Driving certificate

Driving license categories and codes explained

Driving license categories refer to types of vehicles such as motorcycles, cars and buses. Each category is associated with a code such as D1. There is a list of codes on your driver’s license. It confirms the categories of vehicles you are allowed to drive.

Light vehicles and quads B1 Four-wheeled motor vehicle that weighs up to 400 kg when empty, or 550 kg if designed to carry goods. B If you passed your exam before January 1, 1997, a vehicle and trailer combination up to 8,250 kg maximum authorized mass. If you passed your exam from January 1, 1997, a vehicle up to 3,500 kg maximum permissible mass with up to eight passenger seats. you can add a trailer up to 750 kg. You can also tow a heavier trailer. The maximum authorized total mass of the vehicle and the trailer cannot exceed 3,500 kg. motor tricycle with a power greater than 15 kW, if you are 21 years of age or older. B automatic Category B vehicle with automatic transmission BE Vehicle with a maximum authorized mass of 3,500 kg with trailer. The size of the trailer depends on the BE “Valid From” date on the license. If it is before January 19, 2013, you can tow a trailer of any size within the towing limits of your vehicle. From 19 January 2013, a trailer with a maximum authorized mass of 3,500 kg within the towing limits of the vehicle.

Driver’s license codes reveal the requirements you must meet to drive. Examples include wearing glasses, having a modified clutch or a modified brake system.

Coded Condition 01 Seen 02 Hearing or communication aid ten Modified transmission 15 Modified clutch 20 Modified braking system 25 Modified throttle system 30 If your license was issued before November 28, 2016, a combined braking and acceleration system 31 Pedal adaptations and pedal protectors 32 Combined service brake and accelerator systems 33 Combined service brake, throttle and steering systems 35 Modified Control Provisions 40 Changed direction 42 Modified mirror(s) 43 Modified driver’s seat 44 (1) Single-action brake (motorcycle) 44 (2) Adapted front wheel brake (motorcycle) 44 (3) Adapted rear wheel brake (motorcycle) 44 (4) Adapted accelerator (motorcycle) 44 (5) Adjusted manual transmission and manual clutch (motorcycle) 44 (6) Adjusted mirror (motorcycle) 44 (7) Adjusted controls such as turn signals (motorcycle) 44 (8) Seat height allowing the driver, in a seated position, to have both feet on the ground at the same time and to balance both the motorcycle when stationary and standing (motorcycle) 44 (11) Adapted footrest (motorcycle) 44 (12) Adapted handle (motorcycle) 45 Motorcycles only with sidecar 46 Tricycles only, if your license was issued before June 29, 2014 70 License exchange 71 Duplicate license 78 Reserved for vehicles with automatic transmission 79 Reserved for vehicles complying with the specifications indicated in brackets on your license 79 (2) Reserved for category AM vehicles of the 3-wheel type or light quadricycle 79 (3) Restricted vehicles 96 Authorized to drive a vehicle and a trailer when the trailer weighs at least 750 kg and the combined weight of the vehicle and the trailer is between 3,500 kg and 4,250 kg 97 Prohibited from driving category C1 vehicles which must be equipped with a tachograph 101 Not for hire or reward (i.e., not for profit) 102 Drawbar trailers only 103 Subject to certificate of competence 105 Vehicle not exceeding 5.5 meters in length 106 Reserved for vehicles with automatic transmission 107 Not more than 8,250 kilograms 108 Subject to minimum age requirements 110 Limited to the transport of people with reduced mobility 111 Limited to 16 passenger seats 113 Limited to 16 passenger seats except for automatics 114 With all special controls required for safe driving 115 organ donor 118 The start date corresponds to the oldest right 119 Vehicle weight limit does not apply 121 Limited to conditions specified in notice of Secretary of State 122 Valid upon successful completion: Basic moped training course. This does not apply to trial electric scooters 125 Tricycles only, if your license was issued before June 29, 2014