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
training courses;
(d) The approval may be withdrawn if the conditions of approval are not complied with.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

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
course.

For this purpose the competent authority shall prepare a catalogue of questions which refer to the
items summarized in 8.2.2.3.2. 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
examination.

A single examination for comprehensive training courses may be held.

Each competent authority shall supervise the modalities of the examination; including, if necessary,
the infrastructure and organisation of electronic examinations in accordance with 8.2.2.7.1.8, if these
are to be carried out.

The examination shall take the form of a written examination or a combination of a written and oral
examination. Each candidate shall be asked at least 25 written questions for the basic training course.
If the examination follows a refresher training course, at least 15 written questions shall be asked. The
duration of these examinations shall be at least 45 and 30 minutes respectively. The questions may be
of a varying degree of difficulty and be allocated a different weighting.
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