The duration of the refresher training including individual practical exercises shall be of at least two
days for comprehensive training courses, or at least one half the duration allocated to the
corresponding initial basic or initial specialization training courses as specified in 188.8.131.52.1 for
individual training courses.
A driver may replace a refresher training course and examination with the corresponding initial
training course and examination.
Approval of training
The training courses shall be subject to approval by the competent authority.
Approval shall only be given with regard to applications submitted in writing.
The following documents shall be attached to the application for approval:
(a) A detailed training programme specifying the subjects taught and indicating the time schedule
and planned teaching methods;
(b) Qualifications and fields of activities of the teaching personnel;
(c) Information on the premises where the courses take place and on the teaching materials as well
as on the facilities for the practical exercises;
(d) Conditions of participation in the courses, such as number of participants.
The competent authority shall organize the supervision of training and examinations.
Approval shall be granted in writing by the competent authority subject to the following conditions:
(a) The training shall be given in conformity with the application documents;
(b) The competent authority shall be granted the right to send authorized persons to be present at
the training courses and examinations;
(c) The competent authority shall be advised in time of the dates and the places of the individual
(d) The approval may be withdrawn if the conditions of approval are not complied with.
The approval document shall indicate whether the courses concerned are basic or specialization
training courses, initial or refresher training courses, and whether they are limited to specific
dangerous goods or a specific class or classes.
If the training body, after a training course has been given approval, intends to make any alterations
with respect to such details as were relevant to the approval, it shall seek permission in advance from
the competent authority. This applies in particular to changes concerning the training programme.
Examinations for the basic training course
After completion of the basic training, including the practical exercises, an examination shall be held
on the corresponding basic training course.
In the examination, the candidate has to prove that he has the knowledge, insight and skill for the
practice of professional driver of vehicles carrying dangerous goods as provided in the basic training
For this purpose the competent authority shall prepare a catalogue of questions which refer to the
items summarized in 184.108.40.206.2. Questions in the examination shall be drawn from this catalogue. The
candidates shall not have any knowledge of the questions selected from the catalogue prior to the