Driving instructor, driving school permit

If you want to set up your own driving school as a driving instructor, you must apply for a driving school permit from the Landesbetrieb Verkehr.

Please take the following documents with you to the appointment:
  • an identity card or passport with a registration certificate
  • a valid driving instructor license
  • Proof of having successfully attended a driving school business administration course
  • the information about the classes to be taught (you can only teach the classes for which you have a driving instruction license)
  • the information on the location and name of the driving school
  • proof of full-time activity as a driving instructor from the driving school
  • a declaration of previous applications for driving school permits
  • if applicable, a declaration of taking over or sharing a driving school; if shared, a usage plan for the driving school rooms and a declaration of shared use of the teaching materials
  • a lease for rented rooms
  • a true-to-scale sketch of these rooms
  • an explanation of the teaching materials
  • a list of the training vehicles with proof (class A, BE, CE and DE)
  • An extract from the central trade register (can be requested from the customer center)
  • the appointment confirmation
  • Declaration by the responsible tax office as to whether the tax obligations have been met


The application can only be made by people who are at least 25 years old and have completed a driving school business administration course. In addition, the head office of the driving school must be in Hamburg and you must have worked full-time as a driving instructor for at least two years in order to be able to apply for a driving school permit.


Only the LBV-Nord location is responsible for matters that affect driving instructors and driving schools.

Appointment booking
Appointments are booked via the LBV. Proceed as follows here:
1. Under the service group Driving Instructors & Driving Schools, select the service Application Driving School Permit .
2. Use the location selection to display appointments at a specific location.
3. After selecting the location, use the calendar displayed to select a free appointment (date and time).
4. Now enter your name and your e-mail address for booking.
5. You will receive an email. Please confirm the appointment.

Please bring the appointment confirmation that you will receive with you to the appointment.

The possession of a driving school license is prescribed in Section 17 of the Driving Instructors Act (FahrlG).

Related Links

  • LBV appointment bookings
  • State Office for Transport (contact details)
  • LBV form of driving license acquisition for job-related training

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