Category B + code 96 - B+E

Want to attach a trailer to your vehicle?

Category B Licence

The holder of a driving licence valid for category B, which does not have the 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 of the trailer exceeds 750 kg, a category B licence is sufficient, subject to the maximum authorised mass of the combination not exceeding 3,500 kg.

Category B Licence + code 96

The holder of a driving licence valid for category B, which does have the code 96 (after passing tests) may drive a combination made up of a category B vehicle and a trailer whose maximum authorised mass does not exceed 750 kg, subject to the maximum authorised mass of this combination not exceeding 4,250 kg.

  1. If the maximum authorised mass of the combination (vehicle + trailer) exceeds 4,250 kg, a category B+E driving licence is required.
  2. If the maximum authorised mass of the trailer exceeds 3,500 kg, a category C1+E driving licence is required.

Category B+E Licence

The holder of a category B + E driving licence may drive a combination made up 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.
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      • From 01/05/2013, the holder of a category B + E driving licence:  

      May drive a combination made up of a category B towing vehicle and a trailer (or semi-trailer) whose maximum authorised mass does not exceed 3,500 kg, on condition that the maximum authorised mass of the combination does not exceed 7,000 kg.
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      • The holder of a category B + E driving licence issued before 01/05/2013:
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      May drive a combination made up of a category B towing vehicle and a trailer (or semi-trailer) whose maximum authorised mass does not exceed 3,500 kg, on condition that the maximum authorised mass of the combination does not exceed 12,000 kg.

Category C1+E Licence

If you wish to tow a trailer whose maximum authorised mass exceeds 3,500 kg, a category C1+E driving licence is required.

Theory test

You are exempt from taking the theory test.

Practical test

Practical driver training must be carried out with a view to obtaining a category B + code 96 or BE driving licence. You will have the choice between practical driver training at an accredited driving school and driver training undertaken privately, covered by a provisional licence, which you can obtain from your local council on presentation of your valid category B driving licence.

 

ACCREDITED DRIVING SCHOOL

PRIVATELY TAUGHT

Condition for taking the test
Category B driving licence
Category B driving licence
Practical lessons
Min. 8 hours
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Minimum age for provisional licence
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18
Minimum age for practical test
18
18
Driver training period & private instructor
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1 to 12 month

Lists of documents you mustn’t forget to bring with you:

All documents must be the originals and be valid.
If you are missing any documents, the test will not take place and you will automatically be charged an administrative fee of € 25.

Identity card out of date? The test will take place on condition that if you have the out-of-date identity card with you and can present a receipt issued by your local council offices proving you have applied for renewal. The application for a provisional driving licence and/or full driving licence will be retained in the database at the examination centre and will only be issued on presentation of a valid identity card. Without the receipt, the test will not take place.

Person taking the test

Identity card
Category B driving licence
Practical training certificate issued by an accredited driving school (driver training at a driving school) OR
Provisional driving licence (privately taught)

Private instructor

Identity card
Driving licence

Towing vehicle

Registration certificate
Green card (insurance)
Green technical inspection certificate
Technical sheet / identification report
Two external rear-view mirrors on the right (privately taught)

Trailer

Registration certificate
Green card (insurance)
Green technical inspection certificate
Identification report