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Professional suitability for cross-border road passenger transport: certificate

For the carriage of persons in cross-border traffic by motor vehicles by operators having their registered office in Germany, the assessment of the trader or a person appointed by him for the conduct of the business shall be Necessary.
In addition, personal reliability and financial performance are basic prerequisites.
Professional competence shall be demonstrated by a managerial activity for several years in a road passenger transport company or by passing an examination with the competent authority.
The examination shall include, inter alia, proof of basic knowledge and shall consist of two written and, where appropriate, a supplementary oral part of the examination.

Obtaining professional competence is also a prerequisite for authorisation in national road passenger transport.

The competent authority shall take the examination and issue the certificate of professional studies after successful implementation.

In addition to the technical examination, equivalent final examinations may be recognised:

  • Final examinations for merchants and merchants in railways and road transport, focus: passenger transport
  • Final examination for further training as a traffic expert
  • Final examination as business economist/business manager (DAV), passed at the German Foreign Trade and Transport Academy in Bremen
  • Final examination as a diploma in business administration/business administration in the Department of Economics I Degree in Transport Management and Logistics at the Heilbronn University of Applied Sciences
  • Graduated as a transport economist/transport economist at the Technical University of Dresden

Who should I contact?

The responsibility lies with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Which documents are required?

Documents may be required. Please contact the appropriate body.

What are the fees?

Fees may apply. Please contact the appropriate body.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

Deadlines may have to be observed. Please contact the appropriate body.

What else should I know?

There is no need to take an aptitude test if, in the period of ten years prior to 4 December 2009, i.e. at least in the period from 4 December 1999 to 4 December 2009, without interruption a managerial activity in industrial enterprises passenger transport in one or more Member States of the European Union. The activity must be have provided the knowledge necessary to run a passenger transport company. They are to the competent in principle, to be proved by written certificates.


Text reviewed by the Ministry of Economy, Labour and Transport


The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

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

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