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Difference Between Class 1 and Class 2 License

The only difference between a Class 1 license and a Class 2 license is - Reciprocity! The licenses are equally valid within North Dakota, but because of the additional testing requirements, the holders of a Class 1 license have reciprocity in many more states than those who have a Class 2 license. The application process and testing fees are the same for both classes of license.

To upgrade a ND Class 2 license to a Class 1, the license holder must start over as a new applicant and complete all the required testing, including the proficiency testing.