• New pricing is in place to account for the doubled renewal cycle and additional security features of REAL ID credentials. 

  • Non-CDL applicants and those 21 and over may choose between a four-year or eight-year credential. 

  • Four-year credentials are half the cost of an eight-year credential.  

  • REAL ID CDL credentials are only available for eight-year lifespans. Click here for CDL pricing information.

  • ​The cost to replace or update the name and address of a REAL ID credential is $15.00.​

​ Cash, check and debit/credit cards are accepted for payment. Additional fees apply for the use of debit/credit cards.​​

Current credential holders may request a new license within six months of their card's expiration date. 

If your expiration date is six months or more after the date you apply, you may upgrade to REAL ID for $15. This will allow you to obtain a REAL ID credential that maintains your current credentials expiration date until you are eligible to renew your credential. ​

If you lose your REAL ID, a replacement card is $15 and can be requested without having to present documentation.

U.S. Passports are acceptable for domestic air travel and access to federal facilities. Visit for a complete list of acceptable alternative credentials.​


Pricing of Kentucky Credentials
CDL costs vary according to the type of CDL and different endorsement combinations. Click he​re for pricing.