Types of Drivers Licenses (Click here for Canada)

United States

Alabama

Class A, B, C, D, M, and V licenses valid for 4 years. CDL permit valid for 1 year.

Class A is valid for driver with combination of vehicles with Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) of 26,001 lbs. or more, if vehicle is towing an excess of 10,000 lbs.

Class B is valid for single vehicle with GVWR of 26,001 lbs. or more, and vehicle is not towing an excess of 10,000 lbs. GVWR.

Class C is valid for single vehicle with GVWR of less than 26,001 lbs. or vehicle towing another vehicle that has a GVWR that does not exceed 10,000 lbs., which includes vehicles designed to carry 16 or more passengers with the driver, and vehicles used to transport hazardous materials.

Class M is valid for motorcycle and motor-driven cycles.

Class V is valid for motorized watercraft.

Alaska

Commercial:

Class A: combination of a motor vehicle and 1 or more other vehicles with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) greater than 26,000 lbs.; where GVWR of vehicle(s) being towed is less than 10,000 lbs.

Class B: a motor vehicle with a GVWR of greater than 26,000 lbs., or a motor vehicle greater than 26,000 lbs. that is towing a vehicle of less than 10,000 lbs.

Class C: a motor vehicle or a combination of a motor vehicle and 1 or more other vehicles with a GVWR of greater than 26,000 lbs. where the GVWR of the towing vehicle is less than 26,000 lbs.; or a vehicle not described in Class A or B and is either designed to transport more than 15 passengers or transports hazardous materials.

Non-commercial:

Class D: for automobiles other than commercial vehicles or motorcycles.

Class M1: for motorcycles.

Class M2: for motor-driven cycles and motorized bicycles.

Class IP: instruction permit for Class D.

Class IM: instruction permit for Class M1 or M2.

Arizona

Classes A, B, C, D, G, and M.

  • Classes A – D permit operation of motor vehicles based on GVW rating and must be renewed every 5 years.
  • Class G is valid for operation of a single motor vehicle with a GVW rating of 26,000 lbs. or less.
  • Class M is valid for operation of a motorcycle or moped; class M license can be endorsed on a valid class A, B, C, D, or G license.

Arkansas

Commercial:

  • Class A: Combination vehicles, Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) over 26,000 lbs., towing trailer over 10,000 lbs.
  • Class B: Single or Combination vehicles, GVWR over 26,000 lbs., towing trailer under 10,000 lbs.
  • Class C: Vehicle under 26,000 lbs., transporting hazardous materials or carrying 16+ passengers.

Non-Commercial:

  • Class D for Automobiles; Class M for Motorcycle; Class MD for Motor-driven cycle.

California

Class A: Any combination of vehicles, if any vehicle being towed has a GVW rating of more than 10,000 lbs.; any vehicle towing more than 1 vehicle; any trailer bus; any vehicle under Class B or Class C.

Class B: Any single vehicle with a GVW rating of more than 26,000 lbs.; any single vehicle with 3 or more axles, except any single 3-axle vehicle weighing less than 6,000 lbs.; any bus except a trailer bus; any farm labor vehicle; any 3 or more axle vehicle or vehicle with a GVW rating of more 26,000 lbs. towing another vehicle with a GVW rating of 10,000 lbs. or less; any motor home over 40 feet in length; any vehicle covered under Class C.

Class C: Any 2-axle vehicle with a GVW rating of 26,000 lbs. or less, including when such vehicle is towing a trailer with a GVW rating of 10,000 lbs. or less; any 3-axle vehicle weighing 6,000 lbs. or less; any 2-axle vehicle weighing 4,000 lbs. or more unladen when towing a trailer not exceeding 10,000 lbs. GVW rating; any motor home of 40 feet in length or less; any 5th wheel trailer under 10,000 lbs. if not for hire or under 15,000 lbs. with endorsement; or vehicle towing another vehicle with a GVW rating of 10,000 lbs. or less.

Class M1: Any 2-wheel motorcycle or motor-driven cycle; Class M1 endorsements may be included on Class A, B, or C licenses upon completion of the exam.

Class M2: Any motorized bicycle or moped; Class M2 endorsements may be included on Class A, B, or C licenses upon completion of the exam.

DMV may accept a certificate of competence in lieu of the driving exam for Class A or B applications so long as applicant has first qualified for a Class C license, and for Class M1 applications, if approved by law enforcement. A certificate of satisfactory completion of a novice motorcyclist training program may be submitted in lieu of driving test for Class M1 or M2 applications.

Colorado

Colorado issues a Driver’s license for operators age 21 and older, M class endorsements for motorcycle operators, and commercial Driver’s licenses.

Connecticut

Class 1: Any non-commercial motor vehicle.

Class 2: Any non-commercial motor vehicle, including a combination of motor vehicle and trailer or trailing unit used exclusively for camping or any other recreational purpose.

Commercial Licenses (must be renewed every 4 years):

  • Class A: Any combination of vehicles with GVWR of 26,000 lbs. or more, where the towing vehicle is in excess of 10,000 lbs.
  • Class B: Any combination of vehicles with GVWR of 26,000 lbs. or more; or any vehicle towing a vehicle less than 10,000 lbs.
  • Class C: Any single commercial vehicle with a GVWR of less than 26,000 lbs., or any vehicle towing a vehicle less than 10,000 lbs. that is designed to carry at least 16 passengers; or vehicles carrying hazardous materials.

Delaware

Driver Education Learner Permit: Authorizes the holder to operate the same vehicles as a Class D license while taking an approved driver education course.

Class D Operator’s License: Authorizes license holders to operate any vehicle with a Gross Weight Rating (GWR) of less than 26,001 lbs., and cannot be designed to transport more than 15 passengers or carry hazardous material.

CDL Class A: Any combination of vehicles with a GWR of 26,001 lbs. or more, provided that the GWR of the vehicle(s) being towed is in excess of 10,000 lbs.

CDL Class B: Any single vehicle with a GWR of 26,001 lbs. or more.

Endorsements and Restrictions: H — authorizes driver to carry hazardous materials; L — restricts the driver to vehicles not equipped with airbrakes; T — authorizes driving double and triple trailers; P — authorizes driving vehicle carrying passengers; N — authorizes driving tank vehicles; and X — combines both H and N endorsements.

District of Columbia

Commercial Licenses:

  • Class A: Any combination of vehicles with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) greater than 26,000 lbs.; where the GVWR of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 lbs., or is a semitrailer or trailer with 2 or more axles.
  • Class B: Any single vehicle with a GVWR greater than 26,000 lbs. and any such vehicle towing a vehicle not in excess of 10,000 lbs. GVWR.
  • Class C: Any vehicle that is designed to transport 16 or more passengers (including the driver) or is used in the transportation of materials classified as hazardous in the Hazardous Materials Transportation Act.

Non-Commercial Licenses:

  • Class D: All non-commercial motor vehicles, except those in Class M.
  • Class M: Motorcycles.
  • Class N: Mopeds and motor-driven cycles.

Florida

Class E: Holder can operate a noncommercial vehicle with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) less than 26,001 lbs. , including passenger cars, 15 passenger vans including the driver, trucks or recreational vehicles and two or three wheel motor vehicles 50 cc or less, such as mopeds or small scooters.

Class E-Learner: Holder can operate motor vehicles less than 8,000 lbs.

Motorcycle Endorsement: “MTCY ALSO” or “MTCY ONLY.”

Commercial Class A: Holder can operate a vehicle with a GWR of 26,001 or more, only if the tow is greater than 10,000 lbs.

Commercial Class B: Holder can operate any single vehicle with a GWR of 26,001 lbs.

Commercial Class C: Holder can operate a vehicles transporting placardable amounts of hazardous materials, or vehicles designed to transport more than 15 persons including the driver with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating of less than 26,001 lbs

Georgia

Classes A & B: Vehicles with a GVWR of 26,001 lbs. or more.

Class C: Any single vehicle with a GVWR not in excess of 26,000 lbs. or any such vehicle towing a vehicle with a GVWR not in excess of 10,000 lbs. and any self-propelled or towed vehicle that is equipped to serve as temporary living quarters for recreational, camping, or travel purposes and is used solely as a family or personal conveyance. Any combination of vehicles with a GVWR not in excess of 26,000 lbs may be operated under a Class C license if operated by a farmer, used to transport agricultural products, livestock, farm machinery or farm supplies and are not used in the operation of a common or contract carrier.

Class D: Provisional license applicable to non-commercial Class C vehicles for which an applicant desires a driver’s license but is not presently licensed to drive.

Class E: Any combination of vehicles with a GVWR of 26,001 pounds or more, provided the gross vehicle weight rating of the vehicle or vehicles being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds, and all vehicles included within Class F and Class C.

Class F: Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 lbs. or more, any such vehicle towing a vehicle with a GVWR not in excess of 10,000 pounds, and all vehicles included within Class C

Class P: Instructional/learner’s permit applicable to all types of vehicles for which an applicant desires a driver’s license but is not presently licensed to drive.

Class M: Motorcycles, motor-driven cycles, and 3-wheeled motorcycles.

Hawaii

Licenses are issued according to 4 categories:

Category (1) permits operation of a moped.

Category (2) permits operation of a motorcycle or a motor scooter.

Category (3) permits operation of passenger cars of any GVWR, buses designed to carry 15 or fewer passengers, and trucks or vans with a GVWR of 18,000 lbs. or less.

