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Our inspection centres

Choice of inspection centre

The inspection centre you choose is entirely up to you. This means you can present your vehicle at a station other than the one mentioned in your inspection notice. However, if you have to make a re-inspection following a failure, the vehicle must be presented again at the same inspection centre.

Click here to display the map of our inspection centres.

Important: some inspections are not carried out at all our centres. If you have to present your vehicle for a specific type of inspection, make sure that you look first at the list of stations to ensure the one you want carries out the type of inspection you need.

If you wish to present your vehicle at a station that is not part of our organisation, please contact 02/481.07.07.

Opening hours

Our inspection centres are open from Monday to Friday, excluding statutory public holidays (open in the event of an extended public holiday [‘bridge’]). To find out opening times, click here and select the inspection centre of your choice.

With some exceptions, our inspection centres are open until 5.00 pm (last vehicle accepted at 4.40 pm). This means that inspectors begin their final inspection of the day at 4.40 pm. Nevertheless, depending on the workload, the site manager may sometimes be obliged to refuse entry to the inspection centre for vehicles that will not be able to be inspected on that day. This avoids customers having to wait unnecessarily when they will not be seen that day.

Provided an appointment is possible for your type of vehicle and the type of inspection required, we suggest that you make use of this free service to limit your waiting time and to ensure that you are served on the day of your choice.

Appointments

Cancellations/Changes

To change your appointment or to make a new one, contact our call centre on 087/39.39.49.

Bookings made via a portal account can be managed via the blue “Reservations” tab at the VIP portal.

Simplified used vehicle inspection

Does your vehicle meet the conditions for a simplified used vehicle inspection?

When making an appointment, simply select “inspection for the purpose of sale”. Our inspectors will assess whether your vehicle qualifies for a simplified inspection.

General information

Unfortunately, at the present time, it is not possible to make an appointment for all types of vehicle and for all inspections. However, we are examining various technical options that will enable us to adapt our infrastructures and the equipment needed to extend this service.

 

To find out whether an appointment is possible for a certain type of inspection, click here.

 

Depending on the MAM (maximum authorised mass) of the vehicle, it is possible to arrange an appointment during the day (light commercial vehicles) or in the evening (heavy commercial vehicles). Appointments can only be made via our customer service number on 087/39 39 49.

Message “No availability for that day”

The “No availability for that day” message is displayed when the inspection centre selected, for infrastructure-related reasons, does not conduct appointments for certain types of inspection (re- inspection, inspection of the drive shaft, veteran vehicle, etc.). If this is the case, please come along without an appointment.

Please see our website for where you can find the inspection centres offering appointments for the type of inspection you require.

Making an appointment

Appointments can be made online or via our customer service number on 087/39.39.49.

You must have your registration certificate with you to be able to make an appointment.

Recovering your customer number (auto trade professionals)

To recover your professional customer number, contact our Customer Service Department by completing the form below. 

Please clearly state ‘Recovery of professional customer number’ in the field headed ‘What your enquiry is about’, as well as the name of your company.

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Appointments made online (VIP portal)

You are able to create your own account and make appointments up to 2 months in advance. An e-mail address can only be used for a single account.

Your identifier corresponds to the e-mail address with which you created your account. If you cannot remember this address or if you no longer hold that address, you are invited to send us your details (surname, first name, address) so that we can conduct the required searches. We will reply to you via the e-mail address used in the request. To obtain a new password, simply click on the “password forgotten” button available at our VIP portal and follow the procedure.

Business accounts are reserved for garage-owners and companies that have a minimum of 20 vehicles to present for technical inspection every month. These businesses can contact our customer service number on 087/39.39.49 to create a VIP portal account.

If you manage a business that is not part of the automotive sector, you will need to create a ‘private’ account.

Complying with due dates – appointments unavailable

If there are no more appointments available to enable you to present your vehicle in time, you can always present yourself for an inspection without an appointment.

Think ahead: you can make an appointment up to 2 months in advance.

We would also remind you that you can present your vehicle up to 2 months before the expiry date for vehicles with an inspection period of 1 year (1 month before the expiry date for vehicles with an inspection period of 6 months), without forfeiting the remaining period of validity.

If you present your vehicle late, regulations require us to apply an additional fee for being late. This also deprives you of the right to claim any bonus on the validity of the certificate.

Documents & administrative issues

Change of address

Go to your local authority/council offices, taking the registration certificate with you, so that you can make the change.

For your inspection notice, the change of address will be made automatically by computer via the DIV (vehicle registration service).

 

If the modification has already been made on the registration certificate by the local council, you should contact the DIV directly.

 

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Photocopied documents

To avoid fraud, photocopies and scans will not be accepted.

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Documents required for the inspection

What documents will you need to present at the technical inspection?

·         Registration certificate

·         Certificate of conformity

·         Previous inspection certificate

·         Green insurance card (international insurance card)

·         In addition, for commercial vehicles:

·         Technical sheet and/or

·         Identification report

 

Depending on the type of inspection, you may have to present additional documents. For more information, select your type of vehicle and the type of inspection required under ‘inspection of the vehicle’.

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Loss/theft of documents

Registration certificate: 

Go to the police to obtain a loss report that will be used to make a new application for registration from your insurer. 

Certificate of conformity: 

If the certificate of conformity was issued by a technical inspection centre on completion of an approval procedure, please send your request to our supervisory authority. To do that, please complete the form and return it to homologation.vehicules@spw.wallonie.be, accompanied by the required documents stated on the form.

Previous inspection certificate: 

If you are the owner of the vehicle, the inspection centre will produce a duplicate and make a charge at the rate in effect at the time, on presentation of the registration certificate or the original declaration of loss issued by the police.
If you are no longer the owner of the vehicle, please send your request, accompanied by proof of ownership (invoice, copy of the registration certificate, payment receipt relating to the tax for your vehicle), via our contact form.

Technical sheet: 

For a duplicate, please contact the manufacturer or its representative.

Identification report: 

No duplicate will be issued. In the event of loss or theft, the vehicle must be presented again and a new report will be drawn up.

 

Important: You must have the documents relating to your vehicle with you and you will be in breach of the law if you do not have them. In the event of loss or theft, please obtain a loss report and take the various administrative steps as soon as possible.

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Summons/single reminder

Address

For a change of address, go to the local council offices with the registration certificate to make the change.

For your inspection notice, the change of address will be made automatically by computer via the DIV.

If the modification has already been made on the registration certificate by the local council, you should contact the DIV directly.

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Choosing another inspection centre

You are not obliged to present your vehicle at either of the two inspections stations stated in your inspection notice. You can go to any inspection centre in Belgium.

However, if you need to a re-inspection, you are required to present your vehicle at the station where the full inspection was carried out.

Expiry date

The expiry date may be changed, but only by shortening the inspection cycle. For example, you can request the inspection period for your car and your caravan to be synchronised by opting to shorten one of the periods of validity. Then all you have to do is present the 2 together by the first of the two expiry dates.

The regulations in effect do not allow us to extend the validity date for any reason whatsoever.

If the expiry date has passed, the price of the inspection will be increased by an additional fee for not respecting the expiry date, depending on the rate in effect at the time. This amount various according to how late you are. For more information, see the sliding scale of fees. You will also lose your right to claim any bonus on the validity of the certificate.

We would remind you that you can present your vehicle up to two months before the expiry date for vehicles with an inspection interval of one year and up to one month before the expiry date for vehicles with an inspection interval of six months, without losing the remaining period of validity. For example, a car with an expiry date of 1st March can be presented from 1st January. The new inspection certificate will be valid until 1st March of the following year.

Your vehicle may also be presented by a person other than you.

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Not received

You do not require the inspection notice to present your vehicle for a technical inspection. The letter is only sent by way of a reminder. It is not an official document and not receiving one does not justify being late for the inspection. If you are late, an additional fee will be charged and you will lose your right to claim any bonus on the validity of the certificate.

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Registration number cancelled

Details of the vehicles to be summoned each month are sent to us by the DIV, which operates under the Federal Public Service Mobility and Transport.  Each file is processed internally and then sent for printing and sending out. 

Given that the change is made automatically by computer via the DIV within 3 months following the cancellation date. The information must have crossed in the post. 

We can confirm that there are no other steps to take if you have received an attest for cancellation and you will no longer receive an inspection notice for this registration number.

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Vehicle already inspected

Details of the vehicles to be summoned each month are sent to us by the DIV, which operates under the Federal Public Service Mobility and Transport.  Each file is processed internally and then sent for printing approximately two months before the date by which the vehicle must be inspected. 

 

If your vehicle has already been inspected, then the information must have crossed in the post.

