Additional ID for journeys according to the Chauffeur Licensing Ordinance.
Additional ID for journeys according to the Chauffeur Licensing Ordinance
The European Union has issued a directive that requires drivers in passenger and freight transport to acquire a certificate of ability.
On June 15, 2007, the Federal Council decided to incorporate this directive into Swiss law.
It therefore passed the ordinance on the approval of drivers for passenger and goods transport on the road, the Chauffeur Licensing Ordinance (CZV).
If you want to carry out journeys in categories C, C1, D, D1 that do not fall under the exceptions of the CZV (Article 3, see below), you also need the certificate of competence for the transport of people or the certificate of competence for the transport of goods.
Written theory test CZV:
The written theory test CZV can only be taken after the normal additional theory test at the road traffic office in your place of residence. Contact your driving school to prepare.
Oral theory test CZV and general practical part (practical test) CZV:
After passing the driver’s test, you complete the above-mentioned CZV tests at an ASTAG test center.
After passing the CZV test, the certificate of competence is ordered by the test center. All other drivers must order the certificate of competence themselves.
Art. 3 CZV: No certificate of ability is required for:
- private journeys, vehicles with a maximum permissible speed of up to 45 km/h
- Military, police, fire brigade, customs administration, civil protection
- Test drives or transfer drives, emergencies or rescue measures
- Learning, practice or test drives
- the transport of material or equipment for the exercise of a profession, provided that driving the vehicle takes up no more than half of the working time on average in a week
- the internal traffic
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