F Endorsement Criteria


This page provides F Endorsement Criteria set forth by the Tennessee Code Annotated. To find out how to obtain a Tennessee Driver License with F Endorsement, view the Driver Services Class F page.

For-Hire Endorsement Criteria

T.C.A. 55-50-102(21) (f)

  • "(F)  For-Hire Endorsement. This endorsement is required to permit a licensee to operate a Class D vehicle as a chauffeur "

T.C.A. 55-50-302(1) (f)

  • "(f) The department shall not issue a for-hire endorsement unless the applicant has had at least two (2) years of unrestricted driving experience prior to the date of application and the department is fully satisfied as to the applicant's good character, competency, and fitness to be so employed, and the applicant is eighteen (18) years of age and will be operating a Class D vehicle. Nothing in this subsection (f) shall authorize anyone under nineteen (19) years of age to operate a commercial motor vehicle as defined in 49 CFR part 390; provided, that the department is authorized to issue a for-hire endorsement to operate a Class D vehicle to an applicant who is at least sixteen (16) years of age and who is not currently under any driver license suspension, cancellation, or revocation in this or any other state, and such vehicle is owned by the applicant's family business to conduct deliveries of goods and products exclusively for such family business."