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Norway - Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC)

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Procedure[edit]

  1. To apply for the procedure, applicants must complete an initial qualification course for professional drivers in addition to the driver training.
  2. Submit a completed application and pay for the theory test. Note: A link is provided under 'Documents to Use' section which you can use to download the form.
  3. The theory test can be taken at one of NPRAs Driver and Vehicle Licensing Offices. Test Coverage will correspond to the current theory tests, with the addition of questions relating to the professional driver training.



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Required Documents[edit]

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e.g.
1. Proof of child birth from the Hospital.



Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

The Directorate of Public Roads (Vegdirektoratet)

Directorate of Public Roads (head office):
Statens vegvesen Vegdirektoratet
P.O. box 8142 Dep
NO-0033 OSLO
Norway

Directorate of Public Roads (office address):
Brynsengfaret 6A
Oslo
Telefax: + 47 22 07 37 68
Telephone: 02030
Traffic conditions: 175


Regional Offices

NPRA - Eastern Region

P. O. Box 1010
NO-2605 Lillehammer
Telephone: 02030 (from abroad +47 915 02030)
Telefax: +47 61 25 75 80
E-mail: firmapost-ost@vegvesen.no

NPRA - Southern Region

PO Box 723
NO-4808 Arendal
Telephone: 02030 (from abroad +47 915 02030)
Telefax: +47 37 01 98 01
E-mail: firmapost-sor@vegvesen.no

NPRA - Western Region

Askedalen 4
NO-6863 Leikanger
Telephone: 02030 (from abroad +47 915 02030)
Telefax: +47 57 65 59 86
E-mail: firmapost-vest@vegvesen.no

NPRA - Central Region

Fylkeshuset
NO-6404 Molde
Telephone: 02030 (from abroad +47 915 02030)
Telefax: +47 71 27 41 01
E-mail: firmapost-midt@vegvesen.no

NPRA - Northern Region

PO Box 1403
NO-8002 Bordeaux
Telephone: 02030 (from abroad +47 915 02030)
Telefax: +47 75 55 29 51
E-mail: firmapost-nord@vegvesen.no

Note: The NPRA Eastern Region offers expert advice to professional drivers.


NPRA Website



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Eligibility[edit]

Driver certificate of professional competence:

  • New professional drivers must, complete 280 hours of training followed by a theoretical test. 20 of these hours will consist of individual driving in a relevant vehicle category.
  • It will also be possible to complete an accelerated training programme of 140 hours, but this will entail some limitation of entitlements for the 1823 age group. Ten of these hours will consist of individual driving in the vehicle category you seek professional qualifications. If you opt for the accelerated training programme, you must take the same test as those who complete full initial qualification.
  • In order to expand your driving licence to another vehicle category (bus to lorry or vice versa), 70 hours (or 35 hours of accelerated training) is required, five of which will consist of individual driving in the new vehicle. There will also be a theory test with questions relating to vehicle-specific topics.



Fees[edit]

  • Theoretical Test: 580 NOK
  • Issuance of Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC): 270 NOK



Validity[edit]

The Driver CPC is valid for five years.

A 35-hour periodic training course must be completed every five years, prior to each renewal.



Documents to Use[edit]

Application Form



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Processing Time[edit]

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Related Videos[edit]

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Instructions[edit]

There are separate training programmes for drivers who aim to transport passengers (driving licence categories D1, D1E, D, DE) and drivers who aim to transport goods (driving licence categories C1, C1E, C, CE). A separate, shorter training programme is required to expand the driving licence from bus to lorry, or vice versa. The completed training and passed test are documented with a Driver certificate of professional competence.



Required Information[edit]

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



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Need for the Document[edit]

In Norway, the Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) is indicated on the Norwegian driving licence by adding code 95 on the licence.

This procedure provides you information on how to apply for a Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC).



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Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

Driving Entitlements:

Full initial qualification (280 hours): All entitlements.
Persons who have acquired professional driver competence on the basis of 280 hours of initial qualification can, with a valid Driver CPC, transport passengers or goods in accordance with their driving entitlements and the type of professional driver training they have completed.


Accelerated initial qualification (140 hours): Limited entitlements
Persons who have acquired a Driver CPC through accelerated initial qualification and by passing the test can, from the age of:

  • 18, carry out goods transport with a vehicle that requires driving entitlements in categories C1 and C1E
  • 21, carry out goods transport with a vehicle that requires driving entitlements in categories C and CE
  • 21, carry out passenger transport with a vehicle that requires driving entitlements in categories D and D1E
  • 21, carry out regular passenger service limited upwards to 50 kilometres with a vehicle that requires driving entitlements in categories D and DE
  • 23, carry out passenger transport with a vehicle that requires driving entitlements in categories D and DE



External Links[edit]

Norwegian Public Roads Administration



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