Endorsements are additional tests you must pass when you want to be licensed for certain kinds of vehicles.

In North Carolina, the following endorsements apply:

  • H - Authorizes you to drive a vehicle transporting hazardous materials (hazmat)
  • T - Authorizes you to drive double trailers
  • P - Authorizes you to drive passenger vehicles
  • N - Authorizes you to drive tank vehicles
  • X - Is a combination of the hazmat and tank vehicle endorsements
  • M - Authorizes you to drive a motorcycle

Restrictions are codes on your license that limit your driving authority. In North Carolina, there are two types of restrictions on commercial driver licenses:

  • L - Restricts you to driving vehicles not equipped with air brakes
  • S - Restricts you to operating school buses only