Category B entitles you to drive a passenger car with or without a trailer, among other things.

You must be at least 18 years old to get a Category B driving licence.  

Information about a vehicle or trailer, such as its maximum authorised mass, can be found in the Vehicle Registration Certificate.

Passenger car

You can drive a passenger car that has a maximum authorised mass of up to 3,500 kg. It can be approved for no more than 8 passengers in addition to the driver.

Passenger car with trailer

You can tow a trailer behind a passenger car when the maximum authorised mass of the trailer is no more than 750 kg.

You can tow a heavier trailer if the combined maximum authorised mass of the car and trailer is no more than 3,500 kg.

The weight of the trailer must be within what the car is allowed to tow.

With code 96 – higher combined MAM for passenger car and trailer

If you have code 96 in your driving licence, the combined maximum authorised mass of the car and trailer can be up to 4,250 kg.

If you want to tow a heavier trailer (up to 3,500 kg) than what is possible with Category B or Category B with code 96, you need to get Category BE.

Moped

You can drive any type of moped with two, three or four wheels.

In your driving licence, this is marked as Category AM.

Four-wheeled motorcycle

You can drive a motorcycle with four wheels.

In Norway, you can tow a trailer of up to 750 kg if

  • the motorcycle has a cylinder capacity of more than 125 cm3
  • the motorcycle’s Vehicle Registration Certificate says that it can tow a trailer

Snowmobile

With a Category B licence acquired before 1 July 2006

You can drive a snowmobile with or without a trailer sledge.

In your driving licence, this is marked as Category S.

The driving entitlement for snowmobiles is only valid in Norway and Sweden.

ATV

You can drive an ATV that is registered as a four-wheeled motorcycle. The same rules then apply as for four-wheeled motorcycles.

Three-wheeled motorcycle

With a Category B licence acquired before 19 January 2013

You can drive a motorcycle with three wheels.

Tractor

You can drive a tractor that has a maximum authorised mass of up to 3,500 kg.

If you tow a trailer, the tractor must have a maximum speed capacity of no more than 40 km/h.

The driving entitlement for tractors is only valid in Norway.

With a Category B or T licence acquired before 1 January 2005

You can drive a tractor with or without a trailer. There are no limitations in terms of weight or speed capacity.

In your driving licence, this is marked with code T 142.

Motorised equipment

You can drive motorised equipment with a maximum authorised mass of up to 3,500 kg. Examples of motorised equipment (Lovdata) include forklifts and wheel loaders.

If you tow a trailer, the motorised equipment must have a maximum speed capacity of no more than 40 km/h.

The driving entitlement for motorised equipment is only valid in Norway.

With a Category B licence acquired before 1 January 2005

You can drive motorised equipment with a maximum authorised mass of up to 7,500 kg.

You can drive motorised equipment with a maximum authorised mass of more than 7,500 kg if it has a maximum speed capacity of no more than 50 km/h.

In your driving licence, this is marked with code 152.

Closed snowmobile with or without a trailer sledge

You can drive a closed snowmobile (“beltebil”) with or without a trailer sledge

Would you like to get a driving licence for other categories?

You can upgrade your driving licence with additional categories.

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