P endorsement – needed if you carry passengers for hire or reward. You also need a P endorsement if you drive a large passenger service vehicle (more than 12 seats), even if you’re not being paid for it. A small passenger service vehicle has 12 seats or less, including the driver, eg taxi, shuttle, app-based service, private hire service. You also need a P endorsement if you drive for a dial-a-driver service and are driving the customer’s vehicle.
V endorsement – Tow truck and car transporter drivers are the most common drivers who need an endorsement for vehicle recovery. If you operate a vehicle recovery service of any kind, you’ll need a V endorsement.
I endorsement – Teaching people to drive for your business, or any kind of payment, requires you to have a driving instructor (I) endorsement on your licence.
O endorsement – Needed to conduct practical driving tests. To conduct practical driving tests, you must be employed by the NZ Transport Agency, a testing agent contracted to Waka Kotahi, or the NZ Defence Force.