Hamburg Chamber of Commerce, Service Center

Take the dangerous goods driver test

To transport dangerous goods by road, you must have an ADR training certificate.

Important notes


You will only be admitted to the respective exam if you have attended the relevant IHK-recognized training course without absenteeism.
You will only be admitted to the examination for an advanced course if you have passed the examination for the basic course in addition to participating in a recognized training course.
You will only be admitted to the refresher exam
if you present a valid ADR training certificate in addition to participating in a recognized training course.

Documents required

  • Registration of the test participants usually through the training organizer
  • Examination sheet
  • Transcript

Please note

With this certificate you can prove that you have been trained in the special requirements for the transport of dangerous goods and that you have passed the relevant tests. The training courses are carried out in Hamburg by training organizers who are recognized by the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber of Commerce and Industry is also responsible for testing and issuing the ADR certificate.


The ADR certificate is valid for 5 years.

Procedure & Fees


First, you attend a course of at least 2.5 days with a recognized organizer.

  • As a rule, the training organizer will register you for the examination at the Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK). If not, register online or in writing with the IHK.
  • The Chamber of Industry and Commerce conducts the test. This usually takes place directly after the course in the organizer's premises.
  • The examination is passed if the number of errors stated on the examination sheet has not been exceeded.
After passing the exam, the IHK will issue you the ADR training certificate and you can take action.

Processing time

As a rule, you will receive notification of passing or failing the exam about 2 weeks after taking the exam.


Please call for the fees.

Legal notes

Legal remedies

  • contradiction

  • administrative court proceedings

  • For more details, please refer to the notification of passing / failing the exam

Legal basis

Section 5 (2) Hazardous Goods Transport Act (GGBefG)

Section 5, Paragraph 2, Number 1 of the Transport of Hazardous Goods Act (GGBefG)

Service description

To do this, you must first attend a training course of at least two and a half days from a recognized course organizer. You then have to pass an examination at the local Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IHK).
The examination for dangerous goods drivers is usually carried out by the locally responsible Chamber of Industry and Commerce following the relevant training in the training organizer's premises.
The training courses and thus also the exams are divided into a basic course, advanced tank training, advanced class 1, advanced class 7 and refresher training. Each training session ends with a
The duration of the examination is:
Initial training

  • Basic course 45 minutes
    • Advanced tank course 45 minutes
    • Advanced course class 1 30 minutes
    • Advanced course class 7 30 minutes
    • 30 minute refresher training
The ADR training certificate is valid for five years from the date of passing the basic test. To extend the ADR training certificate for a further 5 years, a refresher training must be attended and the refresher test must be passed. This must be done before the ADR training certificate expires. If the validity date has passed, an initial training course and examination must be completed.
ADR training certificates are extended for a further 5 years from the validity date if the refresher training has been successfully completed within 12 months before the ADR training certificate expires.

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Hamburg Chamber of Commerce, Service Center
Adolphsplatz 1 20457 Hamburg

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