Endorsements P, V, R, T, W

Other: What Endorsements are you wanting? D, F, P, V, R, T, W D – Dangerous Goods: If you’re transporting dangerous goods, you usually need to have a dangerous goods (D) endorsement on your driver licence. A lot depends on what you’re transporting, how much of it and under what circumstances. Double ‘R’ is an approved training provider to issue a certificate upon completion which, in order for your endorsement to apply, must be taken to a New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) driver licensing agent:You can apply for a D endorsement at your nearest Transport Agency driver licensing agent. These are selected branches of:

Automobile Association (AA)
Vehicle Inspection New Zealand (VINZ)
Vehicle Testing New Zealand (VTNZ).

You need to:

  • complete the DL19 application form
  • bring your New Zealand photographic licence
  • a certificate showing you have successfully completed the Double ‘R’ D Endorsement course (the course certificate must be no more than 60 days old)
  • pay the $44 application fee.

Please note: that the D endorsement will be valid for five years. (The expiry date of your endorsement will be on the back of your driver licence.) To renew the endorsement, you’ll have to complete another course (to stay up to date with any developments or changes) and apply again.

F – Forklift
see Forklift: Driving on the Public Road
P – Passenger: People who hold a passenger (P) endorsement usually drive buses, shuttles or taxis, but some other drivers need a P endorsement too. You need a P endorsement if you drive a small or large passenger service vehicle where passengers are carried for hire or reward:

  • 1. A small passenger service vehicle has a maximum of 12 seats (including the driver).
  • 2. A large passenger service vehicle has more than 12 seats.

a.) To drive a small passenger service vehicle you need:

  • a current P endorsement,
  • and a current driver identification card,
  • and a current licence of the appropriate class for the weight/ type of the vehicle being used (e.g. a Class 1 licence if driving a car or van).

b. To drive a large passenger service vehicle you need:

  • a current P endorsement, and
  • a current licence of the appropriate class for the weight of the vehicle being used (e.g. a Class 1 licence if driving a bus with a gross laden weight (GLW) of no more than 6000kg, Class 2 if the GLW is more than 6000kg but not more than 18,000kg or Class 4 if the GLW is more than 18,000kg).

This means the holder of a P endorsement and an ID card can also drive large passenger service vehicles – provided they also hold the correct class of licence, i.e. Class 2 or 4.

R – Rollers
T – Tracks
W – Wheels