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Driver Licenses - Classes, Endorsements, and Restrictions


  • Class A —Any combination of vehicles with a gross combination weight rating (GCWR) of 11,794 kilograms or more (26,001 pounds or more) provided the GVWR of the vehicle(s) being towed is in excess of 4,536 kilograms (10,000 pounds).
  • Class B —Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 11,794 kilograms or more (26,001 pounds or more), or any such vehicle towing a vehicle not in excess of 4,536 kilograms (10,000 pounds) GVWR.
  • Class C —Any single vehicle, or combination of vehicles, that meets neither the definition of Group A nor that of Group B as contained in this section, but that either is designed to transport 16 or more passengers including the driver, or is used in the transportation of materials found to be hazardous for the purposes of the Hazardous Materials Transportation Act and which require the motor vehicle to be placarded under the Hazardous Materials Regulations (49 CFR part 172, subpart F).
  • Class D – Private passenger, regular operator.
  • Class M – Motorcycle
  • Class V – Water Vessel


  • T – Double/triple trailers
  • P – Passenger vehicles
  • N – Tank vehicles
  • H – Haz- Mat
  • X – Haz-Mat and Tank
  • S - School Buses


  • A – Corrective Lenses
  • B – Motor Driven Cycle
  • D – Outside Mirror - Left
  • E – Daylight Driver only
  • F – Hand Controls
  • G – Automatic Transmission
  • H – Outside Mirror – Right
  • I – Outside Mirror – Right and Left
  • J – Hearing Impaired
  • K – Commercial Vehicles without Air Brakes
  • L – Power Steering
  • M – Power Brakes
  • N – Built up Pedals
  • O – Built up Seat
  • P – Left Foot Accelerator
  • R – Mechanical Signals
  • V – CDL Medical Variance
  • W – Intrastate Commerce Only
  • Y – Learner’s License

Driver License Division

Major Terry Chapman
Division Chief

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