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Driver's license, professional driver qualification

The professional driver qualification is required for bus and truck drivers who use the C or D classes for commercial journeys on public roads. It must be acquired once as a basic qualification and then extended every five years through...

The professional driver qualification is required for bus and truck drivers who use the C or D classes for commercial journeys on public roads. It must be acquired once as a basic qualification and then extended every five years through further training. Proof of professional driver qualification was previously entered in the EU driving license. This procedure has been changed in accordance with EU requirements. Since May 23, 2021, evidence has been provided by issuing a driver qualification certificate (FQN). This driver qualification certificate is issued as an additional card to the EU card driving license and is provided with the code number 95 after the respective class.

Important notes

Prerequisites

The application can only be made by people who have their main residence in Hamburg.

Documents required

  • a valid identity card or passport with a current registration certificate
  • the EU driving license
  • a biometric passport photo 35 x 45 millimeters
  • proof of the basic qualification and proof of the advanced training modules
  • the appointment confirmation

Please note

Only the driving license offices of the Landesbetrieb Verkehr (LBV) Mitte and Nord are responsible for the application.

When is the qualification required?
The basic qualification must be proven by all vehicle drivers who

  • obtained their D-class driving license after September 9, 2008.
  • obtained their C-class driving license after September 9, 2009.
  • Are citizens of a member state of the EU or the European Economic Community (EEC) or work for a company based in the EU or the EEC and carry out commercial trips (including works traffic or auxiliary transport activities) on public roads with the following vehicles:
  • Vehicles with a gross vehicle weight of over 3.5 tonnes in goods or works transport (C-Class).
  • Vehicles with more than eight passenger seats in passenger transport (D classes).

Appointment booking
Appointments are booked via the LBV. Proceed as follows here:
1. Visit the website to book an appointment (see link below) and select the driver's license service under the driver's license service group (code number 95 for professional drivers) .
2. Use the location selection to display appointments at a specific location.
3. After selecting the location, use the calendar displayed to select a free appointment (date and time).
4. Now enter your name and your e-mail address for booking.
5. You will receive an email. Please confirm the appointment.

Please bring the appointment confirmation that you will receive with you to the appointment.

Deadlines

Deadline extensions

If your key number 95 expires between September 1st, 2020 and June 30th, 2021, the expiry period will automatically be extended by 10 months.

Deadlines that have already been extended once without further training and expire between September 1st, 2020 and June 30th, 2021 are considered to be extended by a further 6 months or until July 1st, 2021, whichever is the later.

These regulations only apply to professional drivers who are already qualified and therefore not to the basic qualification

Procedure & Fees

Processing time

The production time is around three to four weeks. Consignments are usually sent directly by Bundesdruckerei

Fees

The fee for producing the driver qualification certificate is EUR 32.50. The FQN is usually sent directly by Bundesdruckerei. An additional EUR 3.50 is charged for this. Further costs depend on the type of application and can only be determined when the application is submitted. The basis for the fee level is the fee schedule for measures in road traffic (GebOSt).

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