 

We confirm that if you have a valid inspection certificate, then you can disregard the inspection notice you receive.

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Vehicle off the road

The database, which we use to send out our inspection notices, comes to us each month from the Federal Public Service Mobility and Transport, under which the DIV operates. This means that as long as the vehicle remains registered with the DIV, an inspection notice will be sent out to you.

You then have two options:

  • Either you wish to retain the registration of your vehicle: in which case the vehicle in question will have to be presented to an inspection centre as soon as it is put back on the road. There will be no further inspection notice.

We would draw your attention to the fact that if you drive on the public roads without being covered by a valid inspection certificate, or if you have an accident, your insurance company may take action against you and exercise its right of recourse, pursuant to article 25 of standard contract 109.

We should also point out that if the expiry date has passed, the price of inspection will be increased by an additional fee for non-compliance with the expiry date. This additional fee will be at the rate in effect at the time. This amount varies depending on how late the inspection is. For more information, see the sliding scale of fees. You will also lose your right to claim any bonus on the validity of the certificate.

  • Or, if you no longer wish to put the vehicle on the road, it must be deregistered.

 

  • If you are going to register another vehicle: this is only possible for European format registration numbers beginning with “1” to “9” (for example 1-ABC-003). If it is an old registration number, it will have to be cancelled.

 

  • If you do not wish to register another vehicle, the number plate will be cancelled from the registration directory. For that to happen, you can:
  • either take your official number plate, without wrapping, to a bpost office (not a post point),

- or deposit your number plate, without wrapping,  in one of the boxes provided for this purpose at the office counters and sub-offices of the DIV. The DIV stopped cancelling number plates at its office counters on 1/11/2013. These boxes can only be accessed during opening hours.  The number plates are then taken to the Cancelling department.

 

You will then receive an attest for cancellation via bpost, which you need to send to your insurer. Make sure that this attest for cancellation is safely received to be certain that the number plate has reached the Cancelling department. This notice is the proof that your number plate really has been cancelled. Afterwards, if you do not receive this notice within a month, contact the DIV to obtain a duplicate of the attest for cancellation. We can confirm that there are no other steps to take if you have received an attest for cancellation and you will no longer receive an inspection notice relating to this registration number.

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Vehicle is kept abroad

Depending on the local regulations, it is probably possible to undergo a technical inspection in another country, although this inspection will only be valid for that country and on condition that your insurance company accepts it.

The vehicle must be presented at a Belgian inspection centre when it returns to Belgium. We should point out that if the vehicle is late for inspection and depending on the regulations in effect, the price of the inspection will be increased and you will lose your right to claim any bonus on the validity of the certificate.

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Vehicle sold

To enable this information to be recorded at all levels, i.e. by the DIV, the Federal Public Service Mobility and Transport and by all technical inspection organisations, there are two possibilities:

 

  • Either you go and register another vehicle: this is only possible for European format registration numbers beginning with “1” to “9” (for example 1-ABC-003). If it is an old registration number, it will have to be cancelled.

 

  • Or the registration number will be cancelled from the registration directory. For that to happen, you can:
  • either take your official number plate, without wrapping, to a bpost office (not a post point),
  • Or deposit your number plate, without wrapping,  in one of the boxes provided for this purpose at the office counters and sub-offices of the DIV. The DIV stopped cancelling number plates at its office counters on 1/11/2013. These boxes can only be accessed during opening hours. The number plates are then taken to the Cancellation department.

 

You will then receive an attest for cancellation via bpost, which you need to send to your insurer. Make sure that this attest for cancellation is safely received to be certain that the number plate has reached the Cancellation department. This notice is the proof that your number plate really has been cancelled. Afterwards, if you do not receive this notice within a month, contact the DIV to obtain a duplicate of the attest for cancellation. We can confirm that there are no other steps to take if you have received an attest for cancellation and you will no longer receive an inspection notice for this registration number.

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Inspection certificate

“Not allowed on the road” certificate

This means that the condition of one or more items, or failures to comply with the technical regulations are such that the vehicle is no longer allowed on public roads. Such a vehicle is only allowed to drive on public roads if it is empty and for the purpose of taking the most direct route from the inspection centre to the driver’s home or a repair workshop, or vice versa.

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Invalid certificate

If your vehicle does not have a valid inspection certificate, you may be subject:

Additional fee

The Royal Decree setting the fees made for vehicle inspections states that an additional fee must be levied for any vehicle that is presented late. This amount varies depending on how late the inspection is (see Fees).

Police check

If during a police check, the vehicle is found not to have a valid inspection certificate, you may receive a fine.

Right of recourse by the insurance company

If you drive on public roads without being covered by a valid inspection certificate, your insurance company may take action against you and exercise its right of recourse, except:

if you are on the normal route to go for a technical inspection.

if you are on the normal route between the inspection centre and your home and/or a repair workshop, after an inspection certificate has been issued stating ‘not allowed on the road’.

if you are on the normal route to present the vehicle at the inspection centre after a repair.

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Extension of the validity date

The current regulations do not allow us to extend the validity date for any reason whatsoever (illness, hospitalisation, vehicle in an accident, waiting for a new vehicle, etc.)

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Bonus

Privately owned cars may benefit from the bonus if all of the conditions listed below are complied with at the time of the full periodic technical inspection (i.e. not at the time of a re-inspection):

  • Your vehicle is less than 6 years old on the day of the inspection.
  • Your vehicle is not being presented beyond the expiry date.
  • The mileage is less than 100,000 km.
  • Your inspection certificate does not state codes 1, 2 or 3 (no limited validity).
  • Your vehicle does not claim use as a ‘tractor of a trailer with a Maximum Authorised Mass greater than 750 kg’.

 

In the case of an inspection for a used vehicle, the bonus system does not apply.

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Duplicates

Request for receipts

If you wish to obtain a duplicate of the receipt for your technical inspection certificate, please contact our Customer Service Department by completing the form below. 

Please state your registration number, chassis number and the date you came to the inspection centre (in the message).

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Duplicates

Registration certificate: 

Go to the police to obtain a loss report that will be used to make a new registration application with your insurer. 

Certificate of conformity: 

If the certificate of conformity was issued by an inspection centre following an approval process, please send your request to our regulatory authority. Therefore, you should follow the procedure described on the website of the SPW.

In other cases, please contact the manufacturer or its representative.

Previous inspection certificate: 

If you are the owner of the vehicle, the inspection centre will produce a duplicate on presentation of the registration certificate or an original loss report issued by the police. The price charged for this document is 13,00 euros.

 If you are no longer the owner of the vehicle, please submit your request, accompanied by proof of ownership (invoice, copy of registration certificate, tax payment receipt relating to your vehicle), via our contact form.

Technical sheet: 

For a duplicate, please contact the manufacturer or its representative.

Identification report: 

No duplicate will be issued. In the event of loss or theft, the vehicle must be presented again and a new report will be drawn up.

 

Important: You must have the documents for your vehicle with you and you will be in breach of the law if you do not have them. In the event of loss or theft, please obtain a loss report and take the various administrative steps as soon as possible.

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Car-Pass

Document request

To obtain a Car-Pass odometer reading, the vehicle must be presented at an inspection centre.

 

There is no need for you to wait in the queue.  An official at the inspection centre will take a kilometre reading from the vehicle’s odometer and the Car-Pass will be issued.

 

The cost of this document is €7.50.

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Going for a technical inspection

Choice of inspection centre

The inspection centre you choose is entirely up to you. This means you can present your vehicle at a station other than the one mentioned in your inspection notice. However, if you have to make a re-inspection following a red failure notice, the vehicle must be presented again at the same inspection centre.

 

Important: some inspections are not carried out at all our centres. For more information, click here.

Driver

The inspection is not in the owner’s name. Any driver may go to the inspection centre with a vehicle, provide he/she has the required documents.

Exception: when presenting a vehicle with commercial plates, the person bringing the vehicle for inspection must be able to prove that he/she is part of the business (garage).

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Inspection after an accident

If your car has been in an accident, an assessor will decide whether it requires an inspection after an accident. This aim of this inspection is to check that your vehicle can go back on the road without endangering either its occupants or other road-users.

In addition to a basic inspection, specific measurements are also taken of the geometry of the wheels and the chassis. This assessment is made based on data provided initially by the manufacturer.

 

Important: not every inspection centre is authorised to carry out this inspection. To see which stations are authorised, click here.

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LPG/CNG inspection

If your vehicle is powered by LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) or CNG (compressed natural gas) and the system was not installed at the factory, it will be subject to a specific inspection before the vehicle is first put on the road, as well as during periodic inspections and after the system has been removed.

