Class C Driver's License and Endorsements Needed for a CDL Class C License
All Candidates for the Class C CDL license must complete the following requirements:
- You must pass a General Knowledge exam. This is required for any type of CDL license.
- You must pass the Pre-trip inspection.
- You must pass the Passenger Transport test (if transporting more than 15 people, including the driver).
- You must pass the HazMat test (if you are transporting hazardous materials).
The federal law mandates that each state issue a CDL to drivers according to certain classifications. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has designated the following classes:
- Class A License - Any combination of vehicles with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds provided the GVWR of the vehicle(s) being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
- Class B License - Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing a vehicle not in excess of 10,000 pounds GVWR.
- Class C License - Any single vehicle, or combination of vehicles, that does not meet the definition of Class A or Class B, but is either designed to transport 16 or more passengers, including the driver, or is placarded for hazardous materials.
What do I need to get a Class C CDL license?
You must successfully pass the following tests to obtain your Class C CDL license:
- General Knowledge Test more info
- Pre-Trip Inspection more info
- Passenger Transport more info (if transporting more than 15 people, including the driver)
- HazMat more info (if transporting hazardous materials)
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