Category (4) permits operation of any category (3) vehicle and any non-commercial vehicle having a GVWR of between 18,001 and 26,000 lbs.

Idaho

Class A: Combination vehicles with a Gross Combination Weight Rating (GCWR) of 26,001 lbs. or more, provided the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) of the vehicle(s) being towed is greater than 10,000 lbs. A driver with a Class A license may, with the proper endorsements, operate vehicles requiring a Class B, C, or D license.

Class B: Single vehicles with a GVWR of 26,001 lbs. or more, or any such vehicle towing a vehicle 10,000 lbs. GVWR or less. A driver with a Class B license may, with the proper endorsements, operate vehicles requiring a Class C or D license.

Class C: Vehicles with a GVWR or GCWR less than 26,001 lbs. Class C is strictly for vehicles designed to carry 16 or more people (including the driver), or carry hazardous materials requiring the vehicle to display placards. A driver with a Class C license may also operate vehicles requiring a Class D license.

Class D: Allows the holder to drive motor vehicles on Idaho roads. Class D vehicles include vehicles 26,000 lbs. GVWR or less and not placarded for hazardous materials nor designed to carry 16 or more people, including the driver; taxis; limousines; military vehicles; recreational vehicles; farm vehicles not used for hire and if driven within 150 miles of the farm; and fire fighting and emergency equipment.

M: Motorcycle endorsement.

Seasonal Class B or C: Commercial license not to exceed 180 days in a 12-month period, valid within a 150-mile radius of the place of business or farm being serviced. Valid only in conjunction with a current Idaho Class D driver’s license.

Illinois

Class A: Any combination of vehicles with a Gross Combination Weight Rating (GCWR) of 26,001 lbs. or more, provided the GVWR of the vehicle(s) being towed is in excess of 10,000 lbs.

Class B: Any single vehicle with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) of 26,001 lbs. or more, or any such vehicle towing a vehicle not in excess of 10,000 lbs. GVWR.

Class C: Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 16,001 lbs. or more but less than 26,001 lbs. GVWR, or any such vehicle towing a vehicle not in excess of 10,000 lbs. GVWR or any vehicle less than 26,001 lbs. GVWR designed to transport 16 or more people including the driver or used in the transportation of hazardous materials which requires the vehicle to be placarded.

Class D: Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 16,000 lbs. or less that is not designed to transport 16 or more people or not used in the transportation of hazardous materials which would require such vehicle to be placarded.

Class L: Any motor-driven cycle with less than 150cc displacement.

Class M: Any motorcycle with 150cc or greater displacement.

Indiana

Driver’s license classes include: (1) operator’s license; (2) chauffeur’s license; (3) public passenger chauffeur’s license; (4) motorcycle endorsement on a license; (5) learner’s permit; and (6) commercial license.

Iowa

Persons between 16 and 18 years of age who are not in attendance at school and have completed an Iowa-approved course in driver education may be issued a restricted license for travel to and from work if necessary for the person to maintain the person’s present employment.

Special Instruction Permit: A person with a physical disability, who is not suffering from a convulsive disorder and who can provide a favorable medical report, may obtain a special instruction permit if the person’s license renewal was denied for failure to pass a required examination or because the MVD believed that the person would not be able to operate a motor vehicle safely by reason of physical or mental disability.

The MVD may issue a temporary permit to an applicant while the MVD is completing an investigation to determine all facts relative to applicant’s privilege to receive a driver’s license. The permit will be invalid and must be returned to the MVD when the applicant’s license is either issued or denied.

Classification of licenses:

Classes A and B: Commercial driver’s licenses for vehicles with a Gross

Combination Weight Rating (GCWR) of 26,001 lbs. or more.

Class C: Commercial and non-commercial; valid for the operation of some CMVs placarded for hazardous materials or vehicles with a passenger design exceeding 15 passengers; any combination of vehicles with a GCWR of 16,000 lbs. or less excluding motorcycles, farm vehicles, fire vehicles, and motor homes solely for personal or family use.

Class D: Chauffeur license excluding motorcycles. Vehicles with a GCWR of 16,001 lbs. through 26,000 lbs.; vehicles less than 15-passenger design transporting passengers for wages, compensation, or hire; farm-controlled tractor trailer.

Class M: Motorcycle license.

Kansas

Commercial Licenses:

Class A: Motor vehicles including any combination of vehicles with a GVWR over 26,000 lbs., provided the GVWR of the vehicle or vehicles being towed exceeds 10,000 lbs.

Class B: Motor vehicles including any single vehicle with a GVWR over 26,000 lbs., or any such vehicle towing a vehicle not in excess of 10,000 lbs. GVWR.

Class C: Motor vehicles including any single vehicle 26,000 lbs. GVWR or less, any such vehicle towing a vehicle not in excess of 10,000 lbs. GVWR, or any vehicle designed to transport 16 or more passengers or any vehicle used in the transportation of hazardous materials that cause the vehicle to be placarded, if the combined weight of the vehicles is 26,000 lbs. GVWR or less.

Non-Commercial Licenses:

Class A: Motor vehicles including any combination of vehicles with a GVWR over 26,000 lbs., provided the GVWR of the vehicle or vehicles being towed exceeds 10,000 lbs.

Class B: Motor vehicles including any single vehicle with a GVWR over 26,000 lbs., or any such vehicle towing a vehicle not in excess of 10,000 lbs. GVWR. Class B vehicles do not include vehicles registered as farm trucks in excess of 26,000 lbs. GVWR.

Class C: Motor vehicles including any single vehicle 26,000 lbs. GVWR or less, any such vehicle towing a vehicle not in excess of 10,000 lbs. GVWR, or any vehicle with a GVWR of 26,000 lbs. or less towing a vehicle in excess of 10,000 lbs. GVWR, or any single vehicle registered as a farm truck with a GVWR exceeding 26,000 lbs.

Class M: Includes motorcycles.

In each classification, holders of Class A licenses may drive Class B and C vehicles, and holders of Class B licenses may operate Class C vehicles.

Any person between the ages of 14 and 16 and who resides upon or works upon a farm may apply for a farm permit. The farm permit allows the licensee to operate a motor vehicle while going to or from any job, to and from school, at any time when a licensed adult is in the vehicle, or if a motorcycle license, when a licensed adult is in the general proximity of the licensee.

Kentucky

Licenses are categorized by class and are distinguished as being commercial or non-commercial.

Class A: Any combination of vehicles with a GVW rating of 26,001 lbs. or more.

Class B: Any single vehicle with a GVW rating of 26,001 lbs. or more and any vehicle towing a vehicle not in excess of 10,000 lbs.

Class C: Any single vehicle with a GVW rating of less than 26,001 lbs. transporting hazardous materials.

Class D: All vehicles not listed in any other class including passenger cars.

Class E: Mopeds only.

Class M: Motorcycles and mopeds.

Louisiana

There are 3 general types of driver’s licenses: (1) the commercial driver’s license; (2) the chauffeur’s license; and (3) the personal vehicle driver’s license.

The 3 types of commercial drivers are Class A, B, and C licenses.

  • Class A Commercial Driver’s License – Combination Vehicle permit holder can drive all commercial vehicles or a combination of commercial vehicles with a gross weight of 26,001 lbs. or more. This class of vehicles does not include the operation of motorcycles and motor scooters, unless there is a specific endorsement.
  • Class B Commercial Driver’s License – Heavy Straight Vehicle permit holder can drive any vehicle within Classes C, D, and E, plus any single vehicle with a gross vehicle weight of more than 26,001 lbs. This class does not include the operation of motorcycles and motor scooters, unless there is a specific endorsement.
  • Class C Commercial Driver’s License – Light Vehicle permit holder can drive any vehicle within Classes D and E, plus any single vehicle less than 26,001 lbs. This group of vehicles includes vehicles designed to transport 16 or more passengers including the driver, and vehicles used in the transportation of hazardous material as outlined in the Federal Hazardous Materials Transportation Act.

Class D Chauffeur’s License holder can drive any vehicle within Class E plus any single motor vehicle used in commerce to transport passengers or property if the motor vehicle has a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) between 10,001 lbs. and 26,000 lbs. This class does not allow a person to transport hazardous material as outlined in the Federal Hazardous Materials Transportation Act.

Class E Driver’s License (personal vehicle) holder can drive any single motor vehicle under 10,001 lbs. GVWR or any such vehicle towing a vehicle not in excess of 10,000 lbs. GVWR. This class does not allow a person to transport hazardous materials.

Motorcycles, mopeds, and motorized bicycles are not given a separate class, but these vehicles can only be driven if a person fulfills the appropriate requirements to obtain an endorsement to his or her existing license.

A school instruction permit may be issued to any person who is at least 15 years of age if that person is enrolled in a certified driver education course. This permit is only valid during the driver education course. The permit holder can only drive while he or she is accompanied by the education course instructor.

Maryland

Commercial:

  • Class A: authorizes a licensee to drive any combination of vehicles (except motorcycles) and tow any trailer.
  • Class B: authorizes a licensee to drive vehicles with a registered GVW of 26,001 lbs. or more and tow trailers 10,000 lbs. or less. Exceptions include motorcycles and any combination of Class F tractors and Class G trailers.
  • Class C: authorizes a licensee to drive vehicles with a registered GVW under 26,001 lbs. and tow trailers 10,000 lbs. or less (except motorcycles).

