Driving schools, driving instructors, driving school, traffic theory, first aid course, Road Traffic Office in Zurich, Berne, Basel, Lucerne, Aargau

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The path to the Scooter driver’s license (Cat. A1)

First Aid course

You are attending the first aid course. This education lasts for about 10 hours. The first aid certificate is valid for 6 years. The course can be completed before age 16.

Select a course provider: Find first aid course

Vision test

You will have to do the vision test at an approved optician, if your last vision test is older than 2 years.
If you already have a license in another category for which you had to take a vision test, then this is still valid today, if it has not been made more than two years ago.

Application form

You will need:
- a color passport photo
- the vision test
- copie of your ID resp. residence permit
» Fill in the application form
Bring the application form personally to the Road Traffic Office or to the population department. Don’t forget the first aid card, Swiss identity card or residence permit. The application may be done within one month prior to the 16th Birthday.

Theory exam

When you're ready, you can sign up online for the theory test: Book a date

Learner’s permit

You will receive your learner's permit by mail.

The learner's permit is valid for 4 months and is extended for another 12 months when the motorcycle basic course is completed.

Motorcycle basic course

You complete within 4 months the basic course (8 hours) at a motorcycle driving school Thereafter the learner's permit is extended for another 12 months

Find a motorcycle driving school

Traffic theory

You will complete the Traffic Theory course in a driving school: Driving schools with Traffic Theory courses

It is recommended to visit the traffic theory course parallel to the driving lessons and not to complete the course before the first driving lesson. You can register for the course e.g. after 5 hours of driving lessons.

Find driving theory

Practical exam

Register online for the practical exam: book a date

If you do not want to pass the practical exam in your canton of residence, you can submit a request to pass the driving test in another canton at the road traffic office of your canton of residence.

Example:
You are resident in the canton of Grisons, but live during the week in the canton of Bern. If you want to pass the practical exam in the canton of Bern, you place the request at the Road Traffic Office of the Canton of Grisons.

Driver’s license

After having passed the exam you get your driver's license by mail.

The path to the motorcycle driver’s license (Cat. A under 25kW)

First Aid course

You are attending the first aid course. This education lasts for about 10 hours. The first aid certificate is valid for 6 years. The course can be completed before age 16.

Select a course provider: Find first aid course

Vision test

You will have to do the vision test at an approved optician, if your last vision test is older than 2 years.
If you already have a license in another category for which you had to take a vision test, then this is still valid today, if it has not been made more than two years ago.

Application form

You will need:
- a color passport photo
- the vision test
- copie of your ID resp. residence permit
» Fill in the application form
Bring the application form personally to the Road Traffic Office or to the population department. Don’t forget the first aid card, Swiss identity card or residence permit. The application may be done within one month prior to the 18th Birthday.

Theory exam

When you're ready, you can sign up online for the theory test: Book a date

Learner’s permit

You will receive your learner's permit by mail.

The learner's permit is valid for 4 months and is extended for another 12 months when the motorcycle basic course is completed.

Motorcycle basic course

You complete within 4 months the basic course (12 hours) at a motorcycle driving school Thereafter the learner's permit is extended for another 12 months

Find a motorcycle driving school

Traffic theory

You will complete the Traffic Theory course in a driving school: Driving schools with Traffic Theory courses

It is recommended to visit the traffic theory course parallel to the driving lessons and not to complete the course before the first driving lesson. You can register for the course e.g. after 5 hours of driving lessons.

Find driving theory

Driving lessons

The Swiss Driving Instructors provides over 5000 offers for driving lessons. You can easily compare the different offers: First impression of the instructor, offers, prices and reviews.

For your education individual driving lessons are not mandatory. Nevertheless, it may be worth to visit individual driving lessons and to improve the handling of the vehicle and the traffic.

Find driving instructor

Practical exam

Register online for the practical exam: book a date

If you do not want to pass the practical exam in your canton of residence, you can submit a request to pass the driving test in another canton at the road traffic office of your canton of residence.

Example:
You are resident in the canton of Grisons, but live during the week in the canton of Bern. If you want to pass the practical exam in the canton of Bern, you place the request at the Road Traffic Office of the Canton of Grisons.

Driver’s license

You get your driver's license after passing the exam by mail. You can have removed the restriction to 25kw after two years of uncomplaining driving experience.

WAB 1

After having passed the practical exam you will have to complete the WAB1 course during the next 6 months.

WAB course providers

If you have entered your mobile number we will remind you 4 weeks before the deadline by SMS in addition to an e-mail.

WAB 2

After having passed the practical exam you will have to complete the WAB2 course during the next 3 years.

WAB course providers

If you have entered your mobile number we will remind you 4 weeks before the deadline by SMS in addition to an e-mail.

License exchange

Apply for the permanent driver’s license at the Road Traffic Office within one month prior to the expiration date of the driver's license on probation. You will get the application form WAB course provider.

The path to the motorcycle driver’s license (Cat. A over 25kW)

First Aid course

You are attending the first aid course. This education lasts for about 10 hours. The first aid certificate is valid for 6 years. The course can be completed before age 16.

Select a course provider: Find first aid course

Vision test

You will have to do the vision test at an approved optician, if your last vision test is older than 2 years.
If you already have a license in another category for which you had to take a vision test, then this is still valid today, if it has not been made more than two years ago.

Application form

You will need:
- a color passport photo
- the vision test
- copie of your ID resp. residence permit
» Fill in the application form
Bring the application form personally to the Road Traffic Office or to the population department. Don’t forget the first aid card, Swiss identity card or residence permit. The application may be done within one month prior to the 25th Birthday.

Theory exam

When you're ready, you can sign up online for the theory test: Book a date

Learner’s permit

You will receive your learner's permit by mail.

The learner's permit is valid for 4 months and is extended for another 12 months when the motorcycle basic course is completed.

Motorcycle basic course

You complete within 4 months the basic course (12 hours) at a motorcycle driving school Thereafter the learner's permit is extended for another 12 months

Find a motorcycle driving school

Traffic theory

You will complete the Traffic Theory course in a driving school: Driving schools with Traffic Theory courses

It is recommended to visit the traffic theory course parallel to the driving lessons and not to complete the course before the first driving lesson. You can register for the course e.g. after 5 hours of driving lessons.

Find driving theory

Driving lessons

The Swiss Driving Instructors provides over 5000 offers for driving lessons. You can easily compare the different offers: First impression of the instructor, offers, prices and reviews.

For your education individual driving lessons are not mandatory. Nevertheless, it may be worth to visit individual driving lessons and to improve the handling of the vehicle and the traffic.

Find driving instructor

Practical exam

Register online for the practical exam: book a date

If you do not want to pass the practical exam in your canton of residence, you can submit a request to pass the driving test in another canton at the road traffic office of your canton of residence.

Example:
You are resident in the canton of Grisons, but live during the week in the canton of Bern. If you want to pass the practical exam in the canton of Bern, you place the request at the Road Traffic Office of the Canton of Grisons.

Driver’s license

After having passed the exam you get your driver's license by mail.

WAB 1

After having passed the practical exam you will have to complete the WAB1 course during the next 6 months.

WAB course providers

If you have entered your mobile number we will remind you 4 weeks before the deadline by SMS in addition to an e-mail.

WAB 2

After having passed the practical exam you will have to complete the WAB2 course during the next 3 years.

WAB course providers

If you have entered your mobile number we will remind you 4 weeks before the deadline by SMS in addition to an e-mail.

License exchange

Apply for the permanent driver’s license at the Road Traffic Office within one month prior to the expiration date of the driver's license on probation. You will get the application form WAB course provider.