Category C1E - CE

Want 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 CE-C1E is required.

Are you a professional driver?

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

Theory test

You are exempt from the theory test.

Practical test

To prepare for the practical test, you can choose between taking practical training at an accredited driving school or doing privately taught training 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. CE)

ACCREDITED DRIVING SCHOOL (CAT. C1E)

Conditions for taking the test
Category C driving licence
Category C driving licence
Practical lessons
Min. 8 hours
Min. 8 hours
Minimum age for provisional licence (without PAC)
/
/
Minimum age for provisional licence (with PAC)
/
/
Minimum age to take the practical test (without PAC)
21
18
Minimum age to take the practical test (with PAC)
18
18
Minimum age for full licence (without PAC)
21
18
Minimum age for full licence (with PAC)
18
18
Length of driver training period & Private instructor
/
/
 

PRIVATELY TAUGHT (CAT. CE)

PRIVATELY TAUGHT (CAT. C1E)

Conditions for taking the test
Category C driving licence
Category C driving licence
Practical lessons
/
/
Minimum age for provisional licence (without PAC)
21
18
Minimum age for provisional licence (with PAC)
18
18
Minimum age to take the practical test without PAC
21
18
Minimum age to take the practical test with PAC
18
18
Minimum age for full licence (without PAC)
21
18
Minimum age for full licence (with PAC)
18
18
Length of driver training period & Private instructor
1 to 12 months / yes
1 to 12 months / 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 still 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Identity card out of date? The test will take place on condition that if you have the out-of-date identity card with you and can present a receipt issued by your local council offices proving you have applied for renewal.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 C/C1 driving licence

In the event of driver training at an accredited driving school:
Practical driver training certificate

If taking the test privately:
Provisional driving licence

Private instructor

Identity card
Driving licence

Towing 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.
L plate
Two external rear-view mirrors on the right

Semi-trailers

Registration certificate
Green card (insurance)
Green technical inspection certificate
Technical sheet OR identification report