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Training required for getting a driving licence for a bus

Training required for getting a driving licence for a bus

Where to get instruction?

You can get the training required for the bus driver's driving examination at

 

 To obtain a driving licence for a lorry, you need to have both theoretical and driving instruction.

Amount of instruction in categories D1, D, D1E and DE

The sought right to drive Category D1   Category D   Category D1E   Category DE  
Form of

instruction

Theory Driving Theory Driving Theory Driving Theory Driving
Valid right to

drive category

B

15 15 27 40 - - - -
Valid right to

drive category

C1 or C

9 10 15 30 - - - -
Valid right to

drive category

D1

- - 6 15 8 10 - -
Valid right to

drive category

D

- - - - 8 10 8 10
Supplementary

amount of

instruction

(professional

competence)

3 3 5 10 3 3 3 3

 You can take the driving examination based on supplementary instruction on the following terms:

  • You have reached your professional competence and you have a professional competence card or a special condition for a professional qualification that has been issued at least one year before you take a driving examination. You have not during the previous year completed any other driving examination for a lorry or for a bus with a supplementary training.
  • Your right to drive a bus has started before 10 September 2008 and you have a valid professional competence and you have not completed any other driving examination for a lorry or for a bus during the previous year with a supplementary training.

Required skills

The driving instruction for a driving licence for a bus must include instruction based on the special features of the vehicle to ensure that the driver is in command of

  • the correct use, handling and transportation of the bus in compliance with traffic rules,
  • taking different traffic situations and environments into account and
  • following a safe, economic, ecological and flexible driving style.

The training must also include

  • first-aid training required for acting in an accident site and
  • identification and avoidance of traffic incidents (instruction of anticipatory driving).

The driving instruction must include category-specific theoretical and driving lessons.

The instruction must follow a curriculum authorised by the Finnish Transport Safety Agency.

Curricula

Curricula for categories D

Exceptions to the minimum amounts for driving instruction.

 

The Finnish Transport Safety Agency’s services

The e-Services of the Finnish Transport and Communications Agency Traficom

 

 

 

 

Page updated 01/03/2019

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