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 126.96.36.199.1.8, 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 188.8.131.52.1. The catalogue of
questions shall refer to the items summarized in 184.108.40.206.3, 220.127.116.11.4 or 18.104.22.168.5, 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.
Certificate of driver's training
The certificate referred to in 22.214.171.124 shall be issued:
(a) After completion of a basic training course, provided the candidate has successfully passed the
examination in accordance with 126.96.36.199.1;
(b) If applicable, after completion of a specialization training course for carriage in tanks or
carriage of substances and articles of Class 1 or radioactive material of Class 7, or after having
acquired the knowledge referred to in special provisions S1 and S11 in Chapter 8.5, provided
the candidate has successfully passed an examination in accordance with 188.8.131.52.2;
(c) If applicable, after completion of a restricted basic or restricted tank specialization training
course, provided the candidate has successfully passed the examination in accordance with
184.108.40.206.1 or 220.127.116.11.2. The certificate issued shall clearly indicate its limited scope of validity to
the relevant dangerous goods or class(es).
The date of validity of a driver training certificate shall be five years from the date the driver passes an
initial basic or initial comprehensive training examination.
The certificate shall be renewed if the driver furnishes proof of participation in refresher training in
accordance with 18.104.22.168 and has passed an examination in accordance with 22.214.171.124 in the following
(a) In the twelve months before the date of expiry of the certificate. The competent authority shall
issue a new certificate, valid for five years, the period of validity of which shall begin with the
date of expiry of the previous certificate;
(b) Prior to the twelve months before the date of expiry of the certificate. The competent authority
shall issue a new certificate, valid for five years, the period of validity of which shall begin
from the date on which the refresher examination was passed.
Where a driver extends the scope of his certificate during its period of validity, by meeting the
requirements of 126.96.36.199.1 (b) and (c), the period of validity of a new certificate shall remain that of the
previous certificate. When a driver has passed a specialization training examination, the specialization
shall be valid until the date of expiry of the certificate.
The certificate shall have the layout of the model shown in 188.8.131.52.5. Its dimensions shall be in
accordance with ISO 7810:2003 ID-1 and it shall be made of plastic. The colour shall be white with
black lettering. It shall include an additional security feature such as a hologram, UV printing or
The certificate shall be prepared in the language(s) or one of the languages of the country of the
competent authority which issued the certificate. If none of these languages is English, French or
German, the title of the certificate, the title of item 8 and the titles on the back shall also be drawn up
in English, French or German.