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Accelerated initial qualification
Accelerated basic qualification
We qualify you all along the line!
With this license, you not only move several tons of steel and goods, you also ensure that our society can keep moving. We support you on this way with our concentrated load of know-how and truck competence. Get your Class C. It's easy with DriveX. We'll take you further.

what exactly is the accelerated basic qualification anyway?

Drivers who drive commercial goods and passenger transport vehicles need a basic qualification and regular further training in addition to their driver's license, because they are confronted with special challenges in road traffic. This basic qualification qualifies professional drivers to drive a bus or truck for commercial purposes and must be refreshed by further training at five-year intervals. This also applies to temporary drivers who are on the road for commercial purposes. Journeys for private purposes, on the other hand, are exempt from this obligation. This basic qualification can be acquired by the driver in various ways. Professional drivers who were able to acquire their driving licenses (2, 3, C1, C1E, C, CE, D1, D1E, D, DE) before the cut-off dates (for bus drivers this is 10.09.2008 / for truck drivers 10.09.2009) benefit from the so-called grandfathering. For the legislator, they are already sufficiently qualified for freight and passenger transport due to their acquisition before the cut-off date and therefore do not require any additional qualification. Drivers who only completed their driving training after this date and will continue to do so in the future are obliged to acquire such a basic qualification by passing an appropriate examination. To acquire the basic qualification, a theoretical and practical examination must be taken and passed at the Chamber of Industry and Commerce. This is done either by becoming a professional driver by completing the corresponding vocational training, by further training as a specialist within the driving company, or with the help of the accelerated basic qualification.

next course: 29.12.2023


And at what age can you do that?

Driving licence class
Initial qualification
initial qualification
C & CE
21 years
21 years
C1 & C1E
18 years
18 years
D & DE (occasional services)
23 years
23 years
D1 & D1E(regular service up to 50 km)
21 years
21 years


You still have a class S driver's license?
why we?

Many advantages instead of much blah-blah:

Free of charge:
Funding by the Agentur für Arbeit possible.
Training in 1 month.
With e-learning program and own practice area.
Clearly arranged:
DriveX training card for accelerated basic qualification.
No job yet? We can place you!
If you have any questions: Call us
089 44 88 555
Come over!

What's in our favor? Our customers:

"All professionals and yet (or maybe because of that) very
relaxed and personable."
Maja, 34
"The guys from DriveX
prepared me top for the IHK exam. It doesn't get any better than that."
Franjo, 26
"The course was super
prepared and I really enjoyed
Karsten, 52
"Also did the CE
right at DriveX."
Tarek, 39

Long name, entertaining course.

Register with DriveX online or on site.
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Apply for your driving licence at the driving licence office.
  • There you need:
  • The confirmation from your driving school. (Our driving school number: 20171)
  • A biometric passport photo.
  • An eye test from an optician (not older than 2 years).
  • A certificate of attendance of a first aid course. Your identity card or passport.
theory test
  • Conclude the theoretical part by passing the theory test.
    In case of previous possession of class B:
  • 6 x 90 min theory (basic material).
  •  10x 90 min (truck lesson).
Take off while driving!
With us you only take as many driving lessons as you actually need - promised! practice lessons: Basic driving tasks and everything about departure control. The actual number depends on your previous experience and skill
that's what you can expect...
... in our course for accelerated basic qualification in accordance with the Professional Driver Qualification Act (BKrFQG):

1A speakers and trainers for 1A preparation for the theory test at the IHK.

Our course lasts 140 hours (approx. 20 days) and includes
these topics, among others:

You will always be sent the current timetable in good time.
  • Improving rational driving behaviour on the basis of safety rules.
  • Application of the rules.
  • Health, transport and environmental safety, services, logistics.
  • Including ten practical hours (60 minutes each).
DriveX Tip: Save yourself unnecessary waiting time and simply book an online appointment in advance at the driving licence office. This way you will have your trailer driving licence in your hands more quickly.
To the driving licence office
Number of special trips:
Special trips class D
Basic training
dark track
Extension of class B
Class CE - With trailer:
Special trips class CE
Dark drive
Extension of class C
Duration of the driving test
75 minutes
*No special journeys necessary with Passed-by Class CE
If you have any questions:
We are here for you
089 44 88 555
Or write to us:

big qualification, small price

And that's all in it for you:
  Theoretical training (including teaching material)
  Practical training ( 10 x 60 minutes driving training)
Work together:  

All prices include tax. Driving hours are calculated at 45 minutes.
Including IHK fees for the theoretical examination).


Driver's license financing?
Simply have your accelerated basic qualification financed by the employment agency.
We can help you with this on 089 44 88 555. Or write to us:

FAQ on the accelerated basic qualification

How does the accelerated basic qualification work?

The accelerated basic qualification lasts 4 weeks. Our teaching times are Monday - Thursday (08:00 - 16:00) & Friday (08:00 - 14:00). The course comprises a total of 140 lessons of 60 minutes each. At DriveX you will always receive a schedule at the beginning of the week so that you always know exactly what to expect. This involves 130 lessons of theoretical instruction and 10 hours of practical driving instruction (on a bus or truck, depending on the class).

Is the accelerated initial qualification a training course?

The accelerated initial qualification is not training in the sense that it is completed to obtain a driving licence. It is much more of an additional qualification that is prescribed by law for passenger and freight transport. In principle, however, it can be said that it is a further training course that must be completed with an examination.

How does the exam work?

The final exam is a 90-minute written test at the IHK, which consists of equal parts of multiple-choice questions and open questions with direct answers. In order to pass the written exam, you should have sufficient written and spoken German skills.

Switching from truck to bus driver?

If you already have the basic qualification for freight transport, you can upgrade to the basic qualification for passenger transport at any time. Of course, this is also possible the other way round. In this case, you only have to attend 35 hours of theoretical lessons and complete 2.5 hours of practical driving in a truck or bus.  

Is the IHK examination accelerated basic qualification for the truck difficult?

Of course, that's a matter of opinion. You have to learn for it like with every exam - for some it's better, for others it's a bit worse. The accelerated basic qualification is definitely doable with our support!

Do holders of the old class 3 driving licence have to complete the accelerated basic qualification?

No. They don't have to, because they already have the C1 or C1E driving license. However, they must also take part in the further training courses that are mandatory every five years for commercial use.

Is it possible to take the exam for the 'accelerated basic qualification' in a foreign language?

No, according to the statutes of the IHK the examination language for all examinations is German.

What is the minimum age after passing the accelerated basic qualification in commercial passenger transport?

Anyone who has passed the accelerated basic qualification test is entitled to drive in classes D and DE in regular service up to 50 km at the age of 21. From the age of 23, there is no longer a limit. For classes D1 and D1E, on the other hand, the minimum age is only 21 years.

Do drivers who work temporarily as truck drivers for a haulage company have to take part in further training?

Yes, even temporary drivers are required by law to undergo regular training if you are driving commercially, which is definitely the case in this context.

For which vehicles do I need the accelerated basic qualification for my commercial activity?

The accelerated basic qualification is required for vehicles in categories C1, C1E, C, CE, D1, D1E, D and DE.

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