responsibility finder
Schleswig-Holstein

Extend existing driver's license by class C, C1, CE or C1E

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Schleswig-Holstein (Linie6PLus)

Service Description

If you want to drive trucks, you must have your driver's license extended by class C, CE, C1 or C1E at the driver's license authority. These extended driving license classes are limited to 5 years.

To drive trucks or vehicle combinations consisting of a truck and a trailer, you need an extended driver's license for class C, CE, C1 or C1E. You can apply for the extension of your driver's license at the driver's license office in your place of residence. When you apply for an extended driver's license for classes C, CE, C1, or C1E, the license is issued for a limited period of 5 years. You must apply for an extension before the expiry date.

Depending on the class, the extended driver's license entitles you to drive various trucks or vehicle combinations consisting of a truck and a trailer. To apply for the extension, you must meet various requirements.

Class C driver's license:

  • Motor vehicles with more than 3.5t total weight and a maximum of 8 seats except the driver's seat
  • trailers with up to 750kg total weight
  • required driving license: class B
  • Minimum age: 21 years, or 18 years if you drive trucks professionally

Driving license class CE:

  • Motor vehicles with more than 3.5t total weight and a maximum of 8 seats except the driver's seat
  • trailers with more than 750kg total weight
  • required driving license: class C
  • Minimum age: 21 years, or 18 years if you are a professional truck driver.

driving license class C1:

  • light commercial vehicles with between 3.5t and 7.5t total weight and a maximum of 8 seats except the driver's seat
  • trailers with up to 750kg total weight
  • required driving license: class B
  • minimum age: 18 years

driving license class C1E:

  • light commercial vehicles with between 3.5t and 7.5t total weight and a maximum of 8 seats except the driver's seat
  • trailers with more than 750kg total weight, maximum as heavy as the unladen weight of the towing vehicle
  • maximum total weight of the combination of 12t
  • required driving license: class C1
  • minimum age: 18 years

Process flow

The fee is based on the Fee Regulations for Road Traffic Measures (GebOSt).

If the driver's license is sent directly to the home address, an additional shipping fee will be charged.

Who should I contact?

To the district or independent city (driving license authority). The responsibility depends on the place of residence (main residence according to the identity card).

Requirements
  • Your main place of residence is in Germany.
  • You have a driver's license with the respective required class.
  • You have reached the minimum age for the respective class when the driver's license is issued.
  • You can submit your application at the earliest 6 months before reaching the minimum age.
  • You are qualified to drive a truck.
  • You have successfully completed the theoretical and practical training and examination required in the class applied for to drive a truck.
Which documents are required?
  • Identity card or passport with current registration certificateCurrent biometric photo (size 45x35 mm, portrait format, frontal)
  • Eye test certificate (not older than 2 years)
  • Proof of physical and mental fitness (not older than 1 year)
  • current driving license
  • Information about the driving school
What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

Period of validity: 5 Years

Legal basis
Applications / forms

Online services available: no

What else should I know?

If you want to use your driver's license commercially, you must comply with the regulations on professional driver qualification (BKrFQG).

Author

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Technically approved by

Federal Ministry of Digital Affairs and Transport (BMDV)

Professionally released on

24.04.2023

Teaser

If you want to drive trucks, you must have your driver's license extended by class C, CE, C1 or C1E at the driver's license authority. These extended driving license classes are limited to 5 years.

Process flow

The fee is based on the Fee Regulations for Road Traffic Measures (GebOSt).

If the driver's license is sent directly to the home address, an additional shipping fee will be charged.

Who should I contact?

To the district or independent city (driving license authority). The responsibility depends on the place of residence (main residence according to the identity card).

Requirements

  • Your main place of residence is in Germany.
  • You have a driver's license with the respective required class.
  • You have reached the minimum age for the respective class when the driver's license is issued.
  • You can submit your application at the earliest 6 months before reaching the minimum age.
  • You are qualified to drive a truck.
  • You have successfully completed the theoretical and practical training and examination required in the class applied for to drive a truck.

Which documents are required?

  • Identity card or passport with current registration certificateCurrent biometric photo (size 45x35 mm, portrait format, frontal)
  • Eye test certificate (not older than 2 years)
  • Proof of physical and mental fitness (not older than 1 year)
  • current driving license
  • Information about the driving school

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

Period of validity: 5 Years

Legal basis

Applications / forms

Online services available: no

What else should I know?

If you want to use your driver's license commercially, you must comply with the regulations on professional driver qualification (BKrFQG).

Author

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Technically approved by

Federal Ministry of Digital Affairs and Transport (BMDV)

Professionally released on

24.04.2023

Further information and offers