Special Licenses in Arizona
To drive certain types of vehicles in Arizona, you need to obtain a commercial driver's license (CDL). For instance, you'll need a CDL if you intend to drive a vehicle that:
- Has a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of over 26,000 pounds (Class B license)
- Has a GVWR of 26,000 pounds or less if it is designed to transport at least 16 passengers, including the driver (Class C license)
Those needing to obtain a CDL should refer to our Applying for a New CDL for instructions. We also have several other helpful articles about commercial driving that you might find useful.
However, you may need more than a standard CDL to operate a vehicle, too.
If you're required to get a CDL to drive your passenger or shuttle bus, you'll also need to get a passenger endorsement, which means you'll have to pass an extra written test.
Those wanting to drive school buses must obtain both a passenger and a school bus endorsement, which requires passing two additional written tests.
To legally drive a four-wheeled all-terrain vehicle (ATV) in the state, you simply need to have the regular, class D license. If you want to drive a three-wheeled ATV, you must have a class M or motorcycle license.
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