When you move to Nebraska you have 30 days to obtain a Nebraska driver’s license; however, if you are a commercial driver, you also must transfer your out-of-state CDL to a Nebraska CDL. To do this, you will need to follow the rules and regulations established by the Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles.
How to Transfer an Out-of-State CDL to a Nebraska CDL:
To transfer an out-of-state CDL to a Nebraska CDL you will need to gather the following items: current CDL, social security card, proof of residency and the medical examiners report, which must be signed by a licensed physician in Nebraska or your originating state.
After you have gathered all of the necessary documentation, visit the local Nebraska DMV office near you. The Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles has a statewide list of all DMV offices. You can find this link at the end of the article under the Resources section.
Upon arriving at the DMV, you will need to fill out the Nebraska CDL application, and include all required documentation. If you have a valid CDL you will not be required to undergo any written general knowledge examinations; however, if you need a hazardous waste endorsement you will be required to take the HazMat written examination as well as undergo a criminal background check. You may or may not need to schedule a road test examination. This will be at the discretion of the Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles.
After passing any required examination, or gaining clearance from the DMV you will then be required to pay the Nebraska CDL licensing fee, which ranges from $13.50 for a one-year expiration date to $57.50 for a five year expiration date.
Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles: Nebraska Manual for Commercial Driver’s Licensing
Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles: Nebraska DMV County Locations Statewide
Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles: License, Permit and State Identification Card Fees