Van drivers for commercial purposes may require a commercial driver's license or a taxi and chauffeur license, depending on the nature of the work and the specific state. Each state has its own set of guidelines for van drivers.
In some states, if a van driver operates with less than 16 passengers, a regular driver's license may be all that is required. If the driver is driving in a taxi or chauffeur business, he may need a special license tailored to that industry. The van driver may also be required to pass a background check and maintain a good driving record.