Driving instructor, driving instruction license

The driving instruction permit entitles the driver to train learner drivers.

  • a valid identity card or passport with a current registration certificate
  • a driving license (classes BE and three-year possession of a driving license class B are required)
  • a certificate of participation in the course at the driving instructor training center
  • a résumé
  • a medical report in accordance with Annex 5.1 and 6 of the Driving License Ordinance
  • a certificate from the ophthalmologist in accordance with Appendix 6 of the Driving License Ordinance
  • Proof of completed vocational training in a recognized training occupation or the Abitur certificate
  • the appointment confirmation
Important: When converting a Bundeswehr driving instruction license, in addition to the documents listed above, proof of work in driver training for the Bundeswehr during the last two years (at least twelve months) is required.


People who want to become a driving instructor must be at least 21 years old and have their main residence in Hamburg. In addition, they must be able to prove either a high school diploma or completed vocational training in a recognized training occupation.

The training to become a driving instructor lasts at least twelve months.


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 Request Driving Instructor 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.

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

§§ 1ff. Driving instructor law (FahrlG) prescribes possession of a driving instructor license.

Related Links

  • LBV appointment bookings
  • State Office for Transport (contact details)

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