Shifting more smoothly

Shifting more smoothly

Getting a commercial drivers license now is easier for military personnel or veterans with specialized truck driver training.

Washington's Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Licensing have joined in a new Military Training Certification Process.

Veterans Affairs staff will assess the military training received to verify that it meets the state's commercial motor vehicle driver training requirements. Once verification is made, a Commercial Drivers Military Training Certificate is provided.

Applicants must pass the knowledge and skills test, pay all basic license and commercial drivers license fees and present the certificate to the licensing department to be issued a commercial drivers license.

Veterans have one year following their release from the military to take advantage of this new program.

For more information, contact WDVA at 800-562-2308 or Ric Price at

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