Non-Commercial:

  • Class A: authorizes the licensee to drive any non-commercial vehicle (except motorcycles) and tow any non-commercial trailer.
  • Class B: authorizes the licensee to drive any single or combination of non-commercial vehicles and tow any non-commercial trailers. Exceptions include motorcycles and any combination of Class F tractors and Class G trailers.
  • Class C: authorizes the licensee to drive any non-commercial vehicle or combination of vehicles with a GVW less than 26,001 lbs. (except motorcycles) and tow any non-commercial trailer.
  • Class M: authorizes the licensee to drive motorcycles.

Holders of Classes A-C non-commercial licenses may tow travel trailers, camping trailers, or boat trailers.

Massachusetts

Class A: Any combination of vehicles with a Gross Combination Vehicle Weight Rating (GCWR) of 26,001 lbs. or more provided the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) of the vehicle(s) being towed is in excess of 10,000 lbs., except a school bus. With a Class A license and the appropriate endorsements, a driver may operate any vehicle covered within Classes B and C.

Class B: Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 lbs. or more, or any such vehicle towing another vehicle not in excess of 10,000 lbs. GVWR, except a school bus. With a Class B license and appropriate endorsements, a driver may operate any vehicle covered within Class C.

Class C: Any vehicle that is either less than 26,001 lbs. GVWR or any such vehicle towing a vehicle not in excess of 10,000 lbs. GVWR or a vehicle placarded for hazardous materials or designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the operator, except a school bus.

Class D: Any single vehicle or combination except a semitrailer unit, truck trailer combination, tractor, or truck having a registered gross weight in excess of 26,000 lbs., a bus, or a school bus.

Class M: Motorcycle. If operator has a Class D license, he or she may opt for a Class M endorsement on their driver’s license.

Michigan

A chauffeur’s license must be obtained to drive any size motor vehicle used as a common or contract carrier of persons or property, or if the applicant is employed for the principal purpose of driving a motor vehicle with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) of 10,000 lbs. or more.

Motorcycle endorsements are separate and distinct for 3-wheeled and 2-wheeled vehicle operating privileges.

Group A licenses authorize holders to drive a vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 pounds or over, provided the GVWR of any towed vehicles is 10,001 pounds or more.

Group B licenses authorize holders to drive a vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 lbs. and over, provided the GVWR of any towed vehicles is 10,000 pounds or less.

Group C licenses authorize holders to drive a vehicle designed to transport 16 or more passengers.

Group N licenses authorize holders to drive a tank vehicle.

Group H licenses authorize holders to drive a commercial motor vehicle carrying hazardous materials.

Group P licenses authorize holders to drive school buses.

Group F licenses authorize holders to drive a vehicle with a GVWR more than 26,001 lbs. and operated near a farm.

Group R licenses authorize holders to drive a pick-up truck equipped with a fifth-wheel assembly with an attached semitrailer designed for recreational living purposes or towing an additional trailer.

Group S licenses authorize holders to drive a school bus with students aboard.

Minnesota

There are 4 classes of Driver’s licenses: D, C, B, and A.

A Class D license holder can drive the following vehicles: (1) all farm trucks operated by the owner, an immediate family member of the owner, or an employee of the owner within 150 miles of the farm; (2) an authorized emergency vehicle; (3) recreational equipment that is operated for personal use; (4) all single vehicles except vehicles with a Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) of more than 26,000 lbs., vehicles designed to carry more than 15 passengers including the driver, and vehicles that carry hazardous materials. The holder of a Class D license may also tow vehicles if: the towed vehicle(s) has a GVW of 10,000 lbs. or less; or (2) the combination of vehicles has a GVW of 26,000 lbs. or less.

A Class C license holder can drive the following vehicles: (1) all Class D vehicles; (2) Class D vehicles with a hazardous material endorsement; and (3) with a passenger endorsement, operating buses; and with a passenger endorsement and school bus endorsement, operating school buses.

A Class B license holder can drive the following vehicles: (1) all Class D and C vehicles; (2) all other single-unit vehicles including, with any passenger endorsement, buses; and (3) can tow vehicles with a GVW of 10,000 lbs. or less.

A Class A license holder can drive any vehicle or combination of vehicles.

Mississippi

A Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) allows a licensee to operate a combination of vehicles with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) of 26,001 lbs. or more, provided the GVWR of the vehicle or vehicles being towed is in excess of 10,000 lbs.

A Class B CDL allows a licensee to operate any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 lbs. or more, and any such vehicle towing a vehicle not in excess of 10,000 lbs.

A Class C CDL allows a licensee to operate any single vehicle with a GVWR of less than 26,001 lbs. or any such vehicle towing a vehicle with a GVWR not in excess of 10,000 lbs. comprising (1) vehicles designed to transport 16 or more passengers including the driver; and (2) vehicles used to transport hazardous materials which are required to be placarded.

A Class D CDL allows a licensee to operate all other vehicles or combination of vehicles which are not included in Class A, B, or C and for which a commercial license is not required.

A Class R license allows a licensee to operate non-commercial passenger vehicles in the state.

Commercial endorsements and restrictions include: (1) “H” authorizing the driver to drive a vehicle transporting hazardous materials; (2) “K” restricting the driver to vehicles not equipped with air brakes; (3) “T” authorizing the driving of double and triple trailers; (4) “P” authorizing the driving of vehicles carrying passengers; (5) “N” authorizing the driving of tank vehicles; (6) “X” representing a combination of hazardous materials and tank vehicle endorsements; and (7) “S” restricting the driver to school buses being operated for the purpose of transporting pupils to and from school or to school-related functions and/or to all other vehicles not requiring a commercial driver’s license.

A restricted motorcycle license can be issued to any applicant who fulfills all the requirements necessary to obtain such a license. The license allows the person to operate a motorcycle and no other motor vehicle.

A motorcycle endorsement may be issued to any person who holds a valid Mississippi driver’s license and meets the requirements for endorsement.

Missouri

Class A, Class B, and Class C licenses respectively are for large commercial vehicles with a Gross Combination Weight Rating (GCWR) exceeding 26,001 lbs., vehicles designed to transport 16 or more passengers, and vehicles designed to transport hazardous materials. Class E licenses are for drivers whose employment involves transporting property or persons for hire or driving a vehicle owned by another person in the course of their employment.

Class F: Class F licenses are for non-commercial vehicles including recreational vehicles being used solely for personal use. An applicant must be 18 years of age.

Under 21 Driver’s License: A person is eligible for an Under 21 Driver’s License at 18 years of age.

Maine

A special restricted license may be issued to a person who is 15 years old, has successfully completed a driver education course, has completed 70 hours of drive time with 10 hours at night, and can prove educational, employment, or medical need. To prove need, a statement must be provided explaining that no readily available alternative means of transportation exists and use of a vehicle is necessary for transportation to and from school, work or medical facility. The license allows the holder to drive only between the holder’s residence and school, work. or medical facility.

A Class A license is for the operation of a combination of vehicles with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) or registered weight of 26,001 lbs. or more, if the GVWR or gross weight of the vehicles being towed is in excess of 10,000 lbs.

A Class B license is for the operation of a single motor vehicle with a GVWR or weight rating of 26,001 lbs. or more or such a vehicle towing a vehicle with a GVWR or gross weight not in excess of 10,000 lbs.

A Class C license is for the operation of a single vehicle or combination of vehicles that does not meet the definition of a Class A or Class B license.

A Class A or Class B license, or a Class C license with endorsements for double or triple trailers, buses, tank trucks, or hazardous materials is a commercial license.

Operation of a school bus, motorcycle, motor-drive cycle, or moped requires a special endorsement on a license.

Montana

An endorsement is an addition to a commercial driver’s license which indicates that the driver meets all of the qualifications required to operate a vehicle other than a normal passenger car. Type 1 allows a driver to operate a commercial motor vehicle in interstate commerce; Type 2 allows a driver to operate a commercial motor vehicle only within the State of Montana. Vehicles are categorized by class:

  • Class A: a combination of 2 or more vehicles, including a trailer(s) in excess of 10,000 lbs., articulated buses with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) exceeding 26,000 lbs., and all vehicles authorized to be driven under Class B and C, or with a regular driver’s license, Class D.
  • Class B: any single vehicle in excess of 26,000 lbs. GVWR, or any such vehicle towing a vehicle not in excess of 10,000 lbs. GVWR, or any bus, and any vehicle designed to carry and is capable of carrying more than 16 passengers, including the driver, and all vehicles under Class C or D.
  • Class C: a single vehicle under 26,000 lbs. GVWR which may tow a trailer under 10,000 lbs. GVWR which hauls hazardous materials in an amount sufficient to require placarding, and any vehicle which hauls 16 or more passengers, including the driver, and all school buses.
  • Class D is a regular non-commercial license.

Endorsements are as follows: (N)-Tank, (H)-Hazardous, (T)-Double/triple, (P)-Passenger, (M)-Motorcycle, (O)-Endorsement for Other. Restrictions: (A)-Airbrake.

Military personnel having a valid Montana license upon entry into service may use such license until 30 days following honorable discharge. Must obtain military endorsement.

Nebraska

Learner’s Permit Commercial (LPC): The LPC authorizes a person to operate a commercial motor vehicle for learning purposes when accompanied by a person who is at least 21 years of age (applicants must be at least age 18).

