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Training required for getting a driving licence for a lorry

Training required for getting a driving licence for a lorry

Where to get instruction?

You can get the training required for the lorry 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 C1, C, C1E and CE until 1.12.2018

The sought right to drive C1   C   C1E   CE  
Form of instruction Theory Driving Theory Driving Theory Driving Theory Driving
Valid category B right to
drive
2 3 12 10 - - - -
Valid category C1 right to
drive
- - 10 7 3 3 - -
Valid category BD1 or BD right to drive 2 3 12 10 - - - -
Valid category C right to
drive
- - - - 3 3 15 30
Valid category C1E right to
drive
- - 10 7 - - 12 27
Supplementary amount of
instruction (valid professional competence)
- - 1 2 3 3 5 10

 

Amount of instruction in categories C1, C, C1E and CE since 1.12.2018

The sought right to drive C1   C   C1E   CE  
Form of instruction Theory Driving Theory Driving Theory Driving Theory Driving
Valid category B right to
drive
9 5 12 10 - - - -
Valid category C1 right to
drive
- - 3 5 8 10 - -
Valid category BD1 or BD right to drive 9 5 12 10 - - - -
Valid category C right to
drive
- - - - 8 10 15 30
Valid category C1E right to
drive
- - 3 5 - - 7 20
Supplementary amount of
instruction (valid professional competence)
- - 1 2 3 3 5 10

 

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

  • You have completed the basic level of professional competence with 280 hours of training and your competence has been valid for 1 year.
  • You have completed the basic level of professional competence with 140 hours of training and your competence has been valid for 2 years.
  • Your right to drive a lorry has started before 10 September 2009 and you have achieved professional competence with basic level training or 35 hours of additional training.
  • You have not taken another driving examination on the grounds of professional competence within the previous year.

 

Required skills

The driving instruction for a driving licence for a lorry 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 lorry 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 and Communucation Agenecy (Finnish Transport Safety Agency).

 

 

 

 

Page updated 02/07/2019

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