Special Licenses in LouisianaPage Overview
- Be at least 21 years old.
- Pass a criminal records check.
- Pass a driving record check.
- Have a commercial driver's license (CDL) along with a passenger endorsement and a school bus endorsement.
- Pass a physical.
- Submit to a pre-service training course which includes classroom instruction and bus training.
- Pass an in-service drug and alcohol screening.
Some parish school districts may tweak the requirements list. If you harbor questions, contact the school district you'll be driving in.
You will need a CDL if your shuttle van or bus is designed for carrying 16 passengers or more. If your vehicle has a gross vehicle weight rating of 10,001 or more pounds, but less than 26,001 pounds, you must apply for a Class D license.
Check with your local municipality for taxi driver license regulations.
- You must be at least 17 years old.
- Obtain a Class D license which is also known in Louisiana as a "Chauffeur's Driver License.
For general information on Class D (chauffeur license) driving tips for a refer to Chapter Nine in the Louisiana's Driver's Guide.
ATV (All-Terrain Vehicles)
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