Class A Commercial: Any combination of motor vehicles and towed vehicles with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) of more than 26,000 lbs. if the GVWR of the vehicles being towed is in excess of 10,000 lbs.

Class B Commercial: Any single commercial vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 lbs. or more or any such commercial motor vehicle towing a vehicle with a GVWR not exceeding 10,000 lbs.

Class C Commercial: Any single commercial motor vehicle with a GVWR of less than 26,001 lbs. or any such motor vehicle towing a vehicle with a GVWR not exceeding 10,000 lbs. This class includes motor vehicles designed to transport 16 or more passengers, including the driver, and motor vehicles used in the transportation of hazardous materials.

Class M: Motorcycle license or motorcycle endorsement on a Class O non-commercial license.

Class O: The operator’s license which authorizes the person to operate on highways any motor vehicle except a commercial motor vehicle or motorcycle.

School Bus Permit: A school bus permit is required for drivers of all vehicles that transport one or more school children provided such transportation is sponsored and approved by a Board of Education.

Nevada

Class A: any combination of vehicles with a Gross Combination Weight Rating (GCWR) of 26,001 lbs., if the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) of the trailing vehicle is over 10,000 lbs. The holder may also drive a Class B or Class C vehicle, but not a motorcycle unless he or she has an appropriate endorsement.

Class B: any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 lbs. or more, or any vehicle which is towing another vehicle that does not have a GVWR of more than 10,000 lbs. The holder may also drive a Class C vehicle, but not a motorcycle unless he or she has an appropriate endorsement.

Class C: any single vehicle, or combination of vehicles, which does not meet the definition of a Class A or Class B vehicle, including passenger vehicles and mopeds. The holder of a Class C license may not drive a motorcycle without the appropriate endorsement, tow a vehicle with a GVWR of less than 10,000 lbs. unless the holder obtains an R endorsement, or drive a combination of vehicles exceeding 70 feet in length.

Class M: the holder may drive a motorcycle, trimobile, or moped.

New Hampshire

Class D: Non-Commercial Operator’s License. May also be “moped only,” “motorcycle only,” or “motorcycle also.”

Class A Commercial: Authorizes holder to drive a combination of vehicles with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) of over 26,000 lbs. while towing over 10,000 lbs.

Class B Commercial: Authorizes holder to drive a single vehicle or a combination of vehicles with a GVWR over 26,000 lbs. while towing under 10,000 lbs.

Class C Commercial: Authorizes holder to drive a vehicle with a GVWR under 26,000 lbs. while transporting hazardous wastes or 16 or more passengers.

New Jersey

A Basic Automobile License (Class D) may be issued to a person 18 years of age and older for all types of motor vehicles registered by the MVC, except motorcycles.

A Commercial Driver’s License (Class A, B, C) is for large trucks, buses, and vehicles hauling hazardous materials.

A Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) is necessary for the operation of tractor trailers or any truck or trailer with a Gross Combination Weight Rating (GCWR) of 26,001 lbs. or more, provided the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is more than 10,000 lbs., and allows the driver to operate all vehicles in the Class B, C, and D categories.

A Class B CDL is necessary for the operation of any vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 lbs. or more or a vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 lbs. or more towing a trailer with a GVWR of less than 10,000 lbs., or a bus with a GVWR of 26,001 lbs. or more designed to transport 16 or more passengers, including the driver, and allows the driver to operate all vehicles in the Class C and D categories.

A Class C CDL is necessary for any vehicle with a GVWR of less than 26,001 lbs. used and placarded to transport hazardous material, or any bus, including school buses, designed to carry 16 or more passengers, including the driver, and with a GVWR of less than 26,001 lbs. and all school vehicles designed for 15 or fewer passengers, including the driver, or any bus or other vehicle designed to transport 8 to 15 passengers, including the driver, which is used for hire.

There are 6 commercial license endorsements available: (T) double and triple trailer, which is for operators of vehicles pulling 2 or 3 trailers and requires a Class A license; (P) passenger, which is for operators of all buses or similar vehicles used to transport passengers; (S) School Bus, needed for all school bus drivers; (N) tank vehicle, for operators of vehicles that transport liquids or gas in bulk; (H) hazardous materials, for operators of vehicles transporting hazardous materials; and (L) air brakes, needed for any vehicle equipped with air breaks, special road test is federally required.

A bus driver license shall be issued to a person 18 years of age and older that has passed a satisfactory examination of driving ability and familiarity with the mechanism of the bus and has presented evidence, satisfactory to the director of the MVC of at least 3 years of driving experience, good character, and physical fitness.

A Motorcycle License (Class E) or Endorsement (M) is for most vehicles with less than 4 wheels, including motor bikes and scooters. The endorsement is for individuals already holding a basic New Jersey automobile license; otherwise, an individual must obtain a separate license.  Applicants under age 18 are required to take the Motorcycle Safety Education Program Basic Rider Course.

A Motorized Bicycle License (Class F) is for unlicensed drivers, 15 years and older, and is not needed if the operator has a Class A, B, C, D, or E license.

An Agricultural License (Class G) is for farming purposes only and may be granted to persons between 16 and 17 years of age and can be exchanged for a Class D license at age 17.

New Mexico

Class A allows the holder to drive any combination of vehicles with a gross combination weight rating of more than 26,000 lbs.

Class B allows the holder to drive any single vehicle with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)of more than 26,000 lbs.

Class C allows the holder to drive any vehicle designed to transport 16 or more passengers or hazardous materials.

Class D allows the holder to drive any single vehicle weighing less than 26,001 lbs., or vehicles towing 10,000 lbs. or less.

New York

Class D: The holder may operate any passenger vehicle, limited use automobile or any truck with a GVWR of not more than 26,000 lbs., or any such vehicle towing another vehicle with a GVWR of more than 10,000 lbs. provided that such combination of vehicles has a GVWR of not more than 26,000 lbs., except it shall not be valid to operate a tractor, a tow truck, a motorcycle other than a Class B or Class C limited use motorcycle, a vehicle used to transport passengers for hire or for which a hazardous materials endorsement is required, or a vehicle defined as a bus. The holder shall be at least 18 years of age, or 17 years of age if he or she has successfully completed a driver’s education course.

Class M: The holder may operate a motorcycle, or a motorcycle towing a trailer. The holder shall be at least 18 years of age, or 17 years of age if he or she has successfully completed a driver’s education course.

Class MJ: The holder shall be at least 16 years of age. This license allows holder to operate any motorcycle. The holder may not drive in the city of New York. Such license will automatically become a class M license when the holder turns 18.

Class E: The holder may operate the same vehicles as a Class D license holder, in addition to for-hire vehicles that carry 14 passengers or less.

Commercial Class A: The holder may operate any motor vehicle or any combination of vehicles with a combined GVWR of more than 26,000, provided the towed vehicle’s GVWR is more than 10,000 lbs. The holder must be at least 21 years of age.

Commercial Class B: The holder may operate any motor vehicle with a GVWR of more than 26,000, and may tow vehicles with a GVWR of less than 10,000 lbs. provided the combined GVWR is under 26,000.  The holder must be at least 18 years of age, or 21 years of age to travel in interstate commerce, transport hazardous materials, or operate a school bus.

Commercial Class C:  The holder may operate any vehicle with a  a GVWR of not more than 26,000 lbs. or a combination of vehicles with a combined GVWR or not more than 26, 000 lbs., transporting 15 passengers or more, or hazardous materials.   The holder must be at least 18 years of age, or 21 years of age to travel in interstate commerce, transport hazardous materials, or operate a school bus.

North Carolina

Non-Commercial:

  • Class A: Authorizes the holder to drive any class A motor vehicle exempt from the commercial license requirements, or a class A motor vehicle that has a combined Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) of less than 26,001 lbs. and includes as part of the combination a towed unit that has a GVWR of at least 10,001 lbs.
  • Class B: Authorizes the holder to drive any class B motor vehicle exempt from the commercial license requirements.
  • Class C: Authorizes the holder to drive any class C motor vehicle that is not a commercial motor vehicle; or a class A or B fire-fighting, rescue, or EMS vehicle when operated by a volunteer member of a fire department, rescue squad, or EMS; or a combination of noncommercial motor vehicles that have a GVWR of more than 10,000 lbs. but less than 26,001 lbs. Commercial Drivers’ Licenses (CDL):

Class A CDL: Authorizes the holder to drive any class A motor vehicle.

Class B CDL: Authorizes the holder to drive any class B motor vehicle.

Class C CDL: Authorizes the holder to drive any class C motor vehicle.

H Endorsement: Authorizes the holder to drive vehicles, regardless of size or class, except tank vehicles when transporting hazardous material that requires the vehicle to be placarded.

M Endorsement: Authorizes the holder to drive a motorcycle.

N Endorsement: Authorizes the holder to drive tank vehicles not carrying hazardous materials.

P Endorsement: Authorizes the holder to drive vehicles carrying passengers.

T Endorsement: Authorizes the holder to drive double trailers.

X Endorsement: Authorizes the holder to drive tank vehicles carrying hazardous materials.

Out-of-state restricted license holders who are between the ages of 16 and 18 may be eligible for any of the 3 provisional licenses, depending on the driving experience of the driver.