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Documents required - Alterations/tuning

In order to prove that a part is original to the vehicle, i.e. that it was fitted at the time the vehicle was delivered, you must have one or more of the following documents:

A certificate from the manufacturer or its authorised representative

This certificate must state that the part is original to the vehicle and also state the chassis number for the vehicle.

A catalogue (of the make of vehicle) showing the part

The purchase invoice for the vehicle, provided by an official distributor for the make of vehicle, stating the parts added

An instruction manual mentioning the part

 

For the following items, a validation report must be requested from the approval department at the Federal Public Service Mobility and Transport.

Synthetic engine cover

‘Butterfly’ door hinges

Exterior side mirrors

Non-original seats

Safety belts/seatbelts

Safety cage for the cabin (will also require the assembly plan from the manufacturer).

Wheel rim adapter

Brake discs

Non-original exhaust

 

If the suspension is lowered, two documents are required:

The assembly certificate

The approval report

For alterations made specifically to vehicles for individuals with reduced mobility, please bring the approval certificate for the adaptation, completed and issued by the installer, or the completed European certificate of conformity, for an alteration installed after 31/08/2014.

 

Vehicles intended for racing must have an ‘additional certificate for racing vehicles’, issued by one of the following competent federations:

CSN (Commission Sportive Nationale),

ASAF (Association Sportive Automobile Francophone)

VAS (Vlaamse Autosport Federatie)

A certificate issued by one of the latter two federations must also be countersigned by the CSN. Important: certificates have limited validity.

 

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General information - Inspection before selling the vehicle

This inspection is designed to offer a form of consumer protection for the buyer. In principle, the ‘used vehicle’ technical inspection is carried out by the seller. However, the whole point of a technical inspection is that it relates to vehicles and not their owners. So inspection centres carry out their work regardless of the person who comes with the vehicle.

  • As of June 1, 2019, you can opt for the presentation plate of your choice:

    • The most recent registration plate of the vehicle,
    • Another Belgian registration plate which is not cancelled. A registration plate is considered to be cancelled if it has been returned to the DIV, if it has been lost or stolen, or if it has not been assigned to a vehicle for more than 4 months.

    Private individuals do not need commercial plates (Z/ZZ) anymore to present a vehicle. However, if the vehicle is presented by a professional, that person is required to prove that he/she is authorised to present vehicles with trade plates by presenting a use of commercial plates certificate.

    The existing regulations on public roads remain applicable, especially regarding your insurance coverage.

 

Of course, the registration certificate corresponding to the plates used must accompany the vehicle.

 

Whatever happens, as a buyer and in order to avoid misunderstanding and disappointment, please carefully examine the documents given to you. You must also compare the information stated on the Car-Pass with the kilometre reading displayed on the vehicle’s odometer.

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General information - trailers

Trailers for which the Maximum Authorised Mass (MAM) exceeds 750 kg are subject to an annual technical inspection (two-yearly for camping trailers, boat trailers and glider trailers) from the time they are registered.

Trailers for which the Maximum Authorised Mass (MAM) is equal to or less than 750 kg are exempt from any technical inspection.

Don’t forget that your trailer coupling device is also subject to a technical inspection before it is first put on the road, as well as during periodic inspections and after it has been removed.

Following documents are required for the inspection:
• Registration certificate (vehicle section)
• Certificate of conformity (if required)
• Latest inspection certificate (except first inspection)
• Identification report (except first inspection)

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General information - Alterations/tuning

As soon as modifications or alterations are made to your vehicle, you must present it at an inspection centre to check that you can use it safely.

For more information, contact our customer service number on 087/57.20.30.

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Authorised modifications - Alterations/tuning

For more information about alterations and/or tuning, contact our customer service number on 087/57.20.30 or complete the form below.

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Presentation of the vehicle
  • Empty, but with all it needs to operate
  • Clean on this inside and outside so that any dirt does not interfere with the tests to be carried out
  • Seatbelts buckled up
  • Tyres inflated to the recommended pressure
  • Chassis number and identification plate clearly readable
  • No studded tyres or snow chains
  • Correct engine oil level
  • Engine properly maintained and at the right temperature
  • Towbar fitted
  • Permanent four-wheel drive: tell the inspectors for the brake test

 

Child seats do not have to be removed, provided it is possible to buckle and unbuckle all of the seatbelts.

 

Does your vehicle need to be weighed? Please present your vehicle with the fuel tank/potable water/gas tank filled to a minimum of 90%.

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Presentation of the vehicle - caravans

For a periodic inspection, your caravan has to be empty but with all it needs to operate.

Under no circumstances may its load exceed the maximum authorised mass (not on public roads, nor when presented at an inspection centre). A check-weigh test may be carried out on our premises.

You can also request a weigh on your own initiative. Weighing costs €15.40.

In this case, the vehicle must be presented with the fuel/potable water/gas tank filled with to a minimum of 90%.

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Appointments - Inspection before selling the vehicle

Making an appointment for this type of inspection, which is more thorough than a periodic inspection, is not compulsory, but very much recommended.

You can make an appointment online or via our customer service number on 087/39.39.49.

However, if you still wish to come along without a prior appointment, you should present yourself on the lines for inspections without an appointment, until 3.45 pm. After that time, you should always talk to the inspection centre manager.

Resale - vehicle with valid certificate (used vehicle inspection) and registered

Because the vehicle is registered, a fresh ‘used vehicle’ inspection must be carried out.

However, you may be able to benefit from a simplified inspection. This inspection takes the form of a visual inspection on 33 additional points, plus a brake test. At the end of the inspection, a ‘visual inspection of the vehicle’ document, valid for 1 year, will be issued to you. An official stamp will also be affixed to your most recent inspection certificate. If, during the visual inspection, your vehicle is found to have a defect, a full inspection will be carried out.

On passing the inspection (either visual, or full), a ‘visual inspection of the vehicle’ document, valid for 1 year, will be issued to you. An official stamp will also be affixed to your most recent inspection certificate.

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Resale – vehicle with valid certificate (periodic inspection)

When you are selling a vehicle, a technical inspection ‘for the purpose of sale’ must be carried out, even if the period inspection is still valid.

If your vehicle has passed a full inspection in the previous 2 months, you can benefit from a simplified inspection. This inspection takes the form of a visual inspection on 33 additional points, plus a brake test. At the end of the inspection, a ‘visual inspection of the vehicle’ document, valid for 1 year, will be issued to you. An official stamp will also be affixed to your most recent inspection certificate.

If, during the visual inspection, your vehicle is found to have a defect, a full inspection will be carried out.

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Waiting times

You can estimate the current waiting time using our webcams. Click here.

Make an appointment online or via our customer service number on 087/39.39.49. Unfortunately, this service is not available for all types of vehicle and inspection. For more information, click here.

Validity of registration application - Inspection before selling the vehicle

The registration application is valid for two months from its date of issue.

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Vehicle no longer used for towing

After removing the trailer coupling device and for administrative purposes, the vehicle must be presented at an inspection centre.

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Re-inspection

Re-inspections must take place at the inspection centre where the vehicle failed its test.

For re-inspections to our inspection centres at Mont-Saint-Guibert, Nivelles, Maisières, Marquain, Chimay, Mouscron, Cuesmes, Namur, Wandre, Petit-Rechain, Wanze, Malmedy or Grâce-Hollogne, you can make an appointment. For the other inspection centres, appointments are not possible for re-inspections. Please bring your vehicle along without an appointment.

Depending on the infrastructure, one line at the inspection centre is often reserved for re-inspections. Please ask on-site so that you do not waste time waiting in the wrong queue.

Important: you must make an appointment for a re-inspection if one is required after an accident or for an inspection of your lowered suspension.

Nevertheless, if you opt to go elsewhere, a fresh full inspection will be carried out and charged for.

Payment

Methods of payment

It is possible to pay in cash or with Bancontact. Credit cards are not accepted.

For your security and ours, paying by Bancontact is highly recommended.

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Prices

The fee made for technical inspections is determined on a national level and published by Royal Decree in the Belgian State Gazette.

The amount actually paid by each individual is defined according to the type of vehicle (normal or utility), the type of inspection (annual, for resale, etc.), the fuel for environmental checks (petrol, diesel, LPG, etc.), whether it is the first inspection for this registration number, if the vehicle has been presented late, etc.

The final price is then made up of the various fees applicable.

To find out what these fees are, see the sliding scale of fees.

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Registration

Veterans

Click here for more information about registering a veteran vehicle.

