“F” Endorsement

Regulation

In accordance with Clause 12 (11) of the Road Traffic (authorisation to Drive) Regulations
2008, an “F” Endorsement lapses unless the licence holder submits to a medical examination
and provides a written report to the Director General of Transport on or before –
	(a)	if the licence holder has not reached 45 years of age, the day that ends
                5 years after the day on which the licence holder last provided a report under
                subregulation (5) or this subregulation; or
	(b)	if the licence holder has reached 45 years of age but not 65 years of age, the
                day that ends 2 years after the day on which the licence holder last provided
                a report under subregulation (5) or this subregulation; or
	(c)	if the licence holder has reached 65 years of age, the day that ends 1 year
                after the day on which the licence holder last provided a report under
                subregulation (5) or this subregulation.

 

When an “F” Extension is required

You require an F extension if:
  • you drive passengers during work hours as part of your general employment; or
  • the vehicle you are driving is being operated as an omnibus, charter bus or limousine; or
  • an organisation of which you are not an employee gives you a reward or consideration that exceeds the operating costs per kilometre of the vehicle; or
  • you are driving passengers during work hours as an incidental part of your general employment and the vehicle you are using seats more than 12 persons (including the driver).
You do not require an F extension if:
  • the amount you receive for carrying passengers does not exceed the operating costs per kilometre of the vehicle; or
  • the service is purely voluntary; or
  • you are driving passengers during work hours as an incidental part of your general employment and the vehicle you are using seats 12 persons or less (including the driver); or
  • you are a member of the Police Force; or
  • you are driving in the course of providing a child care service under the Child Care Act 2007; or
  • you hold a T extension and have held a driver’s licence for at least four years.

Important note: You must also be authorised to drive the class of vehicle to be driven. Depending on the size of the bus, you may need to get a heavy vehicle licence.