North Dakota

A Class D license allows a person to operate any single vehicle with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) of 26,000 lbs. or less or any such vehicle towing a vehicle with a GVWR not in excess of 10,000 lbs. (note: must be at least 18 years of age or under farm exemption if combined weight exceeds 26,000 pounds). Trucks towing trailers over 10,000 pounds provided the combined weight does not exceed 26,000 lbs. Gross Combination Weight Rating (GCWR). A camper or a vehicle towing a travel trailer being used solely for personal purposes, emergency vehicle, or a vehicle driven by active duty member for military purposes may be driven with a Class D license.

A Class M license allows a person to operate a motor vehicle having a seat or saddle for the use of the rider and designed to travel on not more than 3 wheels in contact with the ground, but excluding motorized bicycles and tractors. A Class M vehicle may not be operated under a Class A, B, C, or D license.

A Class M endorsement, giving the holder the same privileges as a Class M license, may be issued to the holder of a Class A, B, C, or D license upon successful completion of an examination.

A person holding a commercial driver’s license (CDL) may drive all vehicles in the class for the license that is issued and all lesser classes of vehicles except motorcycles.

A Class A, B, or C license may not be issued to anyone under 18 years of age, except that a Class A, B, or C license specially restricted to use for custom harvest purposes may be issued to a person at least 16 years of age who satisfactorily completes the appropriate examinations.

A Class A CDL allows a person to operate any combination of vehicles with a GVWR of more than 26,000 lbs., provided the GVWR of the vehicles being towed is in excess of 10,000 lbs.

A Class B CDL allows a person to operate any single vehicle with a GVWR of more than 26,000 lbs., and any such vehicle towing a vehicle not in excess of 10,000 lbs.

A Class C CDL allows a person to operate any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,000 lbs. or less or any such vehicle towing a vehicle with a GVWR not in excess of 10,000 lbs., including vehicles designed to transport 16 or more passengers, including the driver, and vehicles used to transport hazardous materials that require the vehicle to be placarded under federal law.

Commercial endorsements include: (1) H, authorizing the driver to drive a vehicle transporting hazardous materials; (2) T, authorizing the driving of double and triple trailers; (3) P, authorizing the driving of vehicles carrying passengers; (4) N, authorizing the driving of tank vehicles; (5) X, authorizing the driving of tank vehicles and hazardous material vehicles; and (6) S, authorizing the driving of a school bus.

Ohio

Types of non-commercial licenses are Passenger Class D (Driver’s); motorcycle endorsement on a license, and a motorcycle-only license.

Types of commercial licenses are:

  • Class A — any combination of vehicles with a combined Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) of 26,001 lbs. or more, if the GVWR of the vehicle or vehicles being towed is in excess of 10,000 lbs.
  • Class B — any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 lbs. or more or any such vehicle towing a vehicle having a GVWR that is not in excess of 10,000 lbs.
  • Class C — any single vehicle, or combination of vehicles, designed to transport 16 or more passengers, including the driver, or is placarded for hazardous materials and any school bus with a GVWR of less than 26,001 lbs. that is designed to transport fewer than 16 passengers including the driver.
  • Types of endorsements are: H — authorizes the driver to drive a vehicle transporting hazardous materials; K — restricts the driver to only intrastate operation; L — restricts the driver to vehicles not equipped with air brakes; T — authorizes the driver to drive double and triple trailers; P — authorizes the driver to drive vehicles carrying passengers; N — authorizes the driver to drive tank vehicles; S — authorizes the driver to drive school buses; and X — authorizes the driver to drive tank vehicles transporting hazardous materials.

Oklahoma

Commercial Licenses:

  • Class A: must be 18 years of age. The holder of a Class A license may drive any vehicle in Classes A, B, C, or D. A Class A motor vehicle includes any combination of vehicles not listed as a Class D vehicle with a GVWR of at least 26,001 lbs., provided that the GVWR of the vehicle(s) being towed is in excess of 10,000 lbs.
  • Class B: must be 18 years of age. The holder of a Class B license may drive any vehicle in Classes B, C, or D. A Class B motor vehicle includes any single vehicle not listed as a Class D vehicle with a GVWR of at least 26,001 lbs., or any such vehicle towing a vehicle with a GVWR of 10,000 lbs. or less. This class also applies to a bus with a GVWR of at least 26,001 lbs. and designed to transport 16 or more persons.
  • Class C: must be 18 years of age. The holder of a Class C license may drive any vehicle in Classes C or D. A Class C motor vehicle includes any single or combination of vehicles not listed as a Class D vehicle, other than a Class A or B vehicle, that is either required to be placarded for hazardous materials or designed to transport 16 or more persons.

No person may drive a hazardous vehicle unless that person is at least 21 years of age and holds a Class A, B, or C license with a hazardous material endorsement.

Non-Commercial License: A Class D license is given to persons at least 16 years of age who are eligible to drive a Class D non-commercial motor vehicle. Class D vehicles include any vehicle marked and used as a firefighting or law enforcement vehicle; designed and used solely as a recreational vehicle; is a single or combination vehicle with a GVWR of 26,000 lbs. or less; or is a single or combination vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 lbs. or more, and is used for agricultural purposes.

In order to operate a motorcycle, licensees must obtain a motorcycle endorsement on their regular license.

Oregon

Class A Commercial License: authorizes the operation of any vehicle or combination of vehicles except any vehicle for which an endorsement is required.

Class B Commercial License: with applicable endorsements, authorizes the operation of any single vehicle and to tow a vehicle that is not in excess of 10,000 lbs. gross vehicle weight (GVW) and gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR).

Class C Commercial License: with applicable endorsements, authorizes the operation of any vehicle designed to transport 16 or more passengers, including the driver, if the GVW and GVWR of the vehicle is less than 26,001 lbs.; any vehicle used for the transportation of hazardous material if the GVW and GVWR of the vehicle is less than 26,001 lbs.; and any vehicle that may be operated by the holder of a Class C driver’s license.

Class C Driver’s License and driver cards: authorizes the operation of any vehicle for which a commercial license is not required except those vehicles requiring an endorsement.

Individual license endorsements permit the operation of various vehicles including a motorcycle, school bus, double and triple trailers, and farm vehicles.

Pennsylvania

A Class A license allows a license holder to operate any combination of vehicles with a GVWR of 26,001 lbs. or more, provided the GVWR of the vehicle or vehicles being towed has a GVWR of 10,000 lbs. or more. The holder of a Class A license can also drive Class B and Class C vehicles.

A Class B license allows a license holder to operate any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 lbs. or more or any such vehicle towing a vehicle having a GVWR of 10,000 lbs. or less. The holder of a Class B license can also drive Class C vehicles.

A Class C license allows a license holder to operate any vehicle, or combination of vehicles under 26,000 lbs., except combinations of vehicles involving motorcycles.

A Class M license allows a license holder to operate a motorcycle.

Rhode Island

A special license is required to operate a motorcycle or motor scooter.

A “first license” is issued to a person applying for the first time and is issued for 1 year, after which time a permanent license is issued.

A chauffeur’s license is issued to persons at least 21 years of age for the purpose of driving a school bus to transport children, or any motor vehicle when in use for transportation of persons or property for compensation.

A commercial driver’s license (CDL) is issued to persons at least 21 years of age, except for intrastate operations when the applicant must be at least 18 years of age.

  • Endorsements on a commercial driver’s license include: (1) a tank endorsement; (2) a passenger endorsement; (3) hazmat; (4) doubles; and (5) triples.

South Carolina

Class D vehicles are passenger vehicles and all non-commercial vehicles that do not exceed 26,000 lbs. Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW).

Class E vehicles are non-commercial single unit vehicles that do not exceed 26,000 lbs. GVW.

Class F vehicles are non-commercial combination vehicles that exceed 26,000 lbs. GVW.

Class M vehicles are motorcycles.

Class G vehicles are mopeds.

South Dakota

Class 1 – Car/Light Truck/Moped/Non-CDL Vehicles

Class 2 – Class 1 and Motorcycles

Class 3 – Motorcycles only

The holder of a valid commercial driver’s license may drive any vehicle in the class for which that license is issued, and any lesser class of vehicle, except a motorcycle. No person may drive a vehicle requiring an endorsement unless the proper corresponding endorsement appears on that person’s commercial driver’s license. A commercial driver’s license may be issued with the following classifications:

  • Class A Combination Vehicle. Any combination of commercial motor vehicles and towed vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating of 26,001 lbs. or more if the gross vehicle weight rating of the vehicles being towed is in excess of 10,000 lbs. This class includes:
  • Any vehicle designed to transport 16 or more passengers, including the driver; and
  • Any vehicle used in the transportation of hazardous materials that require the vehicle to be placarded under 49 C.F.R. Part 172, Subpart F, as amended through January 1, 1993.
  • Class B Heavy Straight Vehicle. Any single commercial motor vehicle with a gross vehicle weight rating of 26,001 lbs. or more or any such commercial motor vehicle towing a vehicle with a gross weight rating not exceeding 10,000 lbs. This class includes:
  • Any vehicle designed to transport 16 or more passengers, including the driver; and
  • Any vehicle used in the transportation of hazardous materials which require the vehicle to be placarded under 49 C.F.R. Part 172, Subpart F, as amended through January 1, 1993.
  • Class C Small Vehicle. Any single vehicle, or combination of vehicles, that meets neither the definition of class A nor that of class B. This class includes any vehicle designed to transport 16 or more passengers, including the driver, or is used in the transportation of hazardous materials which require the vehicle to be placarded under 49 C.F.R. Part 172, Subpart F, as amended through January 1, 1993.

