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A driving license can be granted by the police for a set period, and by law, a new license cannot be granted without a valid reason.


  • The driver instructor must take part in training that supports instruction under a driving instruction license at a driving school.
  • The applicant must be permanently resident in Finland.
  • Requirements for Category B Driving Instruction License:
  • the instructor is aged 25 or over
  • the instructor has held a category B driving license for at least three years
  • the instructor has passed a theory test required to obtain a driving instruction license for category B, or he/she has a driving instructor qualification
  • the personal characteristics of the instructor make him or her suitable for the role of driver instructor
  • the vehicle used for instruction has been fitted with the requisite controls for the instructor, which have been approved in a vehicle modification inspection (if several vehicles are used for providing instruction, the modifications to all of these must be approved)

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  • The fee is payable as the application for a license is submitted.
  • The training provided by a driving school must be completed before instruction under a driving instruction license begins.
  • A driving instruction license can be granted before the joint training for the instructor and the learner has been completed.
  • The instructor and the learner must carry a certificate stating that they have completed this training when instruction is being provided.

Required Information

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1. Date of Birth.
2. City or County of Birth.


  1. Go to a police service point to apply for a driving instruction license.
  2. Complete the application form.
  3. Submit the required documents stated below.
  4. Pay the application fee.

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Required Documents

  • completed driving instruction license application (forms are available at your police station or from the examiner)
  • driving license


Driving instruction license - 38 €


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e.g. Birth Certificate Valid Forever

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Office Locations & Contacts

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