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Professional driver: Further training - Driver qualification certificate
Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Schleswig-Holstein (Linie6PLus)
If you are a professional driver who drives goods or passenger vehicles for commercial purposes on public roads, you need a driver qualification certificate as proof of the required further training.
For further training, you must attend a course at a recognized training centre. You will receive a certificate of attendance at the end of the course; there is no examination.
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 for entry:
- You are a citizen of the EU or an EEA state or are employed by a company based in an EU/EEA state.
- You are the holder of a valid driver's license in the relevant categories.
- You have completed further training at a recognized training institution.
Which documents are required?
The driver qualification certificate can only be issued on presentation of the following original documents:
- Valid identity document
- Biometric photograph
- Driver's license
- Driver qualification certificate already issued, if applicable
- Certificate of basic qualification ("IHK examination - green slip"), accelerated basic qualification or further training ("modules") 5 modules with 7 lessons each or a weekly course totaling 35 hours
What are the fees?
The fees are charged on the basis of the Ordinance on Measures in Road Traffic and generally amount to 32.50 euros. Additional fees may be charged for express orders, loss of driver qualifications, etc.
What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?
You must renew your knowledge every five years as part of further training.
What else should I know?
A deviation from the 5-year cycle is possible for the first entry in order to create a synchronization with the five-year time limit of the corresponding driver's license.
Driving for certain purposes is excluded. These include, for example, police vehicles, fire departments, emergency rescue by recognized rescue services and agricultural and forestry transport. Craft businesses and small businesses are exempt for the transportation of materials or equipment for professional purposes, provided that driving a motor vehicle is not the main occupation.
Information on driving licenses and driving license law in Schleswig-Holstein can also be found on the website of the Schleswig-Holstein Ministry of Economics, Labour, Transport and Technology (MWAVT).
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