motorcycles with a displacement not exceeding 125 cc; and a maximum engine power of 11 kW.
Category A1 (subcategory)
15 years: motorcycles with a cubic capacity of no more than 50 cm³ and a maximum engine power of 4 kW and a maximum speed of 45 km/h
16 years: Other motorcycles in subcategory A1 (motorcycles with a cylinder capacity not exceeding 125 cm³ and an engine power not exceeding 11 kW)
Emergency Response Course
must not be older than 24 months for each application for a learner driving license and must be completed by a Swiss optician/doctor.
Traffic medical examination
- First-time study of over 65-year-old or physically disabled applicants for a learner’s permit
- if there are any doubts about your fitness to drive
are only admitted to traffic on the basis of an aptitude report from a neurologist or a doctor specializing in epilepsy.
basic theory exam
except inh. Cat. B or B1
Additional theory test
excluding inh. cat. B or subcategory B1
Practical Basic Training (PGS)
12 hours; is valid indefinitely after completion.
Validity of the learner’s permit
4 months, is extended by 12 months after successfully completing basic training
Exception: holders of driving license category B, B1. The validity of the learner’s permit ends after 4 months.
- Learner’s license required
- no accompanying person required
- Accompanying person only allowed as holder of the corresponding category
The following practical tests are necessary:
- maneuver check
- Practical exam
Excluded are holders of cat. B, B1. Here, category A1 is entered without an exam after completing the PGS.