one full year.
For example, if a conviction is received for a CDL holder or any individual who was driving a commercial motor vehicle, his CDL will be suspended and his NCDL will be revoked. If the individual went without his license for, say, five weeks, that five weeks may be credited to his NCDL penalty period. He may apply for reinstatement of his NCDL five weeks sooner than the end of his 90-day penalty period. however, No credit will be applied to the 1-year CDL suspension.