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Driving licence

Anyone who trains persons who wish to obtain a licence to drive motor vehicles (driving students) must obtain a driving licence. The driving licence is issued on request in class BE and additionally in classes A, CE and DE.

Applicants for the driving licence of class BE will first receive a temporary driving licence.
The driving licence may only be used together with the driving school permit or in the context of an employment or training relationship with the holder of a driving school.

Process flow

The training as a driving instructor can only take place in one of the approximately 56 recognized driving instructor training centres nationwide. Not only theoretical training, but also an internship in a training driving school is required.

The training is a "stage training". In the basic level, the driving licence of class BE is first acquired. This requires a two-phase application procedure.
Based on this, the driving licences of classes A, CE and DE can be acquired.

In order to enable the trainee trainee in the training driving school to apply the knowledge acquired freshly in the officially recognised training establishment, he is granted a "temporary driving licence" with limited training rights if he has previously practical driving and the specialist examination have been successfully passed.
The temporary driving licence expires either with the granting of the permanent driving licence or after three unsuccessful courses in theoretical or practical driving lessons or after the expiry of two years from the date of admission.

Who should I contact?

The responsibility lies with the district, the district-free city, the large independent city and the independent municipality.

Requirements

Driving instructor is a state-recognised, uniformly regulated name for a service occupation in the transport sector. In order to practise this profession, you need a driving licence. The prerequisites for this are regulated by the Driving Instructors Act. Training and testing is carried out on the basis of this law in accordance with a nationwide training and examination regulations. The driving licence is issued if the applicant

  • is at least 22 years old
  • is mentally, physically and professionally appropriate and there are no facts that make him appear unreliable for the driving instructor profession
  • has at least completed vocational training in a recognised apprenticeship after completed secondary education or equivalent prior education
  • the driving licence of categories A, BE and CE and, if the driving licence of category DE is to be issued, the driving licence of category DE; a driving licence on probation is not enough
  • has sufficient driving practice on motor vehicles of the category for which the driving licence is to be issued ( it is sufficient for the applicant for the driving licence of classes BE and DE to have sufficient driving practice on motor vehicles of category B and D has)
  • has been trained as a driving instructor within the last three years, and
  • professional competence in an examination.

Which documents are required?

In order to obtain the driving licence, a written application must be submitted to the driving licence authority stating the desired class. In addition, the application shall be enclosed by:

  • official proof of place and day of birth
  • Curriculum vitae with handwritten signature
  • Certificate of an official doctor or doctor with the professional title "Operational or Occupational Medicine"
  • on request, proof of an officially recognised med. psychological examination body on mental and physical aptitude
  • a certified copy of the card driver's license
  • Documents on driving practice
  • proof of completed vocational training in a recognised apprenticeship after at least completed secondary education or equivalent prior education
  • a confirmation of registration of an officially recognised driving instructor training centre together with a certificate of the start of training there
  • a management certificate in the "0" model for submission to the approval authority

The information from the central traffic register is provided by the approval authority.

The following documents are to be submitted only after completion of the respective training courses:

  • a certificate from the officially recognised driving instructor training centre for the duration of the training carried out
  • in the application for the permanent driving licence of class BE, a certificate of the training driving school on the duration of the training carried out and the report booklet

What are the fees?

The driving instructor examination is taken by a specially set up examination committee. The inspection fee plus any auditor travel expenses cannot be specified here in a binding manner.

  • Fee for the issue of a temporary driving licence: 40.90 Euro
  • Fee for extensions to permanent driving licence: 40.90 Euro

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

The duration of the driving instructor training is

  • for applicants for the driving licence of class BE five and a half months in a driving instructor training centre and four and a half months in a training driving school
  • for applicants for a class A driving licence, an additional one month in a driving instructor training centre
  • for applicants for the driving licence of class CE or DE an additional two months in a driving instructor training centre
    (If the applicant for class DE holds the driving licence of class CE, the duration of the training shall be reduced by one month; this shall also apply to the issue of the driving licence class CE in the case of prior possession of class DE).

Training in the driving instructor training centre takes place in closed courses and may not be interrupted, except for a period of education up to one month which is not eligible for the duration of the training.

What else should I know?

Applicants who have already obtained a driving licence in the public service (Federal Armed Forces, police) and who are seeking a civil driving licence will not take the driving instructor examination. In addition to the above-mentioned documents, these candidates must attach proof of the possession of the driving licence (e.g. certified copy of the driving instructor's licence) to the application.

Author

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Technically approved by

Lower Saxony Ministry of Economy, Labour and Transport

competent Bodies

Landkreis Emsland - Fachbereich Straßenverkehr

Address: Ordeniederung 1 , 49716 Meppen

Postal address: Post Office Box 15 62

Telephone: 05931 44-0
Fax: 05931 44-3621
Transport Connection:
Building Access:
elevator available : yes
wheelchair-accessible : yes

Ansprechpartner

Point of contact:
Annelen Thyen
Telephone: 05931 44-2135
Room:
B 135
responsible for:

Data protection information

Landkreis Emsland

Address: Ordeniederung 1 , 49716 Meppen

Postal address: Post Office Box 15 62

Telephone: 05931 44-0
Fax: 05931 44-3621
Transport Connection:
Building Access:
elevator available : yes
wheelchair-accessible : yes
bank account:
recipients: Landkreis Emsland
bank: Emsländische Volksbank
BIC: GENODEF1LIG
IBAN: DE26266600600120050000
recipients: Landkreis Emsland
bank: Sparkasse Emsland
BIC: NOLADE21EMS
IBAN: DE39266500010000001339
recipients: Landkreis Emsland
bank: Postbank Hannover
BIC: PBNKDEFF250
IBAN: DE36250100300012132306

Ansprechpartner

Point of contact:
Marc-André Burgdorf
responsible for:
Bernd Otten (Datenschutzbeauftragter)
Telephone: 05931 44-1605
Fax: 05931 44-391605
Room:
605
responsible for:

Landesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz Niedersachsen

Address: Prinzenstraße 5, 30159 Hannover

Telephone: +49 511 12045-00
Fax: +49 511 12045-99
Building Access:
elevator available : unknown
wheelchair-accessible : unknown

Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Portalverbund des Bundes und der Länder)

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