Category D1E - DE

Want to attach a trailer to your vehicle?

For a trailer whose maximum authorised mass does not exceed 750 kg, a category D-D1 driving licence is sufficient. Otherwise a category DE-D1E driving licence 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

Practical driver training must be carried out with a view to obtaining a category DE-D1E driving licence.

You 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 D-D1 driving licence.

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. DE)

ACCREDITED DRIVING SCHOOL (CAT. D1E)

Conditions for taking the test
Category D driving licence
Category D driving licence
Practical lessons
Min. 8 hours
Min. 8 hours
Minimum age for provisional licence (without PAC)
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/
Minimum age for provisional licence (with PAC)
/
/
Minimum age to take the practical test (without PAC)
24
21
Minimum age to take the practical test (with PAC)
18*
18
Length of driver training period
/
/
 

PRIVATELY TAUGHT (CAT. DE)

PRIVATELY TAUGHT (CAT. D1E)

Conditions for taking the test
Category D driving licence
Category D driving licence
Practical lessons
/
/
Minimum age for provisional licence (without PAC)
24
21
Minimum age for provisional licence (with PAC)
18
18
Minimum age to take the practical test (without PAC)
24
21
Minimum age to take the practical test (with PAC)
18
18
Minimum age for full licence (without PAC)
24
21
Minimum age for full licence (with PAC)
18*
18
Length of driver training period
1 to 12 months
1 to 12 months

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 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 Identity card out of date? The test will take place on condition that if you have the out-of-date identity card with you and can present a receipt issued by your local council offices proving you have applied for renewal.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 D/D1 driving licence

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

If taking the test privately:
Two external rear-view mirrors on the right
Tachograph

Semi-trailer

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