Renewing Your CDL in Nebraska

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Renewal Basics

Although applying for your Nebraska CDL can seem like a complex process, renewing your license is surprisingly simple. In fact, many drivers can complete the entire renewal process in just a few minutes.

You will receive a renewal postcard from the DMV before your license is scheduled to expire. Bring this postcard with you when you renew your license at one of the state's examining locations.

To prevent identity theft, you will be required to show proof of your Social Security Number, birth name and name before renewing your Nebraska CDL. Several forms of documents are acceptable, but no photocopies or faxes will be permitted.

There is a $57.50 fee to renew your Nebraska commercial driver license and an additional $2.50 fee for the issuance.

Testing Requirements

Whenever you renew your Nebraska CDL, you will be required to complete a short vision screening. If you wear contact lenses or prescription eyeglasses to pass the screening, you must wear these corrective lenses whenever you operate a commercial motor vehicle.

Federal law states that you will still need to complete the exam requirements for maintaining a hazardous materials endorsement each time you renew. You may also need to have a new Medical Examination Report (Form 649-F)

When you renew your commercial driver license, you may need to take a driving exam. Driving tests are often required if you have recently been convicted of a traffic violation or had your driving privileges suspended. However, the Department of Motor Vehicles has the authority to request that any applicant demonstrate their proficiency in basic vehicle control skills. If you are required to complete a driving test, you must take the test with a vehicle that is appropriate for your license classification.

Replacing a Lost or Stolen License

Since it's against the law to operate a commercial motor vehicle without a valid CDL, you must replace a lost or stolen license promptly. Do not wait until your license is scheduled to expire.

You may request a duplicate CDL by at the office of your nearest county official.

New Federal Requirements

You must self-certify your type of vehicle operation with the Nebraska DMV. This means you must self-certify one of the following driving categories:

  • Non-Excepted Interstate
  • Excepted Interstate
  • Non-Excepted Intrastate
  • Excepted Intrastate

Find more information at Applying for a New CDL, Replacing a Lost CDL, Commercial Driver Education, and Commercial Driver FAQs on this site.


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