After you have become a resident of Nevada you are required to obtain a driver’s license within 30 days after making Nevada your home. If you are a commercial driver, you must also transfer your existing CDL to a Nevada CDL. The process to transfer an out-of-state CDL to a Nevada CDL is overseen by the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles. This department will provide you with all the necessary information regarding rules and regulations of Nevada CDL.
How to Transfer an Out-of-State CDL to a Nevada CDL:
When you become a resident of Nevada you need to start organizing your documents to apply for a Nevada CDL. The documents needed is a medical examination copy signed by a licensed physician, social security card as well as your birth certificate or passport.
After you have gathered all of the aforementioned documents, you need to visit your local Nevada DMV office. A list of all DMV offices can be found on the Nevada’s website. Once you have arrived at the DMV you need to fill out the Nevada CDL application. This application requires your personal information as well as information pertaining to your existing CDL and employment history. Give the completed application with the required documentation to the DMV office and they will ensure all of the information is correct.
You will not be required to skills examinations if you are transferring a valid out-of-state CDL; however, if you need a hazardous materials endorsement you will be required to take a written examination and pass a criminal background check if the endorsement is over two years old. You may also be required to pass the general knowledge written examination, which covers materials found in the Nevada CDL Manual (available in the resources section of this article).
If you need to upgrade the class or add endorsements to your Nevada CDL, you will be required to pass the written knowledge exams as well as the road skills examinations.
Once you have competed all of the required steps, you must then pay all applicable fees. The fee for a transfer CDL and the knowledge test is $57 while a transfer with a knowledge and skills exam require a $87 fee. There is also a charge for each additional endorsement not on the original CDL, which requires a $17 for each additional endorsement.
Nevada DMV: Commercial Driver’s License Handbook
Nevada DMV: Hazardous Materials Handbook
Nevada DMV: New Resident Guide
Nevada DMV: DMV Office Locations