Professional driver qualification; application for recognition as a training center.

Training centers that want to offer the accelerated basic qualification and/or the advanced training within the framework of the professional driver qualification law require state recognition by the government of Upper Palatinate.


State-approved training centers are allowed to offer the accelerated initial qualification and/or the advanced training, which are usually necessary insofar as carriage of goods and passengers on public roads is carried out with motor vehicles for which a driver's license in classes C1, C1E, C, CE, D1, D1E, D or DE is required.

Professional drivers can prove participation in training by means of the driver qualification certificate commissioned by the competent district administrative authority and produced by Bundesdruckerei.


Training centers for the accelerated basic qualification and/or the further training are recognized by the state if

  • they have the personnel and material requirements for teaching the knowledge and skills required for the accelerated initial qualification and/or continuing education,
  • they employ sufficient teaching staff in reasonable proportion to the number of participants in the initial qualification and/or continuing training
  • they have suitable classrooms as well as teaching materials that are suitable and sufficient for each participant to carry out the teaching,
  • continuous training of the teaching staff is ensured, and
  • there are no facts that speak against the personal reliability of the applicant.


The application must be submitted to the Government of Upper Palatinate in writing or electronically (by e-mail). If the requirements are met, the state recognition will be issued in the form of a notice.

Special notes



Training may not be held until state approval is received.

Processing time

approx. 3 to 6 weeks (also several months possible, depending on the cooperation of the applicant)

Required documents

  • The following documents must be submitted with the application:

    • Business registration (copy)
    • Current excerpt from the commercial register, if relevant
    • Certificate of good conduct (document type "N") of the holder of the recognition / the responsible manager of the training facility and, in the case of legal entities, for all managing directors
    • for further training and accelerated basic qualification: current training program / the curriculum for further training
      (overview, in which the areas of knowledge are provided with the respective hourly rate and the hourly or training plan)
    • Statement or request for confirmation of the teaching material and teaching aids used (e.g. laptop, beamer, documents from publishers, own material, simulator, own vehicles, vehicles of a third party or customer vehicles)
    • if own vehicles are used: Registration certificates (vehicle registration document) and confirmation that these vehicles are roadworthy and TÜV-tested.
    • if vehicles of a third party are used: Transfer of use
    • Proof of the qualifications of the instructors used (e.g. by means of driving instructor certificates with the latest driving instructor training, certificates or degrees as a master of motor traffic, nutritionist, paramedic, police officer, etc. or other relevant degrees/master's titles)
    • Driving licenses of the instructors (copy)
    • If premises are approved:
      • Floor plan from blueprint (include square footage, no pencil drawing or similar).
      • Pictures of the seating and seating arrangement (from the point of view of the instructor and from the point of view of the participants)
      • If space is not owned by the training facility: Usage transfer agreement
      • Information on the exact address, location (floor) and designation of the training room
      • If the training room is part of a restaurant: Confirmation from the restaurant that the classroom will not be used as a passageway during BKF instruction, nor will it be entered for hospitality purposes.


Please select a location in "Localization" so that the address of the responsible authority can be filled in.

  • Prefillable Form, Bavaria-wide: Formloser Antrag (mit Unterschrift)
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    This form has to be signed and sent to the responsible authority. You can sign the form manually and send it by email/fax or sign the form electronically with your qualified electronic signature an send it by (secure) email. If the responsible authority has set up a De-Mail account, you can also send the form by De-Mail using an sender-confirmed message.


  • Fees depend on the administrative effort: 51.10 - 511.00 EUR

    Expenses (if applicable for postal delivery certificate) will be charged in accordance with the Gebührenordnung für Maßnahmen im Straßenverkehr (GebOSt).


Action (action for commitment in the event of rejection of the application)


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