Tennessee

Class A: Valid for the operation of any combination of motor vehicles with a Gross Combination Weight (GCW) rating in excess of 26,000 lbs., provided the vehicles being pulled have a Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) rating in excess of 10,000 lbs.; and for the operation of Class B, C, and D vehicles.

Class B: Valid for the operation of any vehicle with a GVW rating in excess of 26,000 lbs., or any such vehicle towing a vehicle not in excess of 10,000 lbs. GVW; also valid for the operation of Class C and D vehicles.

Class C: Valid for the operation of any single vehicle with a GVW rating of 26,000 lbs. or less or any combination of vehicles with a GCW rating of 26,000 lbs. or less and includes vehicles requiring a placard for carrying hazardous materials and vehicles designed to transport more than 15 passengers; and for the operation of Class D vehicles.

Class D: Valid for the operation of vehicles with a GVW rating of less than 26,000 lbs. or any combination of vehicles with a GCW rating less than 26,001 lbs. except vehicles in Class A, B, or C.

Class H: Issued to a minor between 14 and 16 years of age and restricts the holder to operation of a passenger car, Class M motorcycle, or both, during the hours of daylight and only for travel to and from authorized destinations.

Class M: Valid for all motorcycles for drivers age 16 and older.

Class P: Issued as an instruction permit in conjunction with another class and is valid only for operation of that class of vehicle; the holder of a class P permit must be accompanied at all times by a parent or guardian or certified instructor, who is at least 21 years of age and has been licensed in the state for at least 1 year.

Texas

A Class A driver’s license authorizes the holder to operate a vehicle or combination of vehicles with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) of 26,001 lbs. or more.

A Class B driver’s license authorizes the holder to operate a vehicle with a GVWR of more than 26,000 lbs. or a bus with a seating capacity of 24 passengers or more. The vehicle may tow a trailer with a GVWR of not more than 10,000 lbs. or a farm trailer of not more than 20,000 lbs.

A Class C driver’s license authorizes the holder to operate a vehicle or combination of vehicles with a GVWR not in excess of 26,000 lbs., a bus with a seating capacity of 23 passengers or less, and tow a farm trailer with a GVWR of not more than 20,000 lbs.

A Class M driver’s license authorizes the holder to operate a motorcycle or moped.  Special licensing and training is required for three-wheel motorcycles. A restricted Class M license will be issued upon completion of a required driver training course.

A provisional license is issued to anyone under 18 years old.

Utah

Class A license (Commercial) is issued to drive any combination of vehicles with a GVWR of 26,001 pounds or more, if the GVWR of the 1 or more vehicles being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.

Class B license (Commercial) is issued to drive any single motor vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 pounds or more, including that motor vehicle when towing a vehicle with a GVWR of 10,000 pounds or less.

Class C license (Commercial) is issued to drive any single motor vehicle with a GVWR of less than 26,001 pounds or that motor vehicle when towing a vehicle with a GVWR of 10,000 pounds or less when the vehicle is designed or used:

  • to transport more than 15 passengers, including the driver;
  • as a school bus, and weighing less than 26,001 pounds GVWR; or
  • to transport hazardous materials.

Class D license (Non-Commercial) is issued to drive motor vehicles not defined as commercial motor vehicles or motorcycles.

Endorsements: H-hazardous materials; K-restricted to intrastate operation of commercial vehicles; L-restricted to vehicles not equipped with air brakes; M-motorcycle; N-tank vehicle; P-passenger vehicle; S-school bus; T-double or triple trailers; X-hazardous materials and tank combination; and Z-taxi.

Vermont

Class D: A non-commercial operator’s license, which permits the operation of any vehicle except a motorcycle, a school bus, or commercial Class A, B, or C vehicle.

Class A: Allows operation of a vehicle over 26,001 lbs. and towing over 10,000 lbs.

Class B: Allows operation of a vehicle over 26,001 lbs. and towing less than 10,000 lbs.

Class C: Allows operation of a vehicle under 26,000 lbs. and transporting hazardous materials or carrying more than 16 or more passengers.

Permit holders may not drive unless supervised by: (1) a licensed unimpaired parent or guardian; (2) a licensed or certified and unimpaired driver education instructor; or (3) a licensed and unimpaired individual who is at least 25 years of age.

Virginia

Types of non-commercial licenses are driver’s licenses, driver’s licenses with a Class M motorcycle, and a motorcycle-only license. Types of commercial licenses are:

  • Class A: Any combination of vehicles with a Gross Combination Weight Rating (GCWR) of 26,001 lbs. or more if the vehicle(s) being towed has a GVWR of more than 10,000 lbs. If an operator holds a Class A license and has the correct endorsements, he or she may also operate vehicles listed in Classes B and C.
  • Class B: Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 lbs. or more. Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 lbs. or more towing another vehicle with a GVWR of 10,000 lbs. or less.
  • Class C: Any vehicle that is not included in Classes A or B that carries hazardous materials or is designed to carry 16 or more passengers, including the driver.
  • Types of endorsements are: H — permits driving a vehicle that transports hazardous materials; N — permits driving a tanker; P — permits driving a passenger-carrying vehicle; S — permits driving a school bus; or T — permits driving a double or triple trailer. 

Washington

A basic non-commercial driver’s license is issued to a driver who has sufficient experience operating a non-commercial passenger vehicle.

  • A Class A commercial driver’s license is for a combination of vehicles with a Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCWR) of more than 26,000 lbs. if the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 lbs.
  • A Class B commercial driver’s license is for a combination of vehicles with a GCWR of more than 26,000 lbs. if the GVWR of the vehicle being towed is not in excess of 10,000 lbs.
  • A Class C commercial driver’s license is for a single vehicle with a GVWR of less than 26,001 lbs. or any such vehicle towing a vehicle with a GVWR not in excess of 10,000 lbs.

West Virginia

A license may authorize the use of the following vehicles as indicated by the respective letters:

  • “A”–Combination Commercial Vehicles over 26,000 lbs.
  • “B”–Single Commercial Motor Vehicles over 26,000 lbs.
  • “C”–All other Commercial Vehicles and Buses
  • “D”–Non-Commercial Vehicles for Hire
  • “E”–Passenger Vehicles
  • “F”–Motorcycles Only
  • “G”–for persons using bioptic telescopic devices; and “X”–Identification Card.

Wisconsin

Driver’s licenses are separated into the following classes:

  • Class A: Commercial license permits the operation of any combination of vehicles with a Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) rating of over 26,000 lbs. if the GVW rating of the vehicle or vehicles being towed is in excess of 10,000 lbs.
  • Class B: Commercial license permits the operation of any single vehicle with a GVW rating of over 26,000 lbs. and any such vehicle towing a vehicle or vehicles with an aggregate GVW rating of 10,000 lbs.
  • Class C: Commercial license permits the operation of any single vehicle with a GVW rating of 26,000 lbs. or less, including any such vehicle towing a vehicle with a GVW rating of less than 10,000 lbs. if the vehicle is designed to transport more than 16 passengers or the vehicle is transporting hazardous materials.
  • Class D: Permits operation of any motor vehicle not included in Class A, B, C, or M.
  • Class M Permits operation of a motorcycle.

Wyoming

Classes A and B: For vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of more than 26,000 lbs. Class S: For drivers operating a school bus.

Class C: For vehicles with a GVWR of less than 26,000 lbs. excluding motorcycles, designed to transport less than 16 passengers including the driver, and not placarded for the transportation of hazardous materials.

Class I: Instruction permit.

Restricted License: WYDOT may issue a restricted Class C or M license, or both, to a person who is between the ages of 14 and 16 if the applicant can show “extreme inconvenience” which includes the following: (1) the person must drive to school and the person’s residence is more than 5 miles from school; (2) the person has a regular job more than 5 miles from the person’s residence; (3) the person must have the license to work in his or her parent’s business; or (4) any other circumstance that the highway patrol finds is an extreme inconvenience. The licensee may drive a vehicle only between the hours of 5 a.m. and 8 p.m.

Puerto Rico

Driver’s license grants individual authority to operate private motor vehicles, with the exception of heavy motor vehicles, without pay.

Chauffeur’s license authorizes individual to operate motor vehicles, except for heavy motor vehicles, with or without pay.

Heavy motor vehicle driver’s license authorizes individual to operate any motor vehicle, subject to certain statutory provisions.

Motorcycle driver’s license authorizes the operation of motorcycles, motor-driven bicycles, or motor scooters.

Learner’s license authorizes individual to drive motor vehicle if accompanied by authorized individual.


Canada

Alberta

Class 1 license permits an operator to drive: (1) any motor vehicle, or combination of vehicles, other than a motorcycle; and (2) class 6 type vehicles, for learning only. The minimum learning or licensing age is 18. Requirements: vision screening; written and road test; medical report; airbrake certificate. Vehicle for road test: A tractor-trailer combination with three or more axles equipped with airbrakes.