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Duplicate for damaged registration plate

If your plate is damaged, it is possible to obtain a duplicate. To do that, simply contact your insurer.

The DIV will send you a duplicate if the application is for a European format plate (7 characters).

If the request for a duplicate is for an old plate (5 or 6 characters), the DIV will issue you with a new European format plate. The new plate and the one-off certificate will be sent to you via bpost in return for payment of €30.

For all additional information, please visit the DIV website at www.mobilit.belgium.be.

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Same owner

The process of re-registering a vehicle in the name of the same owner is carried out via your insurer. If you do not have a valid inspection certificate, you must present your vehicle for a technical inspection after it is registered.

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Inspection of new altered vehicles after registration

For commercial vehicles (and other specific-use vehicles), alterations and/or adaptations, as well as the fitting of accessories are necessary for them to fulfil their purpose.

 

As such, these vehicles must be presented for inspection after being registered and put on the road in order to check their conformity, to establish their payload and to check that the various elements of the vehicle are in line with regulations. The vehicle must be presented empty, but with the alterations required for it to be used and with the tanks of fuel/potable water/gas filled to a minimum of 90%.

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Red and white plates

A plate with white characters and edging on a red background and beginning with the letter “G” has been created to make farm or forestry tractors more visible (red plate).

This type of plate is allocated to farm or forestry tractors that may be powered by diesel benefiting from a favourable tax system (red diesel). This is called a “tax plate”.

The holder of the registration must have authorisation from FPS Finance providing exemption and permitting him/her to use red diesel. To benefit from this authorisation, the holder must work in agriculture, forestry, fish-farming or horticulture.

The applicant must formally indicate in box X 10 of the registration application form (by signing this annotation) that he/she wishes to benefit from tax-exempt diesel and, as a result, have a “G” plate.

The official wording on the “G” plate registration certificate is “Diesel exempt” (“Gasoil exonéré”).

This application may also be submitted via the insurer. The application will then be sent to the DIV accompanied, where applicable, by the registration certificate.

As soon as the owner receives the new “red” plate, any old plate must be sent back to the DIV.

No administrative inspection is required for the re-registration of these vehicles in the name of the same owner or when transferring between a parent and child, to the other spouse or to the other legal cohabitee.

 

NB: No inspection is required for a plate transfer. However, the holder may, on a voluntary basis, have his/her inspection certificate and identification report modified to the new registration plate. An administrative check is then carried out and charged for. In this case, a valid inspection certificate and identification report must be presented. Failure to do so will mean that a fresh full inspection will be carried out.

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Transfers

It is possible to transfer a vehicle and its number plate between spouses, legal cohabitees or parents to a child. For more information, select your type of vehicle under ‘Inspection of the vehicle’.

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Imported vehicles

For more information about registering an imported vehicle, select your type of vehicle under ‘Inspection of the vehicle’.

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Technical aspects

Change of engine

A one-off approval procedure must be lodged, with the agreement of the manufacturer.

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LPG/CNG installation

The installation of LPG/CNG equipment must be carried out in an accredited workshop, by an authorised installer, who will issue you with a certificate, even when it is related to the modification or addition of accessories on an existing installation.

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Tyres

All tyres must have the same characteristics for each axle and be of the same dimensions (also showing the speed and load index), except if different dimensions between the front and rear are specifically stated on the vehicle approval document. For questions relating to tyre dimensions, please contact a dealer for the make of tyre or a professional tyre fitter. 

 

The degree of wear is measured across ¾ of the tread and a maximum difference (left to right) of 3 mm is authorised per axle.

The depth of the main grooves of the tyres must be at least 1.6 mm across ¾ of the tread.

Tyres must not extend beyond the width of the bodywork.

In all cases, there must be a gap between the tread of the tyre and the internal surface of the mudguard.

The speed rating and load index on the tyres must be equal to or greater than those stated in the Approval Report (PVA), on the certificate of conformity or the manufacturer’s instruction manual.

If the dimensions of the tyres fitted do not correspond with the dimensions stated in the PVA, the diameters of the tyres fitted must correspond with the diameters of the PVA, with a tolerance of -2% to +1.5%.

If non-original wheel rims and/or tyres montage are fitted, these must not result in an increase of the track width by more than 2%. However, for off-road vehicles, this tolerance is 4%.

Tyres fitted on vehicles put on the road from 1st January 1998, must have an E or e marking. This is not compulsory for vehicles put on the road before this date.

From 1st January 2004, all new tyres sold must have an E or e marking and all new vehicles must be fitted with this kind of tyre.

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Spare wheel

A vehicle will not be failed because it does not have a spare wheel. This item is only inspected for used vehicle checks so that the report can be drafted.

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Ideas or suggestions

Got an idea, suggestion, praise?

You should know that we take account of all comments that reach us from online users. Your comments and testimonials are of great interest to us. They are valuable because we are constantly looking for ways to improve our service to customers.  Please let us have your ideas and suggestions via the contact form on this page.

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Our examination centres

Choice of centre

The choice of examination centre is entirely up to you.

This rule also applies for the category B practical test. This means that the examination centre to be used is not determined by law, contrary to what is stated in the old brochures. 

Driving tuition and organising driving tests also come under the regional authorities. There may be differences in regulations between the regions. Please check for your region.

Opening times

Our examination centres are open from Monday to Friday (closed the weekend), except for state public holidays (open on any additional ‘bridging’ day). To find out the opening times, select the centre of your choice.

Appointments

Cancellation/Modification

For categories AM, A, B, G

If you are unable to present yourself for the practical test for which you have registered, you must notify the examination centre two full working days before the date of the test, Saturday not included (Find the contact details of our centres here). For example, if you have an appointment for the Tuesday, you must cancel your appointment at the latest on the Thursday of the week before. 

If you fail to do so, you will be required to pay an additional fee of 25 € at your next appointment. (For category A, A1 and A2 tests, you will also have to pay the charge to book the motorcycle following you.) 

 

For categories C, D

Your appointment must be confirmed by paying the test fee at least ten days before the date of the test. If you fail to do so, your appointment will automatically be cancelled. Test fees will be refunded if you notify the examination centre that you will not be attending at least eight working days before the date of the test, Saturdays not included.

 

Should an event of force majeure prevent you from attending, the additional charge can only be refunded by our supervisory authority.

For this to happen, please complete a refund form (available from the examination centre) and send it, complete with the written reason for your absence or cancellation, to:

SPW DGO2

Boulevard du Nord 8

B-5000 NAMUR

Tel: +32-(0)81-77.31.21

Fax: +32-(0)81-77.38.22

E-mail: mobilite@spw.wallonie.be.

Tests

The theory test and risk reception test can be taken without an appointment at the centre of your choice. To find out the opening times, select the centre of your choice.

The technical driving ability test and practical test are by appointment only. You are advised to register 6 weeks in advance for this test. You can only make an appointment via our customer service department by calling 087/57.20.30 (Monday to Friday from 7.00 am to 5.00 pm). Call volumes are lower between 7.00 am and 8.30 am and between 12.00 noon and 1.30 pm. You must have your provisional driving licence with you, as well as your identity card and pass certificate for your risk perception test (Category B) when you call.

  • For categories A2-A1-A, the appointment must be taken at the examination centre concerned, during the opening times for theory tests. A prepayment will be required when you confirm the appointment.
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For categories C and D, please confirm your appointment by making the payment at least 10 days before the date of the test. If you fail to do so, your appointment will automatically be cancelled.

If you are taking your practical test with the driving school, you will need to make an appointment with the driving school. The driving school will then handle making an appointment with the examination centre

Learning

Change in method of learning (private/driving school)

You are allowed to change your method of learning once while you are learning to drive and request a provisional driving licence for the other method of learning, on condition that you passed the theory test less than 3 years ago.

The period of learning already completed will be taken into account for the new method of learning. You will be subject to all of the conditions that apply to the new method.        

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Methods of learning

To prepare for the practical test, you can choose between a practical driver training course at an accredited driving school and private driver training.

Important: For some categories of licence, practical basic training is required, even if you are learning to drive with a provisional driving licence.

For category AM, learning to drive with a provisional driving licence is not possible.

For more information, select your category of test under ‘Tests’.

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Using the training ground at our centres to practise driving

The private training ground at our examination centres cannot be used to practise driving, even outside opening times.

However, some local authorities and/or driving schools make their training grounds available to candidates, possibly for an hourly fee.

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Carrying other passengers

Category AM, A1, A2 or A

If you have a provisional driving licence for categories AM, A1, A2 or A, you may not carry passengers for the category in question.

