Your operator’s license and/or operating privileges can be revoked for accumulating 12 or more points within any two (2) year time period. Points are calculated from the date of violation, not the hearing or judgment date. Upon receipt of a conviction of a violation (in Nebraska or any other state that is a member of the Compact), the violation is placed on the driving record and points are assessed.
A driver may be granted a two (2)-point credit after successfully completing a DMV approved Driver Improvement Course. This course must be completed prior to the violation that would assess the 12th point and can only be taken once every five (5) years.
The Point Revocation is for six (6) months for a first offense, driver’s who are revoked under the Nebraska Point System for the second time within five (5) years are revoked for a three (3) year time period.
Driver’s that are revoked under the Nebraska Point System can apply for an Employment Drive Permit and/or a Medical Hardship Permit if there are no other open suspensions/revocations/impoundments on their record.
All requirements listed below must be submitted to the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), Financial Responsibility Office in Lincoln (located in the State Office Building at 301 Centennial Mall South) prior to reinstatement:
1. Surrender operator's license/permit or sign an affidavit of lost license if you no longer have possession of the license. This does not apply if the license has expired.
2. Successfully complete an eight (8) hour DMV approved Driver Improvement Course after the date of revocation and have the school submit a DMV Certificate of Completion (the DMV provides the schools with the forms we require). The school will send the certificate to the DMV 3 – 5 business days after the course has been completed.
3. File proof of financial responsibility, which is to remain on file at the Nebraska DMV for three (3) years from the date of eligibility for reinstatement – regardless of your state of residence. This is normally provided in the form of a SR-22 Certificate of Insurance - which must be submitted for each vehicle registered in your name. Failure to comply with this requirement would result in the suspension of the operating privileges for an Insurance Cancellation.
4. Pay a $125.00 reinstatement fee. Payment must be in the form of a cashier’s check or money order made payable to the Department of Motor Vehicles or online with MasterCard, Visa or Discover. When submitting payment by mail, include identifying information (i.e. name, date of birth, license or social security number and current mailing address). Payment submitted by personal or business checks or not for the required amount will be returned.
Drivers who have had their operator's license and/or privileges revoked, must test and apply for a new license.