Driving instructor and driving school permits

Anyone who traines persons who wish to obtain a licence to drive motor vehicles (learner drivers) requires a driving licence. The driving licence is issued on application in category BE and additionally in classes A, CE and DE. The applicant for the driving licence of class BE first receives a temporary driving licence. The driving licence may only be used together with the driving school licence or in the context of an employment or training relationship with the holder of a driving school.

In order to obtain the driving licence, a written application must be submitted to the driving licence authority stating the desired class. In addition, the application must be accompanied by: official proof of place and day of birth curriculum vitae a certificate or opinion on the required requirements for the physical and mental fitness of class C a certificate or a certificate of the required vision requirements of category C1, which is not older than one year at the time of application, a certified copy of the driving licence (the original driving licence may also be presented for inspection). Documents on driving experience Proof of completed vocational training in a recognised apprenticeship or higher degree. A long-term probation in a professional field can also be recognized. A certificate from an officially recognised driving instructor training centre stating the duration of the training carried out a certificate of good conduct for submission to the licensing authority (The information from the central traffic register is obtained by the district or city administration.) The following documents must only be provided after completion of the respective training: a certificate from the officially recognised driving instructor training centre stating the duration of the training carried out with the application for the permanent driving licence of class BE, a certificate from the training driving school for the duration of the training carried out


Preconditions
Driving instructor is a state-recognized, nationwide uniformly regulated designation for a service profession in the transport sector. In order to practice this profession, you need the driving license. The requirements for this are regulated by the Driving Instructor Act. Training and testing is carried out in accordance with a nationwide training and examination regulations on the basis of this act. The driving licence is issued if the applicant: the applicant has reached the age of 21, is mentally, physically, professionally and pedagogically suitable and there are no facts that make him appear unreliable for the driving instructor profession, the applicant has at least completed vocational training in a recognised apprenticeship or an equivalent level of education, the applicant is in possession of the driving licence of the class for which the driving licence is to be issued, the applicant has held the category B driving licence for at least three years and, if the driving licence is to be issued additionally for category A, CE or DE, the driving licence of category A2, CE or D for two years at a time, the applicant has been trained as a driving instructor within the last three years prior to the issue of the driving licence and has passed the corresponding examination. the applicant has the necessary knowledge of the German language for the exercise of the professional activity.

Hints
For applicants who have already acquired a driving instruction license in the public service (Bundeswehr, police) and are seeking a civilian driving license, the driving instructor examination is not required. In addition to the above-mentioned documents, these applicants must attach proof of possession of the service driving licence (e.B. certified copy of the driving instructor's licence) to the application. Persons who have acquired a licence to train learner drivers in other European countries can be granted a corresponding German driving licence under simplified conditions. If this applies to you, please contact the responsible Landesbetrieb Mobilität Rheinland-Pfalz in Koblenz, Speyer or Trier.
The training as a driving instructor can only take place in one of the approximately 56 recognized driving instructor training centers nationwide. It lasts at least 12 months. Not only the theoretical training, but also an internship in a training driving school is prescribed. In order for the driving instructor candidate to be able to apply the knowledge acquired in the officially recognized training center in the training driving school, he will be granted a temporary driving license with limited training rights if he has successfully passed the practical driving test and the specialist examination. The temporary driving licence expires either with the issue of the permanent driving licence or after three unsuccessful teaching samples in theoretical or practical driving lessons or after 2 years from the date of issue.

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Last update or date of publication
06.03.2020