Category B

Provisional driving licence issued after 3rd February 2014

If you are learning to drive privately, you may only be accompanied by one (or both) of the 2 private instructors stated on the provisional driving licence and/or by a qualified driving instructor.

If you are learning to drive via an accredited driving school, you may be accompanied by a maximum of 2 persons who must meet the following three conditions:

  • They must be registered in the population register, the register of foreigners or on the waiting list in a Belgian municipality and hold an accepted identity document. (Students and diplomats are subject to other conditions.) For more information, please contact the examination centre or your local council;
  • They must have held a Belgian or European driving licence valid for category B for at least 8 years and valid to drive the vehicle driven by the candidate. Drivers who are allowed only to drive a vehicle adapted for their disability may not accompany a candidate, except if he or she has the same disability;
  • They must not be disqualified from driving (currently or within the past 3 years) and, where applicable, they must have passed any tests ordered by the courts.

 

Other category

If you have a provisional driving licence for a different category, you may carry one passenger in addition to your private instructors, making a maximum of 2 persons: i.e. 1 private instructor + 1 passenger, or 2 private instructors.

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Provisional driving licence

Driving on public roads without a provisional driving licence

If you do not hold a provisional driving licence, you may not practise on public roads.

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Expired

If your provisional driving licence (18 and/or 36 months) expired more than 3 years ago, you can obtain a new provisional driving licence, with private instructor, valid for 12 months (PCP M12), from your local council.

Conditions

  • You must have completed 6 hours of practical driver training with an accredited driving school;
  • A PCP M12 may only be requested once.

 

To be eligible to take the practical test, you must have passed the theory test and risk perception test within the past 3 years.

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Lost

You can obtain a duplicate of your application for a provisional driving licence by going to the examination centre where you took your theory test. This document costs 7.50 €. The duplicate of the provisional driving licence will then be issued by your local council.

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Guide

Additional/Modification private instructor

Category B model 36M:

If you obtained your provisional driving licence after 03/02/2014, two private instructors may be mentioned on your provisional driving licence.

You can change private instructor while you are learning to drive, provided the modification is noted by your local council on your provisional driving licence.

Category B model 18M:

The private instructor is not mentioned on the provisional driving licence and therefore is not permanent.

For categories BE, C(+E), D(+E), two private instructors may be mentioned on your provisional driving licence.

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Conditions

Category B/BE

  1. Must have held a Belgian or European driving licence valid for category B for at least 8 years.

Category C1/C/C1E/CE

  1. Must be at least 24 years old
  2. Must have held a Belgian or European driving licence valid for the category of the test for at least 6 years

Catégorie D1 - D - D1E - DE

  1. Must be at least 27 years old
  2. Must have held a Belgian or European driving licence valid for the category of the test for at least 6 years

 

Except for the same candidate, not to have been mentioned as a private instructor on another provisional driving licence during the year prior to the date on which the provisional driving licence was issued. However, this does not apply:

With regard to the person’s own children or those of his/her spouse;

If the private instructor and the candidate are registered with the National Office of Social Security as staff members of the same company that provides driver training for its employees;

If the private instructor and the candidate work together for a fire service.
(This rule does not apply for an 18-month provisional driving licence.)

They must be registered in Belgium and hold an identity document issued in Belgium.

They must not be disqualified from driving (currently or within the past 3 years) and, where applicable, must have passed any tested ordered by the court.

Drivers who are allowed only to drive a vehicle specially adapted for their disability may not act as a private instructor while a person is learning to drive.

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Private instructor for multiple candidates

For category B provisional driving licence issued after 03/02/2014 + other categories, the private instructor may not be mentioned as private instructor for another candidate during the year prior to the date on which the provisional driving licence was issued.

However, this does not apply:

With regard to:

- his/her spouse, his/her legal or actual cohabitant;

- his/her children, grandchildren, sisters, brothers and pupils;

- the children, grandchildren, sisters, brothers and pupils of his/her spouse, his/her legal or actual cohabitant;

If the private instructor and the candidate are registered with the National Office of Social Security as staff members of the same company that provides driver training for its employees;

If the private instructor and the candidate work together for a fire service.

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The learning session

Candidates who passed their theory test after 30/06/2018 and who wish to continue learning to drive privately, must attend a learning session beforehand, along with their private instructor(s).

This learning session is aimed at the candidate and private instructor(s). The session must be attended by the candidate and the private instructor(s) before beginning to learn to drive on public roads.

Duration: 3 hours of lessons provided by an accredited driving school or attended by e-learning on the AWSR  or BTI Belgium website.

Validity: at the end of this session, the candidate and private instructor will each receive a certificate valid for 5 years. These certificates must be valid and presented (both for the candidate AND the private instructor) on the day of the practical test. The certificate awarded to the private instructor can be used for multiple candidates.

Period before taking the practical test: 3 months minimum from the date the certificate for attending the learning session is issued and from the date on which the provisional driving licence is issued.

Number of private instructors

Category B model 36M:

If you obtained your provisional driving licence after 03/02/2014, two private instructors may be mentioned on your provisional driving licence.

You can change private instructor while you are learning to drive, provided the modification is noted by your local council on your provisional driving licence.

Category B model 18M:

The private instructor is not mentioned on the provisional driving licence and therefore is not permanent.

For categories BE, C(+E), D(+E), two private instructors may be mentioned on your provisional driving licence.

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Identity documents

Expired

The test can take place provided to have the expired identity card with you, as well as the receipt issued by your local council, proving you have applied for renewal. The application for the provisional driving licence and/or driving licence will be kept in the examination centre’s database and will only be issued based on the presentation of the valid identity card.  

No receipt? The test cannot take place.

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Loss/theft

A valid loss declaration certificate issued by the police will be accepted instead of an identity card. However, your pass certificate (for both the theory and practical test) will be retained by the examination centre and will only be issued on presentation of your official new identity card.

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Vehicle test

Authorised/required equipment

The test vehicle may be fitted with parking aid systems, cameras and prisms designed to assist with manoeuvres, provided they are incorporated into the vehicle.

All types of hand brakes are accepted.

To find out more about the criteria, depending on the type of vehicle, we advise you to consult the page specific to the category of test in question. Select your category of test under ‘Tests’.

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Foreign registration

Vehicles registered with foreign plates can be accepted for the practical test on the following conditions:

 

The candidate must present:

  • Either a certificate issued by the VAT authorities (annexe 6), made out in the candidate’s name if the vehicle is used by a natural person to carry out his/her profession,
  • Or an accreditation card, made out in the candidate’s name, issued by an international institution located in another Member State in the European Union, if the candidate is an official working for that institution;

The certificate from the VAT Authorities may also be made out in the name of the father or mother of the candidate living under the same roof.

  • A certificate from the insurance company certifying that the vehicle used for the test is insured to be used in the context of a practical driving test on Belgian soil
  • The valid green insurance card
  • The registration certificate from the country of origin

 

Photocopies are not accepted. The vehicle must comply with the legislation relative to technical inspections that apply in the country of origin.

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Taking the test with a vehicle fitted with automatic transmission

You can take your test with a vehicle fitted with an automatic transmission, but if you do, your driving licence will state code 78 and it validity will be restricted to driving vehicles of this type.

If subsequently you wish to have “automatic” removed from your licence, you will have to take a new practical test in a vehicle fitted with manual transmission, after completing the appropriate driver training. There are 2 possibilities for this:

  • Either, you go to your local council offices to obtain a model 3 provisional driving licence. This is valid for 1 year and a minimum driver training period of 1 month must be completed, accompanied by a private instructor, before taking your test.
  • Or, you attend 2 hours of practical lessons at an accredited driving school and take your test directly with the driving school on completion of these hours.

 

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Vehicle available at the examination centre to take the test

The centre does not provide a vehicle for the practical test.

For category A, A1 and A2 tests, the examination centre will book a following motorcycle for you (19 €).

 

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Theory test

Minimum age
 

Minimum age for theory test

Minimum age for practical test

AM

15 years 9 months

16
 

17 years 9 monts

18 

A1 > A21

 /

20 

A2

17 years 9 months 20

A2 > A12

 /

22 

A

 17 years 9 months

24 

B

 17 years

18

BE

  /

18 

B96

  /

18

C1

17 years 9 months

18 

C1 CAP

17 years 9 months

18 

C

17 years 9 months

18 3

C CAP

17 years 9 months

18 

C1E

 /

18 

C1E CAP

 /

18 

CE

 /

21 

CE CAP

 /

18 

D1

17 years 9 months

18 4

D1 CAP

17 years 9 months

18 

D

17 years 9 months

18 4

D CAP

17 years 9 months

18 5

D1E

 /

21 

D1E CAP

 /

18 

DE

 /

24 ans

DE CAP

 /

18 5

G

15 years 9 months

16

 

 

1 Candidate who has held a category A1 driving licence for at least 2 years and who wishes to obtain a category A2 driving licence. 

