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If you have a driving school in the Netherlands and you want to book practical driving tests and intermediate tests for your students at the Central Office for Motor Vehicle Driver Testing (Centraal Bureau Rijvaardigheidsbewijzen, CBR), you must be registered with them. Your students must be at least 17 years old when they take the practical driving test for a category B driving licence.

Driving theory test

You can purchase a theory test from CBR for your students. Students may also book tests themselves for the passenger car, motorbike and moped categories.

Requirements driving school vehicles

CBR sets requirements which motor vehicles must meet, if they are used for taking practical driving tests. These are, among others, clearly visible pedals for the examiner and additional left- and right-hand side external mirrors. CBR also sets requirements for driving school vehicles in general.

2toDrive: earlier driving test

The 2toDrive experimentExternal link allows you to teach young people aged 16.5 and over how to drive. They can also take the theory test at the age of 16. The resulting certificate remains valid for 1.5 years. After their 17th birhtday, your students can take the practical driving test.

You can simply request the tests for 2toDrive via CBR. If your student has passed the practical driving test, they are allowed to drive before their 18th birthday. They must however be accompanied by a coach registered with the Netherlands Vehicle Authority (RDW)External link (in Dutch). After their 18th birthday, the regular rules apply.

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