Chapter 2, Section G:
Endorsements

Revised June 5, 2012


An endorsement authorizes the licensee to operate a specific type of motor vehicle. A driver's license may be issued with one of the following endorsements. (18.19.5.31 and 18.19.5.114 NMAC)
 
Endorsement Authorizes Licensee to Operate

H

(CDL) Any vehicle used to transport hazardous materials. Re-testing is required upon renewal/replacement.

N

(CDL) A tank vehicle intended for hauling liquids in bulk, in a tank with a capacity of 1,000 gallons or more.

P

(CDL) Any vehicle designed to transport 16 or more passengers, including the driver.

S

(CDL) A school bus.

T

(CDL) Combination vehicles with double or triple trailers.

V

Victim of identity theft

W

Any two- or three-wheeled motorcycle with an engine of 100 or more cubic centimeters piston displacement.

X

(CDL) Any tank vehicle used to transport placarded amounts of hazardous materials; a combination of endorsements N and H.

Y

Any two- or three-wheeled motorcycle with an engine of at least 50 but less than 100 cubic centimeters piston displacement.

Z

Any two- or three-wheeled motorcycle with an engine of less than 50 cubic centimeters piston displacement.

Note: Unlike the other endorsements, the new (October, 2011) "V" endorsement does not authorize the licensee to operate a specific type of motor vehicle. Instead it serves as an indication to law enforcement that the licensee (or identification card holder) has been a victim of identity theft. It is available, with a new DL or ID number, to individuals who are listed in the New Mexico Attorney General's identity theft database.