2 Candidate who has held a category A2 driving licence for at least 2 years and who wishes to obtain a category A driving licence

3 You can take the practical test to obtain a category C driving licence from the age of 18 with a category C vehicle. However, you will receive a category C1 driving licence that you can exchange for a category C driving licence from the age of 21. 

4  Under current legislation, you can obtain a provisional driving licence and take your practical test from the age of 18. However, the minimum age for obtaining a full driving licence is 21 (D1) or 24 (D).

5 Holders of a category D/DE driving licence will be limited to regular transports on Belgian soil where the journey does not exceed 50 km until the age of 20, and will be limited to carrying passengers on Belgian soil until the age of 21. 

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Expired identity card

The test will take place on condition you have with you the receipt issued by your local council offices providing that you have applied for a renewed card, plus you must have the expired identity card with you. The application for a provisional driving licence and/or driving licence will be kept in the examination centre’s database and only issued based on presentation of the valid identity card. 

No receipt? The test cannot take place.

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Choice of centre

Theory tests can be taken without an appointment at the centre of your choice. To find out their opening times, click here.

Documents required

When you take your theory test, bring your valid identity card with you.

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Failure

There is no limit to the number of times you can attempt the theory test. Having said that, each time you fail the theory test twice for category B, you will be required to attend a minimum of 12 hours of theory lessons via an accredited driving school. When you come to the centre, you will need to bring a course certificate proving that you have attended these hours of lessons.

 

You cannot attempt to pass the theory test again on the same day that you fail.

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Theory test for category B valid for obtaining a provisional driving licence for motorcycle or moped

The theory test for licence categories AM and A includes specific questions about driving these types of vehicle. This means that the theory test for category B is not valid for obtaining a provisional driving licence for categories AM and A.

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Theory test valid in Belgium

A theory test passed in another country is not valid in Belgium.

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Foreign language

Candidates who do not speak French or German may take the theory test in Dutch or English with a sworn interpreter at certain examination centres in Wallonia (Wandre and Couillet). These sessions are held by appointment only. There will be a surcharge of 50 € for the interpreter.

In our company, only the examination centre in Wandre holds this type of session. To register please go to the centre, taking your identity card with you and 50 €.

 

This means that tests can only be organised in the 3 national languages, plus English. Your understanding is appreciated.

The learning session

Candidates who passed their theory test after 30/06/2018 and who wish to continue learning to drive privately, must attend a learning session beforehand, along with their private instructor(s).

This learning session is aimed at the candidate and private instructor(s). The session must be attended by the candidate and the private instructor(s) before beginning to learn to drive on public roads.

Duration: 3 hours of lessons provided by an accredited driving school or attended by e-learning on the AWSR  or BTI Belgium website.

Validity: at the end of this session, the candidate and private instructor will each receive a certificate valid for 5 years. These certificates must be valid and presented (both for the candidate AND the private instructor) on the day of the practical test. The certificate awarded to the private instructor can be used for multiple candidates.

Period before taking the practical test: 3 months minimum from the date the certificate for attending the learning session is issued and from the date on which the provisional driving licence is issued.

Lost pass certificate

 

It is possible to obtain a new pass certificate for the theory or practical test via the examination centre. This document costs 7.50 €.

There is no charge for duplicates of pass certificates for all CAP C or D tests.

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Lost identity card

A valid loss declaration certificate issued by the police will be accepted instead of an identity card. However, your pass certificate (for both the theory and practical test) will be retained by the examination centre and will only be issued on presentation of your official new identity card.

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Prices

To find out about our charges, see the scale of fees.

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Identity card chip missing or not working

If the chip from your identity card is missing or is not working, the theory test can take place anyway.

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Special sessions: difficulties with reading or understanding

Persons who have difficulties with reading or understanding may take the test in a special session.  Candidates will then be assisted by an examiner who will provide them with the explanations they need to understand the questions.

The theory test may only be taken in a special session (oral) in cases where:

The candidate provides a certificate or affidavit completed by a psycho-medical-social centre, a special learning institute, an observation and guidance centre or a professional orientation centre.

Candidates who are deaf and/or dumb may also take the theory test with an interpreter in sign language (available only at our Wandre examination centre).

These types of tests are by appointment only. To register, candidates are request to present themselves at the examination centres (during opening hours for the theory test) so that their certificate can be checked (to be completed and printed in advance), make an appointment and proceed to make pre-payment (15 €).

Practical test

Minimum age
 

Minimum age for theory test

Minimum age for practical test

AM

15 years 9 months

16
 

17 years 9 monts

18 

A1 > A21

 /

20 

A2

17 years 9 months 20

A2 > A12

 /

22 

A

 17 years 9 months

24 

B

 17 years

18

BE

  /

18 

B96

  /

18

C1

17 years 9 months

18 

C1 CAP

17 years 9 months

18 

C

17 years 9 months

18 3

C CAP

17 years 9 months

18 

C1E

 /

18 

C1E CAP

 /

18 

CE

 /

21 

CE CAP

 /

18 

D1

17 years 9 months

18 4

D1 CAP

17 years 9 months

18 

D

17 years 9 months

18 4

D CAP

17 years 9 months

18 5

D1E

 /

21 

D1E CAP

 /

18 

DE

 /

24 ans

DE CAP

 /

18 5

G

15 years 9 months

16

 

 

1 Candidate who has held a category A1 driving licence for at least 2 years and who wishes to obtain a category A2 driving licence. 

2 Candidate who has held a category A2 driving licence for at least 2 years and who wishes to obtain a category A driving licence

3 You can take the practical test to obtain a category C driving licence from the age of 18 with a category C vehicle. However, you will receive a category C1 driving licence that you can exchange for a category C driving licence from the age of 21. 

4  Under current legislation, you can obtain a provisional driving licence and take your practical test from the age of 18. However, the minimum age for obtaining a full driving licence is 21 (D1) or 24 (D).

5 Holders of a category D/DE driving licence will be limited to regular transports on Belgian soil where the journey does not exceed 50 km until the age of 20, and will be limited to carrying passengers on Belgian soil until the age of 21. 

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Expired identity card

The test will take place on condition you have with you the receipt issued by your local council offices providing that you have applied for a renewed car, plus you must have the expired identity card with you. The application for a provisional driving licence and/or driving licence will be kept in the examination centre’s database and only issued based on presentation of the valid identity card. 

 

No receipt? The test cannot take place.

 

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Choice of centre

The choice of examination centre is entirely up to you.

Practical tests are by appointment only. You are advised to register 6 weeks in advance for this test. You can only make an appointment via our customer service department by calling 087/57.20.30 (Monday to Friday from 7.00 am to 5.00 pm). Call volumes are lower between 7.00 am and 8.30 am and between 12.00 noon and 1.30 pm. You must have your provisional driving licence with you, as well as your identity card and pass certificate for your risk perception test when you call.

For categories C and D, please confirm your appointment by making the payment at least 10 days before the date of the test. If you fail to do so, your appointment will automatically be cancelled.

If you are taking your practical test with the driving school, you will need to make an appointment with the driving school. The driving school will then handle making an appointment with the examination centre. 

Weather conditions on the day of the test

If, on the day of your appointment, the weather conditions are particularly bad or if the roads appear impracticable, call our customer service department on 087/57.20.30 to find out whether the tests are running normally.

How the test proceeds

A number of new features were introduced to the practical test from 1st July 2018:

Self-evaluation

This test, carried out on a computer before the beginning of your test, consists of defining your level of skills on the road after your driver training. A list of skills is displayed on the screen. For each statement, you are required to score, from 1 to 5 (very good), the level you believe you have reached after your driver training. This evaluation will not affect the result of your test. The examiner will look at your self-evaluation on completion of the test. It will enable the examiner to objectify the final debriefing.

 

New driving manoeuvres

As part of your test, you will be required to perform two manoeuvres on the public road. The first of these, which is mandatory, is performing a stop on the left of right of the road. The second is drawn at random by computer from the following manoeuvres:

3-point turn

Reversing in a straight line

Parking perpendicular to the roadway, going forward

Parking perpendicular to the roadway, in reverse.

 

Independent driving

You will be required, for a period of 10 minutes, to drive on the public road, directing yourself (i.e. without the examiner telling you which direction to take) and using the road signs. If there are no road signs, the examiner will intervene. The start and end points of this independent driving test will be given by the examiner.

