Candidates with special needs

If you for some reason are in need of special assistance in connection with your practical driving test you must apply in writing to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office (trafikkstasjon) in good time before the test.

If the candidate does not understand Norwegian, the candidate and examiner may communicate in a language both know well. If case of major language problems, an approved interpreter may be used. The candidate must cover the costs of an interpreter beyond what is covered by public service interpretation.

For the practical driving test in Categories C1, C1E, C, CE, D1, D1E, D or DE, you must take the test in Norwegian.

Health

In the driving licence application form you will find a number of questions regarding your eyesight and health. If you are applying for a driving licence in a light category (AM145, AM146, AM147, S, T, A1, A2, A, B1, B, B96 or BE) and answer “Yes” to questions 1 or 2, an eyesight certificate from an optometrist or an eye specialist is required. If you answer “Yes” to questions 3-17, a health certificate from a doctor is required.

If you are applying for driving licence in a heavy category (C1, C1E, C, CE, D1, D1E, D or DE) or a Certificate of Professional Competence for Drivers of Emergency Vehicles, a health certificate from a doctor is always required.

Good conduct

When you have applied for a driving licence, your application is automatically sent to the police for a check of your conduct history/criminal record. Conduct is checked automatically, with regular intervals, for up to 3 years from the date when your application was registered. Should you require a new check of conduct after this date, you need to contact the Norwegian Public Roads Administration. You can see if your conduct has been approved under “Your applications” on Your page. No more than 6 months may have passed from the last check of your conduct to the date when you take the test.

Proof of identity

Before the driving test begins, you need to produce valid proof of identity showing your name, Norwegian national ID number (11 digits) and photo; for example passports, bank card with a photograph or a postal service ID card issued after 1 April 2003. If you are unable to produce valid proof of identity, you will not be allowed to take the test.

Vehicle for the practical driving test

The vehicle for the driving test should be specifically authorised. If you book your practical driving test yourself, remember to notify your driving school or car rental firm to ensure that they provide the vehicle at the right time.