Veteran Credential Information

Veteran/Disabled Veteran License and ID

The Veteran designation is a free transaction for Veterans who would like to add the Veteran’s designation to an existing Rhode Island credential. RIGL 31-10-48

In addition to the Veteran designation a special Disabled Veteran license is available for Veterans with a %100 service-related disability. The owner of such a license is forever exempt from incurring any cost associated with the license for as long as he/she lives. RIGL 31-6-8

  • What you will need for a Veteran designation:
    • License Application (LI-1) or the Veteran Designation form
    • An existing Rhode Island credential
    • US Department of Defense (DD) FORM 214 or other acceptable documentation of military service, and verification of an honorable discharge (The documentation must state “honorable”)
  • What you will need for a Disabled Veteran designation:
    • License Application (LI-1) or the Veteran Designation form
    • An existing Rhode Island credential
    • Executive Certification by the Department of Veterans Affairs RI Regional Office
      • This form is only issued by the:

                                    RI Department of Veterans Affairs
                                    380 Westminster St
                                    Providence, RI 02903

                         Click here to view a sample of the certification letter.

 

Special Operator’s License (Active Military)

The Special Operator’s License shall be valid during the term of the person’s period of service and for thirty (30) days thereafter unless sooner cancelled, suspended, or revoked for cause. The person shall, while operating a motor vehicle upon the public highways, carry the special license upon his/her person and shall also carry upon his/her person conclusive evidence of the fact that he/she is a member of the Armed Forces of the United States on active duty.

  • What you will need for a Special Operator’s License:
    • Application for License (LI-1)
    • An existing Rhode Island credential
    • Conclusive evidence of the fact that they are a member of the Armed Forces of the United States on active duty

CDL Military Skills Test Waiver

The CDL Military Skills Test Waiver form can be used by service members who are currently licensed and who are/were employed within the past year (12 months) in a military position requiring the operation of a military motor vehicle equivalent to a Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV). This waiver allows a qualified service member to apply for a CDL without skills testing. CDL knowledge (written) test(s) cannot be waived. The form must be signed by commanding officer. The transfer of School Bus (S) and/or Passenger (P) endorsements under this Waiver Program are prohibited.

  • What you will need for CDL Military Skills Test Waiver