Documents required

The documents required depend on the category of test and your method of learning to drive. We therefore advise you to consult the specific page for the category of test in question. Select your category of test under ‘Tests’.

ALL DOCUMENTS MUST BE THE ORIGINALS AND MUST BE VALID

If anything is missing, the test will not take place and you will automatically be charged for the administrative costs.

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Unable to attend on the day of the test (e.g. illness)

For categories AM, A, B, G

If you are unable to present yourself for the practical test for which you have registered, you must notify the examination centre two full working days before the date of the test, Saturday not included (Find the contact details of our centres here). For example, if you have an appointment for the Tuesday, you must cancel your appointment at the latest on the Thursday of the week before. 

If you fail to do so, you will be required to pay an additional fee of 25 € at your next appointment. (For category A, A1 and A2 tests, you will also have to pay the charge to book the motorcycle following you.) 

 

For categories C, D

Your appointment must be confirmed by paying the test fee at least ten days before the date of the test. If you fail to do so, your appointment will automatically be cancelled. Test fees will be refunded if you notify the examination centre that you will not be attending at least eight working days before the date of the test, Saturdays not included.

Should an event of force majeure prevent you from attending, the additional charge can only be refunded by our supervisory authority.

 

For this to happen, please complete a refund form (available from the examination centre) and send it, complete with the written reason for your absence or cancellation, to:

SPW DGO2

Boulevard du Nord 8

B-5000 NAMUR

Tel: +32-(0)81-77.31.21

Fax: +32-(0)81-77.38.22

E-mail: mobilite@spw.wallonie.be

Taking the test with automatic or manual transmission

You have your category B ‘automatic’ transmission (Code 78) licence and wish to obtain your ‘manual’ transmission licence.

 

For this, you do not have to take your theory test again.

 

First of all, you have to do driver training:

- either via an accredited driving school (minimum 2 hours),

- or under a model 3 provisional driving licence.  A model 3 provisional driving licence is valid for 12 months and can be obtained immediately from your local council offices on presentation of your current category B driving licence.

 

You will then have to pass another practical test driving a vehicle equipped with manual transmission. 

 

The practical test can be taken after a minimum on one month’s driver training. During this period you must be accompanied at all times by one of your private instructors. These private instructors must meet the following conditions:

 

  • they must have held a Belgian or European driving licence valid for category B for at least 8 years and valid to drive the vehicle driven by the candidate. Drivers who are allowed only to drive a vehicle adapted for their disability may not be a private instructor, except if he or she has the same disability;
  • they must be registered in Belgium and hold an identity document issued in Belgium;
  • they must not be disqualified from driving (currently or within the past 3 years) prior to the date of issue of the provisional driving licence and they must have passed any tests ordered by the courts.
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Lost identity card

A valid loss declaration certificate issued by the police will be accepted instead of an identity card. However, the “application for a driving licence” form will be retained by the examination centre and will only be issued on presentation of your official new identity card.

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Lost pass certificate

It is possible to obtain a new pass certificate for the theory or practical test via the examination centre. This document costs 7.50 €.

There is no charge for duplicates of pass certificates for all CAP C or D tests.

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Prices

To find out about our charges, see the scale of fees.

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Identity card chip missing or not working

The practical test can take place.

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Payment

Payment methods

You can pay in cash or by Bancontact. Credit cards are not accepted.

For your security and ours, we strongly recommend you pay by Bancontact.

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Test prices

To find out about our charges, see the scale of fees.

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Driving school

Course times and making an appointment for a test

If you have elected to go through a driving school, it is through the school that you will need to make an appointment to organise the practical test. The school will then make the appointment with the examination centre and will be able to tell you about any waiting times.

Our company is accredited to organise tests for obtaining a driving licence. Because of this, we do not provide driver training so that any conflict of interest can be avoided.

We are not able to promote one driving school over another.

So we suggest you look at the Yellow Pages under “Driving schools” from the municipality in question.  If you click on the link below, you will also find a list of accredited driving schools: http://www.mobilit.belgium.be/fr/Resources/publications/routier/pub_rijscholen_lijst_rijscholen.jsp  

Ideas or suggestions

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You should know that we take into account all of the comments sent to us online. We are interested in your comments and testimonials, because they are of value in helping us to keep on improving the service we offer to our customers.  You can also send in your ideas and suggestions using the contact form on this page.

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Categories

Driving a motorcycle with a category B driving licence (car)

If you have held a category B driving licence issued after 01/05/2011 for at least 2 years, you may drive a category A1 vehicle on condition that you have attended 4 hours of driver training at an accredited driving school and that you have a code 372 stamped on your driving licence alongside category B (on Belgian soil only).

If you are the holder of a category B driving licence issued before 01/05/2011, you may drive a category A1 vehicle (on Belgian soil only).

If you hold a category B driving licence dating from before 1989, you may drive all types of motorcycles, with no restriction on power of engine capacity. However, for your own safety, we recommend that you attend driver training at an ongoing training centre.

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Disqualifications

There are two categories of driver disqualification:

1 ) Disqualified with licence retained: 

The test imposed by the Public Ministry (theory and/or practical test) can be taken either privately or through a driving school.

2) Disqualified without category B driving licence:

Attending 12 hours of category B theory lessons at a driving school is mandatory to be able to take the test.

10 hours of category B practical lessons at a driving school are mandatory and the practical test must be taken with the driving school’s vehicle.

Your local council offices will then issue a 36-month provisional driving licence. After the course (minimum 3 months), the disqualified candidate will obtain a category B driving licence.

The theory and practical tests for re-admission to driving are held at one of the accredited examination centres. The disqualified candidate can choose the centre at which he/she wishes to take the tests. On the day of the test, the disqualified candidate must go to the examination centre, taking his/her disqualification notice sent by the Public Ministry.

After passing the tests, the examination centre issues a pass document (participation document).

This document must be presented:

    • either to the clerk of the court to recover the original driving licence if the disqualified person is permanently re-admitted for driving (he/she must have passed any psychological and medical tests required);
    • or to the person’s local council offices if a probationary driving licence is to be issued following the results of the psychological or medical tests.

Once the period of disqualification has expired and all of the re-admission tests have been passed, the disqualified candidate will regain his/her right to drive. He/she may then recover his/her driving licence. When this is the case, the person in question can recover his/her original driving licence lodged with the clerk of the court.

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Tests for foreign candidates

If you are a student in a Belgian establishment, you can take driving tests in Belgium on condition that you are a national of a country that is part of the Schengen area.

To take the theory and practical tests, bring your foreign identity card with you, as well as an annexe 33 stipulating that you are a foreign student in Belgium for the current academic year. This document is issued by the local council in whose area you reside.

 

If you are not a student, you need to have a valid identity document, issued in Belgium. To find out if your identity document will be accepted, we suggest you contact your local council offices.

Without these documents, the test cannot take place.

 

A foreign theory test is not valid in Belgium.

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Licence required to attach a trailer

A category B driving licence enables you to tow a trailer on condition that the maximum authorised mass does not exceed 750 kg and/or that the maximum authorised mass of the combination (car + trailer: MAMT) does not exceed 3,500 kg.

 

Otherwise a category B driving licence B with ‘code 96’ is required. A category B96 driving licence if only sufficient if:

 

The maximum authorised mass of the combination does not exceed 4,250 kg (otherwise a category BE driving licence is required);

 

The holder of a category BE driving licence BE may drive a combination consisting of a category B towing vehicle and a trailer or semi-trailer whose maximum authorised mass exceeds 750 kg, but does not exceed 3,500 kg.

 

If the maximum authorised mass of your trailer exceeds 3,500 kg, a category C1E driving licence is required.

 

 

If you are the holder of a category BE driving licence issued before 01/05/2013, you can drive a combination consisting of a category B towing vehicle and a trailer or semi-trailer whose maximum authorised mass exceeds 3,500 kg, on condition that the maximum authorised mass does not exceed 12,000 kg.

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What licence?

AM

A category AM driving licence is required for drivers of mopeds, scooters and light motor-powered with a maximum engine capacity of 50 cc or a maximum rated power equal to or less than 4 kW (electric motors) and whose maximum speed is higher than 25 km/h, but less than 45 km/h.

A1

A category A1 licence is required to drive a motorcycle with the following characteristics:

Maximum engine capacity of 125 cc, 

Maximum power of 11 kW/15 hp

Maximum power/weight ratio of 0.1 kW per kg.

It can be obtained from the age of 18.

A2

A category A2 licence is required to drive a motorcycle with the following characteristics:

Maximum power of 35 kW/47 hp;

Maximum power/weight ratio of 0.2 kW per kg. 