Class 2 license permits an operator to drive: (1) any motor vehicle, or combination of vehicles, that the holder of a Class 3, 4, and 5 operator’s license may operate; (2) any bus; and (3) classes 1 and 6 type vehicles, for learner only. The minimum learning or licensing age is 18. Requirements: vision screening; written and road test; medical report; airbrake certificate for vehicle with airbrakes. Vehicle for road test: a bus with a seating capacity exceeding 24, excluding the operator.

Class 3 license permits an operator to drive: (1) any motor vehicle, or combination of vehicles that the holder of a class 5 operator’s license may operate; (2) a single motor vehicle with 3 or more axles; (3) a motor vehicle with 3 or more axles towing a trailer with 1 or more axles, if the trailer is not equipped with airbrakes; (4) classes 2 and 4 type vehicles without passengers; and (5) all motor vehicles included under class 1, 2, and 6, for learning only. No holder of a class 3 operator’s license shall operate a motor vehicle: (1) that has a seating capacity of more than 15, while that vehicle is transporting any person in addition to the operator; or (2) to transport passengers for hire. The minimum learning or licensing age is 18. Requirements: vision screening; written and road test; airbrake certificate if the vehicle is equipped with airbrakes. Vehicle for road test: any single motor vehicle having 3 or more axles.

Class 4 license permits an operator to drive: (1) a taxi, ambulance, or bus (including school or kindergarten buses) where seating capacity is not over 24, excluding the operator; (2) all motor vehicles included under class 5; and (3) all motor vehicles included under classes 1, 2, 3, and 6, for learning only. The minimum learning or licensing age is 18. Requirements: vision screening; written test; medical report; road test required if operator does not hold a class 1, 2, or 3 license. Vehicle for road test: any 2-axle motor vehicle, excluding a motorcycle.

Class 5 license permits an operator to drive: (1) a 2-axle single motor vehicle, excluding a motorcycle; (2) a 2-axle motor vehicle towing a trailer with 1 or more axles, if the trailer is not equipped with airbrakes; (3) a recreational vehicle or any combination of a recreational vehicle and a trailer, if the trailer has not more than 2 axles and is not equipped with airbrakes; (4) a moped; and (5) classes 1, 2, 3, 4, and 6 type vehicles, for learning only. No holder of a class 5 operator’s license shall operate a motor vehicle: (1) that has a seating capacity of more than 15, while that vehicle is transporting any person in addition to the operator; or (2) to transport for hire. The minimum learning age is 14. The minimum licensing age is 16. Requires a road test with any 2-axle motor vehicle, excluding a motorcycle.

Class 6 license permits an operator to drive: (1) a motorcycle or a moped; and (2) all motor vehicles under class 5, for learning only. The minimum learning or licensing age is 16. Requirements: written test and vision screening, and a road test for applicants with a class 7 or if no license presented. Written test, vision screening, and skill test for applicants with a class 5 or better. Vehicle for road test: motorcycle without sidecar.

Class 7 license permits an operator to drive: (1) a moped; (2) a motor vehicle referred to in the class 5 category, as a learner only; and (3) a motorcycle, as a learner only, if the operator is at least 16 years of age. The minimum learning or licensing age is 14. Requires a written test and vision screening.

Alberta has a limited occupational hardship license law.

British Columbia

The types of licenses are classes 1 through 8.

A Class 1 license holder can drive a semitrailer truck and all motor vehicles or combinations except motorcycles.

A Class 2 license holder can drive all buses and vehicles in Classes 4 and 5.

A Class 3 license holder can drive trucks with more than 2 axles, including dump trucks, large tow trucks, and Class 5 vehicles.

A Class 4 license holder can drive taxis, limousines, ambulances, special buses used to transport people with disabilities, and also Class 5 vehicles.

A Class 5 or 7 license holder can drive 2-axle vehicles except for Class 4 vehicles and motorcycles. These include cars, vans, 2-axle trucks, and utility vehicles, motor homes (including those with more than 2 axles), limited speed motorcycles (e.g., mopeds or mini-scooters), all-terrain vehicles, construction vehicles, trailers 4,600 kg or less, and buses or vans seating not more than 10 people.

A Class 6 or 8 license holder can drive motorcycles, all-terrain cycles, and all-terrain vehicles.

Manitoba

A Class 1 license authorizes the holder to operate semitrailer trucks and all motor vehicles or a combination of vehicles in Classes 2, 3, 4, and 5.

A Class 2 license authorizes the holder to operate a bus, including a school bus, with a seating capacity of over 24 passengers while carrying passengers; includes all vehicles in classes 3, 4, and 5.

A Class 3 license authorizes a person to operate a truck with more than 2 axles, including any combination of vehicles, or a truck with not more than 2 axles towing a trailer with a registered Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) of more than 4,540 kg except for semitrailer trucks; includes all vehicles in classes 4 and 5.

A Class 4 license authorizes the holder to operate taxis, ambulances, and other emergency vehicles; buses with a seating capacity between 10 and 24 passengers (while carrying passengers); school buses with a seating capacity between 10 and 36 passengers (while carrying passengers); includes class 5 vehicles.

A Class 5 license authorizes a holder to operate passenger cars; a bus while not carrying passengers; a truck with not more than 2 axles; any combination of vehicles consisting of a truck with not more than 2 axles and a towed vehicle with a registered GVW of not more than 4,540 kg; Class 5 and 3 trucks registered as farm trucks; and mopeds.

A Class 6 license authorizes the holder to operate a motorcycle and a moped. The operation of vehicles in Classes 1 to 5 are prohibited, unless the motorcycle Class 6 license is held in combination with Classes 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 licenses.

New Brunswick

Class 9 – motor driven cycle license

Class 7

Level 1 – learners license authorizes a person who is receiving instructions in the operation of a motor vehicle to drive a motor vehicle.

Level 2 – authorizes the holder to drive vehicles described in Class 5 with the exception of class 9 (motor driven cycles).

Class 6 authorizes the holder to drive a motorcycle or any of the vehicles described in Class 9.

Class 5 authorizes the holder to drive any motor vehicle including:

  • Any vehicle from Class 9,
  • Any two-axle motor vehicle except an ambulance, a taxicab or a bus, or
  • To tow a towed vehicle which is registered up to and including 4,500 kg gross vehicle mass behind a motor vehicle or motor home referred to herein but not equipped with air brakes.

In addition to a class, a driver’s license may be endorsed with a letter to expand on the types of vehicles that can be driven by the holder of the license. The endorsements are as follows:

  • A – valid for all motorcycles
  • B – valid for school buses
  • C – valid for motorcycle and school buses
  • D – valid for motorcycles with engine size exceeding 50 cubic centimeters, but not exceeding 550 cubic centimeters
  • E – valid for vehicles equipped with air brakes

Newfoundland and Labrador

A Class 8 license permits the holder to operate traction engine vehicles only.

A Class 6 license permits the holder to operate a motorcycle.

A Class 5 license permits the holder to operate all motor vehicles with no more than 2 axles and a combination of vehicles where the towed vehicles do not exceed 4,500 kg; buses, taxis, and ambulances while not carrying passengers; self-propelled motor homes with 2 or more axles; farm tractors; fork lifts and emergency vehicles excluding ambulances; trucks designed for off-highway use; and vehicles commonly known as backhoes.

A Class 4 license permits the holder to operate taxis, ambulances, all Class 5 motor vehicles, and buses up to 24 passengers.

A Class 3 license permits the holder to operate trucks with 3 or more axles including a combination of vehicles and other classes as shown by endorsements.

A Class 2 license permits the holder to operate all buses over 24 passengers and other classes as shown by endorsements.

A Class 1 license permits the holder to operate all semitrailer trucks and other classes as shown by endorsements on the license.

Northwest Territories

Class 1 permits the operation of semitrailers and tractor trailers; any vehicle in Class 2, 3, 4, or 5; and any vehicle in Class 6 while the driver is supervised and learning to operate it.

Class 2 permits the operation of a bus of any seating capacity; a vehicle or any combination of vehicles in Class 3, 4, or 5; any combination of vehicles without air brakes where the towed vehicles exceed a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) of 4,500 kg; and any vehicle in Class 1 or 6 while the driver is supervised and learning to operate it.

Class 3 permits the operation of a single vehicle with 3 or more axles; any combination of vehicles where the towed vehicles in the combination do not exceed a GVWR of 4,500 kg; any combination of vehicles without air brakes where the towed vehicles exceed a GVWR of 4,500 kg; a vehicle or any combination of vehicles in Class 4 or 5; and any vehicle in Class 1, 2, or 6 while the driver is supervised and learning to operate it.

Class 4 permits the operation of a bus having a seating capacity not exceeding 24 passengers; a taxi; an ambulance; any vehicle in Class 5; and any vehicle in Class 1, 2, 3, or 6 while the driver is supervised and learning to operate it.

Class 5 is the standard license for passenger vehicles. Class 5 permits the operation of a 2-axle vehicle other than a motorcycle, bus, taxi, or an ambulance; any combination of a 2-axle towing vehicle and towed vehicle where the towing and towed vehicles do not exceed a GVWR of 4,500 kg; a recreational vehicle; a moped; certain construction vehicles with no more than 2 axles; and any vehicle in Class 1, 2, 3, 4, or 6 while the driver is learning to operate it.

Class 6 permits the operation of a motorcycle and any vehicle in Class 5 while the driver is supervised learning to operate it.

Class 7 permits the operation of any vehicle in Class 5 or 6 while the driver is supervised and learning to operate it. A person must be at least 15 years old to have this type of license.

