A driving instruction permit for instructing driving a passenger car, moped, light quadricycle or motorcycle can be granted to a person who is at least 25 years old and has held a driving licence corresponding to the instructed driving licence category for at least five years. For further information see point: Conditions for granting a driving instruction permit per driving licence category.
Applicant's criminal history is always checked when granting a driving instruction permit and the obtained information may prevent you getting the permit. Under the Act on Driving Licences, a driving licence permit applicant's personal characteristics are considered unsuitable for the instruction task if the person has:
- within five years prior to applying for permit, been found banned from driving as a result of driving while intoxicated, driving while seriously intoxicated, causing a serious traffic hazard or causing a traffic hazard that shows that the offender is apparently heedless of traffic safety
- within the previous year, been subject to a driving ban due to being found guilty of other traffic offences (such as recurrent traffic violations, driving without a licence)
- based on criminal records or information in the register of fines, otherwise indicated with his or her actions that he or she is apparently unsuitable for the instruction task.
The permit is personal and only valid for the persons registered on the permit. If you want to instruct another person or other persons who are not registered on the permit, you must apply for a new, separate driving instruction permit. The number of permits per learner is not restricted.
Up to three driving instruction permits for the purpose of instructing a person that is not a close relative can be issued in the space of three (3) years. The number of permits is not, however, restricted if the instructor is the parent, legal guardian, grandparent, sibling, child or grandchild of the learner. Traficom will verify family connections in the Population Information System.