Before you can complete training for CPC, you need to

You need to submit a health certificate to the course organiser or one of the NPRA’s Driver and Vehicle Licensing Offices (trafikkstasjoner). A health certificate can be obtained from a doctor. In some cases, you will also need to submit an eyesight certificate from an optometrist or ophthalmologist (eye specialist).

Training

You need to complete mandatory training for emergency vehicle driving, and to pass both a theory test and a practical driving test. The training must be provided by an approved course organiser. View the list of approved course organisers (PDF).

Theory test

You can take the theory test for emergency vehicle driving after you have completed the training up to and including Step 3. The course organiser must have reported your training to the NPRA, and your health certificate must have been submitted. You need to book an appointment for the theory test. You take the test at a Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office. When you present yourself for the test, you will have to show valid proof of identity and pay the fee for the test

Practical driving test

You can take the practical driving test for emergency vehicle driving when you have taken the theory test and completed all mandatory training. The course organiser must also have reported your training to the NPRA. It is the course organiser who books the practical driving test for you. When you present yourself for the test, you will have to show valid proof of identity and pay the fee for the test.

You must pass the theory test no later than three months after you pass the practical driving test. 

When you have completed your training and passed the tests you will be issued with a new driving licence carrying the national code 160.

Renewal

Up to one year after your CPC expired, you can renew it at a Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office. To renew it, you need to book an appointment and bring the following:

A health certificate can be obtained from a doctor. In some cases, you will also need to submit an eyesight certificate from an optometrist or ophthalmologist (eye specialist).

Do you wish to renew a CPC that expired more than a year ago?

In addition to handing in the documentation mentioned above at a Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office, you need to do the following:

  • If your CPC expired between one and three years ago, you will have to take a new driving test.
  • If your CPC expired more than three years ago, you need to undergo training with an approved course organizer (PDF) and take a new driving test.

You cannot renew your CPC for Drivers of Emergency Vehicles when you have reached the age of 70. 

Emergency driving qualifications from another EEA country

You can also obtain a CPC for Drivers of Emergency Vehicles, and have code 160 entered in your driving licence, if you have acquired similar qualifications in another EEA State or Switzerland through training and professional experience. Learn more about applying for approval .