Nova Scotia

Class 1 permits the operation of semitrailer and tractor-trailer combinations and all type of vehicles in Classes 2, 3, 4, 5, and 8.

Class 2 permits the operation of buses having a seating capacity of more than 24 passengers, and all types of vehicles in Classes 3, 4, 5, and 8. Class 2 permit holders may not drive Class 1 vehicles (except as a learner).

Class 3 permits the operation of any single vehicle in excess of 14,000 kg and any combination of vehicles other than semitrailer or tractor-trailer combinations in excess of 14,000 kg Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) where the towed vehicle in that combination does not exceed a GVW of 4,500 kg, and vehicles in Classes 4, 5, and 8. Class 3 permit holders may not drive Class 1 or 2 vehicles (except as a learner), or public passenger vehicles (unless 19 years of age or older).

Class 4 permits the operation of buses under 24 passengers, taxis, ambulances, and all types of vehicles in Classes 5 and 8. Class 4 permit holders may not drive Class 1, 2, or 3 vehicles (except as a learner), or public passenger vehicles (unless 19 years of age or older).

Class 5 permits the operation of any single vehicle not in excess of 14,000 kg GVW, any combination of vehicles other than semitrailer or tractor-trailer combinations not exceeding 14,000 kg and the towed vehicle in that combination not exceeding a GVW of 4,500 kg, and Class 8 vehicles. Class 5 does not permit the operation of Class 1, 2, 3, or 4 vehicles (except as a learner).

Class 6 permits the operation of motorcycle and motor-driven cycles and Class 8 vehicles. Class 6 operators may be restricted to the operation of motor-driven cycles (mopeds) and motorcycles 100 cc and under.

Class 7 is a learner’s license which is valid only while holder is accompanied by a licensed driver in the class of vehicle being operated except Class 6 or 8. Class 7 does not permit the operation of Class 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 vehicles (except as a learner).

Class 8 permits the operation of farm tractors. It does not permit the operation of any other class of vehicle except as a learner at age 16.

The following endorsements may be added to a driver’s license to allow the driver to operate additional vehicles or combinations of vehicles when the respective minimum requirements have been met: valid for any motorcycle or motor-driven cycle; valid for a school bus; valid for any motorcycle and any school bus; valid only for a motorcycle with engine size of 100 cc or less or motor-driven cycle; valid for school bus and motorcycle with engine size of 100 cc or less or motor-driven cycle; valid for a vehicle equipped with air brakes.

Nunavut

Class 1: permits the operation of semi-trailers and tractor trailers; any vehicle in Class 2, 3, 4 or 5; and any vehicle in Class 6, while the driver is learning to operate it.

Class 2: permits the operation of a bus of any seating capacity for passengers; a vehicle or any combination of vehicles in Class 3, 4 or 5; any combination of vehicles without air brakes where the towed vehicles exceed a gross weight of 4,500 kg; and any vehicle in Class 1 or 6, while the driver is learning to operate it.

Class 3: permits the operation of a single vehicle with three or more axles; a towing combination where the towed vehicles do not exceed a gross weight of 4,500 kg; any combination of vehicles without air brakes where the towed vehicles exceed a gross weight of 4,500 kg; a vehicle or any combination of vehicles in Class 4 or 5; and any vehicle mentioned in Class 1, 2 or 6, while the driver is learning to operate it.

Class 4: permits the operation of a bus having a seating capacity not exceeding 24 passengers; a taxi; an ambulance; any vehicle in Class 1, 2, 3 or 6, while the driver is learning to operate it.

Class 5: permits the operation of a two axle vehicle other than a motorcycle, bus, taxi or an ambulance; a towing combination where towing and towed vehicles do not exceed a gross weight of 4,500 kg; recreational vehicles; mopeds; and any vehicle mentioned in Class 1, 2, 3, 4 or 6, while the driver is learning to operate it.

Class 6: permits the operation of a motorcycle, and any vehicle in Class 5, while the driver is learning to operate it.

Class 7: permits the operation of any vehicle in Class 5 or 6, while the driver is learning to operate it.

Ontario

Class A: Towed vehicles exceeding 4,600 kg, excluding a bus carrying passengers; also authorized for Class D and G.

Class B: School buses with a seating capacity for more than 24 passengers; also authorized for Class C, D, E, F, and G.

Class C: Buses, excluding school buses, with a seating capacity for more than 24 passengers; also authorized for Class D, F, and G.

Class D: Motor vehicles and combinations exceeding 11,000 kg gross weight or Registered Gross Weight (RGW); also authorized for Class G, provided the towed vehicle is not over 4,600 kg.

Class E: School buses with seating capacity of not more than 24 passengers; also authorized for Class F and G.

Class F: Buses, excluding school buses, with a seating capacity of not more than 24 passengers and ambulances; also authorized for Class G.

Class G: Any motor vehicle or combination, including a motor-assisted bicycle, not exceeding 11,000 kg RGW and towed vehicles where the towed vehicle does not exceed a Total Gross Weight (TGW) of 4,600 kg; does not include motorcycles, buses carrying passengers, or ambulances in the course of providing ambulance services.

Prince Edward Island

Driver’s license classes include:

Class 1 – any tractor-trailer or truck-trailer combination;

Class 2 – buses, taxis, and ambulances over 24 passengers;

Class 3 – straight truck over 4,600 kg, over 14,000 kg if trailer is less than 4,500 kg;

Class 4 – buses under 24 passengers;

Class 5 – passenger cars and light trucks, not exceeding 14,000 kg;

Class 6 – motorcycles;

Class 7 – learner’s permit;

Class 8 – mopeds;

Class 9 – farm tractor permit.

Quebec

The SAAQ issues learner’s licenses, probationary licenses, driver’s licenses, and restricted licenses.

Class 1, 2, 3, 4A, 4B, and 4C driver’s licenses are commercial driver’s licenses. Class 1, 2, and 3 are more specifically for heavy vehicles (including buses), class 4A for emergency vehicles, class 4B for minibuses (24 passengers or less), and class 4C for taxis.

Class 5 authorizes the holder to drive a motor vehicle having 2 axles and a net mass of less than 4,500 kg, a motor home, an equipment vehicle, a service vehicle, a moped, and a farm tractor. The holder may also drive a covered vehicle hauling a trailer.

Class 6A authorizes the holder to drive any motorcycle or moped.

Class 6B authorizes the holder to drive any motorcycle with an engine size of not more than 400 cc or a moped.

Class 6C authorizes the holder to drive any motorcycle with an engine size of not more than 125 cc or a moped.

Class 6D authorizes the holder to drive a moped. No person may ride a motorcycle or moped equipped with a 125 cc or less engine on a limited access highway or on an entrance or exit ramp.

Class 6E authorizes the holder to drive a three-wheeled motorcycle.

Class 8 authorizes the holder to drive a farm tractor.

Saskatchewan

Class 1 motor vehicles are power unit and semitrailer combinations, trucks when towing a vehicle, or vehicles the Combined Gross Weight (CGW) of which exceeds 4,600 kg, and buses when towing a vehicle or vehicles, the CGW of which exceeds 4,600 kg (minimum age 18). (A power unit is defined as a vehicle designed and used for towing a semitrailer on a highway with a substantial part of the weight of the semitrailer and its load carried by the power unit)

Class 2 motor vehicles are buses that have a seating capacity of more than 24 passengers (minimum age 18).

Class 3 motor vehicles are trucks with more than 2 axles, except trucks registered in Class F, trucks when towing a vehicle or trailer, or vehicles with CGW which does not exceed 4,600 kg, and power units with more than 2 axles when not towing a trailer (minimum age 18).

Class 4 motor vehicles are buses that have a seating capacity of not more than 24 passengers, public service vehicles used in the operation of a taxi service when being used for hire, ambulances when being used for hire (minimum age 18).

Class 5 motor vehicles are vehicles with no more than 2 axles, other than motorcycles, vehicles with 2 axles when towing a vehicle or vehicles whose CGW does not exceed 4,600 kg, buses when not carrying passengers, motor homes with 3 axles, public service vehicles used in the operation of a taxi service when not being used for hire, law enforcement vehicles, and any vehicle registered as a school bus, without passengers (minimum age 15).

A Class 7 license allows the holder to drive Class 5 motor vehicles as a learner (minimum age 16 – 15 with High School Driver’s Education Program).

Any person age 16 or over can obtain an endorsement to his or her regular driver’s license by passing a vision, sign, road, and written or oral test for the endorsement that he or she is trying to obtain and by filing any appropriate medical report or consent form requested by the Department.

Yukon

Class 1, 2, 3, and 4 licenses are for the operation of large commercial vehicles. An applicant must be 18 years of age or older.

A Class 5 license permits the operation of a single motor vehicle up to 11,000 kg (24,000 lbs.) Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW), vehicle-trailer combinations up to 11,000 kg GVW where the trailer does not exceed 4,550 kg (10,000 lbs.) and learners being instructed on vehicles in Class 1, 2, 3, or 4.

Class 6 permits the operation of motorcycles and mopeds. An applicant must be 16 years of age or older.

Class 7 is a learner’s permit for the operation of all Class 5 and 6 vehicles.

A person who is 15 years of age or older may obtain a Class 7 learner’s license for the operation of passenger vehicles and motorcycles.