Special Licenses in Washington DC
Those aspiring to drive a school bus must have a CDL along with a passenger and school bus endorsement.
Shuttle buses not only come in a variety of styles and sizes, but are used in many different ways. Drivers may need to obtain a CDL, along with a passenger or other endorsements. Check with the potential employer to find out what is needed.
Those interested in driving a taxi in the district must have a "hack" license.
To obtain one, you must first have a valid driver's license, and driving experience in the district area.
Additional information is available on the licensing process through the District of Columbia Taxicab Commission (DCTC) website.
To obtain a chauffeur's license, an applicant must be a licensed driver in the greater D.C. area for at least one year.
Applicants have to provide their Social Security card, or some other acceptable form of identification, before they can pick up and complete an application form at:
- Suite 402
- 2041 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. S.E.
- Washington, D.C. 20020
Also, before an application can be approved, applicants must pass a background check, produce a copy of their driving record, and provide references.
The application process will be delayed if any outstanding traffic tickets exist, or the application is incomplete.
For additional information on the licensing process, call (855) 484-4966.
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