Driving ability: Recognition as an assessment body for driving aptitude

Anyone who wants to operate an assessment centre for driving aptitude needs recognition.

If you would like to operate an assessment centre for driving aptitude, you need recognition by the competent authority.

The prerequisite is that

  • the financial and organisational capacity of the institution is ensured,
  • the staffing of a sufficient number of doctors and psychologists is ensured,
  • where necessary, an officially recognised expert or examiner is available for motor vehicle traffic,
  • the necessary premises and equipment are available,
  • the body is accredited by the Federal Highway Research Institute and
  • the applicant is reliable.

Recognition may be accompanied by ancillary provisions, in particular conditions.

Requirements:

  • To the doctor:
    Doctor with at least two years of clinical experience (in particular internal medicine, psychiatry, neurology) or specialist, in addition with at least one year of practice in the assessment of the suitability of drivers in an assessment body for driving ability.
  • To the psychologists:
    Diploma or equivalent master's degree in psychology, at least two years of practical work (usually in clinical psychology, occupational psychology) and at least one year of practice in assessing the suitability of drivers in a driving aptitude assessment body.

All documents about the existence of the above conditions are necessary.

The application can be made informally.

§ 66 Ordinance on the Admission of Persons to Road Traffic (Driving Licence Ordinance - FeV).

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  • § 66 FeV

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