Category C/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 the maximum authorised mass is greater than 7,500 kg, a category C driving licence is required.
Drivers of motor vehicles for carrying passengers with more than 8 seats in addition to the driver’s seat must have a category D or D1 driving licence.

For the oral test (PAC), we would ask you to make an appointment at least 3 weeks in advance.

Contact our customer service department on 087 / 57 20 30

Do you wish to attach a (semi-)trailer to your vehicle?

For a (semi-)trailer whose maximum authorised mass does not exceed 750 kg, a category C-C1 driving licence is sufficient. Otherwise a category CE-C1E driving licence is required.

Are you a professional driver?

If you are a professional driver, you will have to satisfy the professional aptitude requirements (CAP).

Theory test

If you wish to obtain your category C/C1 driving licence, you must first pass a theory test. The basic test is made up of 50 multiple-choice questions. The test to obtain a professional aptitude certificate (PAC) includes 50 additional questions, as well as 8 case studies and an oral test.

To prepare for your test, you can choose between taking theory training at an accredited driving school or doing self-learning training.

 

ACCREDITED DRIVING SCHOOL

SELF-LEARNING

Conditions for taking the test
Category B driving licence
Category B driving licence
Theory lessons
Min. 6 hours
/
Minimum age to take the theory test
17 years 9 months
17 years 9 months

Practical test

To prepare for the practical test, you have the choice between doing practical driver training at an accredited driving school or driver training undertaken privately covered by a provisional licence.

To be admitted for the practical test, you must have passed the theory test within the past 3 years or be exempt.
You will be requested to visit the examination centre to pay for the test in advance.

For your own security and for ours, payment by Bancontact is strongly recommended. Credit cards are not accepted.

 

ACCREDITED DRIVING SCHOOL (CAT. C)

PRIVATELY TAUGHT (CAT. C)

Conditions for taking the test
Category B driving licence
Category B driving licence
Practical lessons
Min. 8 hours
/
Minimum age to take the practical test
18
18
Minimum age for full licence without PAC
21
21
Minimum age for full licence with PAC
18
18
Length of driver training period
/
1 to 12 month
Private instructor
No
Yes
 

ACCREDITED DRIVING SCHOOL (CAT. C1)

PRIVATELY TAUGHT (CAT. C1)

Conditions for taking the test
Category B driving licence
Category B driving licence
Practical lessons
Min. 8 hours
/
Minimum age to take the practical test
18
18
Minimum age for full licence without PAC
18
18
Minimum age for full licence with PAC
18
18
Length of driver training period
/
1 to 12 month
Private instructor
No
Yes

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. You will be charged for the cost of the test.
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

In the event of driver training at an accredited driving school:
Application form for a provisional driving licence
Pass certificate for the theory test
Practical training certificate

If taking the test privately:
Provisional driving licence

Private instructor

Identity card
Driving licence

Vehicle

Registration certificate
Green card (insurance)
Green technical inspection certificate
Technical sheet OR identification report
CMR OR waybill OR weighing certificate. If, in accordance with the regulations for transporting goods, a CMR or waybill is not mandatory, a weighing certificate, issued at the earliest on the day before the practical test, must be presented. The weighing voucher must include the following information: identification of the scales, date of weighing, registration of the vehicle, laden weight. The vehicle must have a load equal to at least half of the load capacity of the vehicle.
L plate
Two external rear-view mirrors on the right
Tachograph