Endorsements and restrictions

Below are CLP and CDL endorsements and restrictions listed for before and after January 2017.

CLP Endorsements
Endorsement or restriction Description

P

Passenger Endorsement
Required for drivers of passenger vehicles designed to carry 16 or more passengers including the driver and school buses.

S

School Bus Endorsement
Required for drivers who drive any size of school bus. A school bus is a vehicle regularly used to transport children to and from school or in conjunction with school activities, which meets the school bus specifications established by the Superintendent of Public Instruction.

N

Tank Vehicle Endorsement
Required for any commercial motor vehicle that is designed to transport any liquid or gaseous materials within a tank or tanks having an individual rated capacity of more than 119 gallons and an aggregate rated capacity of 1,000 gallons or more that is either permanently or temporarily attached to the vehicle or the chassis.
Note: If skills testing or training in a commercial tank vehicle knowledge test must be completed prior to CLP issuance.

CLP Restrictions
Endorsement or restriction Description

P

No passengers in CMV bus

X

No cargo in CMV tank vehicle

L

No air brake equipped CMV

V

Medical variance

M

No Class A passenger vehicle

N

No Class A and B passenger vehicle

K

Intrastate only

New CDL Issuances Beginning January 2017

Endorsements
Endorsement or restriction Description

P1

Class B passenger vehicle
Required for drivers of vehicles 26,001 lbs. or more designed to carry 16 or more passengers including the driver.

P2

Class C passenger vehicle
Required for drivers of vehicles 26,000 lbs. or less, designed to carry 16 or more passengers including the driver.

S

School bus endorsement
Required for drivers who drive any size of school bus. A school bus is a vehicle regularly used to transport children to and from school or in conjunction with school activities, which meets the school bus specifications established by the Superintendent of Public Instruction.

T

Double and triple trailers endorsement
Required for drivers pulling sets of double or triple trailers*

N

Tank Vehicle Endorsement
Required for any commercial motor vehicle that is designed to transport any liquid or gaseous materials within a tank or tanks having an individual rated capacity of more than 119 gallons and an aggregate rated capacity of 1,000 gallons or more that is either permanently or temporarily attached to the vehicle or the chassis..

H

Hazardous materials endorsement
Required for drivers of any size vehicle that is used to transport any material that requires hazardous material placards or any quantity of a material listed as a select agent or toxin in 42 CFR 73.

X

Combination of tank vehicle endorsement and hazardous materials endorsement

CDL Issuances Before January 2017

Restrictions
Endorsement or restriction Description

K

Air brakes restriction
Drivers of CDL vehicles with air brakes must pass the required tests for air brakes. Drivers who do not pass these tests are restricted on the CDL to non-air brake vehicles.

U

CDL Intrastate Only Restriction
Drivers of CDL vehicles who are restricted to driving only within Washington, either because of medical self-certification or the driver is under the age of 21.

V

CDL Medical Variance (Waiver)

New CDL Issuances Beginning January 2017

Restrictions
Endorsement or restriction Description

L

No Air Brake equipped CMV
Skills test taken in a vehicle not equipped with air brakes and/or air brake knowledge test not taken.

Z

No Full air brake equipped CMV
Skills test taken in a vehicle equipped with air over hydraulic brakes.

E

No Manual transmission equipped CMV
Skills test taken in a vehicle equipped with an automatic transmission.

O

No Tractor-trailer CMV
Skills test taken in a combination vehicle for a Group A CDL with the power unit and towed unit connected with a pintle hook or other non-fifth wheel connection.

M

No Class A passenger vehicle
Skills test taken in a Class B bus.

N

No Class A and B passenger vehicle
Skills test taken in a Class C bus.

K

Intrastate only
Applicant self certified as Non-excepted Intrastate or is under 21 years old

V

Medical Variance
Applicant has either a Federal or State medical waiver

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