The Military Skills Test Waiver program allows state licensing agencies, including the District of Columbia, the ability to waive the skills test portion of the CDL application for active duty or recently separated veterans who possess at least two years of safe driving experience operating a military truck or bus. Waiving this requirement often expedites the civilian CDL application process and reduces expenses for qualified individuals and operating costs to state licensing agencies. The Military Skills Test Waiver program has resulted in approximately 6,000 former military personnel obtaining a CDL. These include military men and women from the Reserves, National Guard and the U.S. Coast Guard. For more information and application forms, visit the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) website at www.fmcsa.dot.gov/registration/commercial-drivers-license/military.