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 126.96.36.199.2. 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
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 188.8.131.52.1.8, 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.
Every examination shall be invigilated. Any manipulation and deception shall be ruled out as far as
possible. Authentication of the candidate shall be ensured. All examination documents shall be
recorded and kept as a print-out or electronically as a file.
Written examinations may be performed, in whole or in part, as electronic examinations, where the
answers are recorded and evaluated using electronic data processing (EDP) processes, provided the
following conditions are met:
(a) The hardware and software shall be checked and accepted by the competent authority;
(b) Proper technical functioning shall be ensured. Arrangements as to whether and how the
examination can be continued shall be made for a failure of the devices and applications. No
aids shall be available on the input devices (e.g. electronic search function), the equipment
provided shall not allow the candidates to communicate with any other device during the
(c) Final inputs of each candidate shall be logged. The determination of the results shall be
(d) Electronic media may be used only if provided by the examining body. There shall be no
means of a candidate introducing further data to the electronic media provided; the candidate
may only answer the questions posed.
Examinations for specialization training courses for carriage in tanks or carriage of substances and
articles of Class 1 or radioactive material of Class 7
After having sat the examination on the basic training course and after having attended the
specialization training course for carriage in tanks or carriage of substances and articles of Class 1 or
radioactive material of Class 7, the candidate shall be allowed to take part in the examination
corresponding to the training.
This examination shall be held and supervised on the same basis as in 184.108.40.206.1. The catalogue of
questions shall refer to the items summarized in 220.127.116.11.3, 18.104.22.168.4 or 22.214.171.124.5, as appropriate.
With respect to each specialization training examination, at least 15 written questions shall be asked.
If the examination follows a refresher training course, at least 10 written questions shall be asked. The
duration of these examinations shall be at least 30 and 20 minutes respectively.
If an examination is based on a restricted basic training course, this limits the examination of the
specialization training course to the same scope.