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.

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.




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