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Next station: bus driver's licence. Regardless of whether it's for public transportation or the travel industry: You are always responsible for the passengers. The requirements for acquiring a driving license have a corresponding importance. You must do more than just step on the gas pedal – you must also be in general good health. The corresponding health check-up and assessment are available at TÜV NORD. Please get on board.

D1 class

This driving licence is for small buses. You can drive up to 16 people. If you have a trailer, it may not weight more than 750 kg.

Minimum age:

21

Prerequisites:

Class B

Limitation:

Class D1 is generally only issued for 5 years; afterwards, it is renewed each time for another 5 years after you submit a positive fitness examination (company or occupational medical opinion or MPU appraisal and ophthalmologic opinion).

Includes:

-

Notes:

When this licence is issued for the first time, you must submit a company or occupational medical opinion or MPU appraisal and ophthalmologic opinion to verify your fitness.

Class D1E

The small-scale licence with the largerer trailer. The combined weight of a bus and a trailer cannot exceed 12,000 kg. The trailer may only be used to transport objects and not for transporting people. And a weighty factor: when loaded, the trailer may not weigh more than the empty bus.

Minimum age:

21

Prerequisites:

Class D1

Limitation:

Class D1E is generally only issued for 5 years; afterwards, it is renewed each time for another 5 years after you must submit a positive fitness examination (company or occupational medical opinion or MPU appraisal and ophthalmologic opinion).

Includes:

Classes BE and C1E, if class C1 is present

Notes:

When this licence is issued for the first time, a company or occupational medical opinion or MPU appraisal and ophthalmologic opinion must be submitted to verify your fitness.

Class D

The standard driving licence in public transport and tourist travel: The buses are heavy and tip the scales at more than 3,500 kg. A trailer may not weigh more than 750 kg.

Minimum age:

21

Prerequisites:

Class B

Limitation:

Class D1 is generally only issued for 5 years; afterwards, it is renewed each time for another 5 years after you must submit a positive fitness examination (company or occupational medical opinion or MPU appraisal and ophthalmologic opinion).

Includes:

Class D1

Notes:

When this licence is issued for the first time, you must submit a company or occupational medical opinion or MPU appraisal and ophthalmologic opinion to verify your fitness.

Class DE

Green light for all buses and trailers. This also includes trailers for transporting people.

Minimum age:

21

Prerequisites:

Class B

Limitation:

Class DE is generally only issued for 5 years; afterwards, it is renewed each time for another 5 years after you must submit a positive fitness examination (company or occupational medical opinion or MPU appraisal and ophthalmologic opinion).

Includes:

Classes D1E, BE and C1E, if class C1 is present

Notes:

When this licence is issued for the first time, you must submit a company or occupational medical opinion or MPU appraisal and ophthalmologic opinion to verify your fitness.

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