The vehicle may not be derived from a model with more than twice its power.

It can be obtained from the age of 20.

A

A category licence A is required for motorcycles with power in excess of 35 kW/47 hp.

It can be obtained from the age of 24. However, this age limit is reduced to 22 for drivers who have held a category A2 licence for at least 2 years.

B

The holder of a category B driving licence may drive the following vehicles:

A motor-driven quadricycle;

A motor vehicle whose maximum authorised mass does not exceed 3,500 kg and which is designed and built to carry a maximum of 8 passengers in addition to the driver.

The holder of a driving licence valid for category B, on which there is no code 96, may drive a combination made up of a category B vehicle and a trailer whose maximum authorised mass does not exceed 750 kg.

If the maximum authorised mass exceeds 750 kg, a category B licence is sufficient, subject to the maximum authorised mass of this combination not exceeding 3,500 kg.

B96

A code 96 may feature on a category B driving licence to indicate that the driver has passed the tests needed to tow a trailer for which the maximum authorised mass exceeds 750 kg. However:

The maximum authorised mass for the combination (car + trailer) may not exceed 4,250 kg (otherwise a category BE driving licence is required);

BE

The holder of a category B + E driving licence may drive a combination consisting of a category B towing vehicle and a trailer (or semi-trailer) whose maximum authorised mass does not exceed 3,500 kg.

If the maximum authorised mass of the trailer exceeds 3,500 kg, a category C1 + E driving licence is required. Holders of a category B + E driving licence issued from 01/05/2013:

may drive a combination consisting of a category B towing vehicle and a trailer (or semi-trailer) whose maximum authorised mass exceeds 3,500 kg, on condition that the maximum authorised mass of the combination does not exceed 7,000 kg. Holders of a category B + E driving licence issued before 01/05/2013

may drive a combination consisting of a category B towing vehicle and a trailer (or semi-trailer) whose maximum authorised mass exceeds 3,500 kg, on condition that the maximum authorised mass of the combination does not exceed 12,000 kg.

C1

A category C1 driving licence is required for drivers of motor vehicles with a maximum authorised mass of between 3,500 kg and 7,500 kg and which are designed and built to carry a maximum of 8 passengers in addition to the driver.

If you tow a trailer maximum authorised mass does not 750 kg, a category C1 driving licence is sufficient. Otherwise a category C1E driving licence is required.

C1E

The holder of a category C1E driving licence may drive the following vehicles:

a combination consisting of a category C1 towing vehicle and a trailer or semi-trailer whose maximum authorised mass exceeds 750 kg, subject to the maximum authorised mass of the combination not exceeding 12,000 kg;

a combination consisting of a category B towing vehicle and a trailer or semi-trailer whose maximum authorised mass exceeds 3,500 kg, subject to the maximum authorised mass of the combination not exceeding 12,000 kg.

C

A category C driving licence is required for drivers of motor vehicles with a maximum authorised mass greater than 7,500 kg and which are designed and built to carry a maximum of 8 passengers in addition to the driver.

If you tow a trailer whose maximum authorised mass does not exceed 750 kg, a category C driving licence is sufficient. Otherwise a category CE driving licence is required.

CE

The holder of a category CE driving licence may driver a combination consisting of a category C towing vehicle and a trailer or semi-trailer whose maximum authorised mass exceeds 750 kg.

Since 10/09/2009, all professional drivers of category C, C1, CE or C1E vehicles must meet the requirements of a professional aptitude certificate (PAC).

D1 - D1E

A category D1 driving licence is required for drivers of motor vehicles with 9 to 16 seats in addition to the driver and which have a maximum length of 8 metres.

This licence also allows the driver to tow a trailer whose maximum authorised mass does not exceed 750 kg.

Beyond that, a category D1E driving licence is required.

D - DE

A category D driving licence is required for drivers of motor vehicles with more than 16 seats in addition to the driver.

This licence also allows the driver to tow a trailer whose maximum authorised mass does not exceed 750 kg.

Beyond that, a category DE driving licence is required.

Since 10/09/2009, all professional drivers of category D, D1, DE or D1E vehicles must meet the requirements of a professional aptitude certificate.

G

A category G driving licence is required for drivers of agricultural vehicles, as well as for vehicles registered as agricultural equipment, motorised cultivators or combine harvesters, produced from 01.10.1982. This driving licence is valid on Belgian soil only.

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Type of vehicle for which the licence is valid
 

Type of vehicle for which the licence is valid

 

AM

A

B

B

C1

C1E

C

CE

D1

D1E

D

DE

G

Categories
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
AM
X
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
A
X
X
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
B
X
 
X
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
BE
X
 
X
X
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
C1
X
 
X
 
X
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
C1E
X
 
X
X
X
X
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
C
X
 
X
 
X
 
X
 
 
 
 
 
 
CE
X
 
X
X
X
X
X
X
 
 
 
 
X
D1
X
 
X
 
 
 
 
 
X
 
 
 
 
D1E
X
 
X
X
 
 
 
 
X
X
 
 
 
D
X
 
X
 
 
 
 
 
X
 
X
 
 
DE
X
 
X
X
 
 
 
 
X
X
X
X
 
G
X
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
X
C1E + D1
X
 
X
X
X
X
 
 
X
X
 
 
 
CE + D
X
 
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
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Risk perception test

How the test works

The risk perception test is one of the conditions you have to meet to take your practical test. You also have to pass the test to be able to make an appointment for your practical test.

The risk perception test is a computerised test designed to measure your ability to identify risk situations in a variety of driving conditions.

A video sequence is shown on the screen of your computer. Imagine yourself at the wheel of your car. When you see a risk, click on it.

A risk is an external event that obliges you to adjust your speed, change direction, sound your horn and so on.

During the test, you are required to identify 10 risks, spread across 5 videos. There are films with 0, 1, 2 or 3 risks.  You are entitled to 10 clicks. A risk identified correctly = + 1 point. An incorrect click = - 1 click. Once you have used up your 10 clicks, the test stops.

You need to score a minimum of 6/10 to pass.

The risk perception test can be taken without an appointment at the centre of your choice. See the opening times of our centres here.

The cost of taking the risk perception test is 15 €.

 

If you fail, you can take the test again the same day. There is no limit on the number of times you can try. Having said that, after failing two successive times, you will need to attend 3 hours of lessons at an accredited driving school. You will not be allowed to present yourself to take the test again until you have a training certificate issued by the accredited driving school.

Technical driving ability test

Conditions for taking the test

To take the technical driving ability test, you must be 18 or over.

 

The test can be taken :

Via a driving school: you will need to have attended a minimum of 20 hours of lessons.

  • Privately: you will need to have done a minimum of 3 months of driver training under a 36-month provisional driving licence.
How the test works

If you wish to drive on your own before taking your final practical test, you must pass the technical driving ability test.

You must first have a valid pass certificate for your theory test and your risk perception test.

Tests are by appointment, at the examination centre of your choice.

 

The test consists of:

- a simplified technical inspection of your vehicle by the examiner;

- an assessment of your driving on the road, lasting 30 minutes;

- performing a driving manoeuvre on the public road, drawn at random from: a 3-point turn, stopping on the left or right of the road, perpendicular parking on the road, either going forward or in reverse, reversing in a straight line.

 

The cost of the technical driving ability test is 60 €.

When you pass this test, the examination centre will issue you with a driving aptitude certificate, which will enable you to obtain a provisional driving licence valid for 18 months, so that you can drive on your own in the car before the final practical test.

If you fail, you cannot take the test again on the same day. After failing twice, you can only present yourself for the test after attending at least 6 hours of practical driving lessons via an accredited driving school.

Complaints

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Fermer

1. Contact the centre manager

The satisfaction of our customers is our priority. Wherever possible, don’t hesitate to pass on any problems you may have. For general, technical or administrative information, please put your question to the inspector/examiner or at the cash register.

For any other question or comment, during or after the inspection/test, please contact the centre manager. This is the simplest and the fastest way of having any dispute dealt with immediately.

If you are not entirely satisfied with the outcome of this initial step, you can contact our Quality Department.

2. Contact the Quality Department

If your contact with the manager does not resolve your problem, you can escalate your request to our Quality Department. To do this, please complete the appropriate complaints form.

3. Contact our supervisory authority

If you have not received a satisfactory response, the supervisory authority is always at your disposal:

  • SPW (Certification and Approval Department)
    Boulevard du Nord 8
    5000 Namur

In a case of force majeure, to be assessed by the Minister or an official appointee, the surcharge for late presentation for a technical inspection may be refunded. Click here to find out more.

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