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.
Model for the training certificate for drivers of vehicles carrying dangerous goods
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** Distinguishing sign used on vehicles in international traffic (for Parties to the 1968
Convention on Road Traffic or the 1949 Convention on Road Traffic, as notified to the Secretary
General of the United Nations in accordance with respectively article 45(4) or annex 4 of these
Contracting Parties shall provide the UNECE secretariat with an example of the national model for any
certificate intended for issue in accordance with this section, along with examples of models for
certificates which are still valid. A Contracting Party may additionally provide explanatory notes. The
UNECE secretariat shall make the information received available to all Contracting Parties.
Training of persons other than the drivers holding a certificate in accordance with 8.2.1, involved in the carriage of dangerous goods by road
Persons whose duties concern the carriage of dangerous goods by road shall have received training in
the requirements governing the carriage of such goods appropriate to their responsibilities and duties
according to Chapter 1.3. This requirement shall apply to individuals such as personnel who are
employed by the road vehicle operator or the consignor, personnel who load or unload dangerous
goods, personnel in freight forwarding or shipping agencies and drivers of vehicles other than drivers
holding a certificate in accordance with 8.2.1, involved in the carriage of dangerous goods by road.
MISCELLANEOUS REQUIREMENTS TO BE COMPLIED WITH BY THE VEHICLE CREW
Apart from members of the vehicle crew, no passengers may be carried in transport units carrying