Periodical training


Periodical training covers 35 hours of theory classes divided into:

21 hours of

Mandatory classes for all categories

14 hours of

extra-curricular classes for each of the driving licence categories.


Periodical training - mandatory classes:

  1. Advanced training in reasonable driving, taking into account safety regulations;
  2. Compliance with regulations.
  3. Safety, operation and logistics in terms of health, road traffic and environment.

Periodical training usually takes the form similar to courses on goods transportation.


It is mandatory for training participants to choose two modules from the following:

Road transport safety

Human factor in road transport

Company image, customer service

First aid

Ergonomics for drivers

National road transport

International road transport

Load securing

Safe operation of trucks and buses

Road transport of animals

Road transport carried out by removal companies

Road transport carried out by vehicles equipped with mobile cranes

Road transport of perishable goods

Road transport of wood

Road transport of liquids in a tank truck

Road transport of construction materials - including rules of behaviour on a construction site

Road transport of municipal waste and liquid waste

Restrictions in road transportation

Non-standard vehicle transportation

The training courses take into account specific categories of driving licences and are usually similar to the previous course on goods and persons transportation.

After the periodical training course is completed, a certificate of professional qualifications, which is a document required to transport persons and goods, is issued.


Initial qualification.


Who is the target audience of initial qualification?

The obligation to take part in initial qualification and accelerated initial qualification courses as well as supplementary initial qualification applies to all drivers who have obtained a D category driving licence (for buses) after 10th September 2008 or a C category licence (for trucks) after 10th September 2009 and want to work as professional drivers in transportation of persons or goods.

Depending on the driver’s age and previously taken courses, the interested person is sent to an appropriate type of training in order to prepare them for the national exam, whose completion results in obtaining an appropriate certificate and an appropriate entry to the driving licence.


There are 4 types of courses:

a) initial qualification course

applies to drivers who have obtained a C category driving licence after 10th September 2009 and are 18-21 years old

applies to drivers who have obtained a D category driving licence after 10th September 2009 and are 21-23 years old

b) accelerated initial qualification course

applies to drivers who have obtained a C1 category driving licence 

applies to drivers who have obtained a C category driving licence

applies to drivers who have obtained a D1 category driving licence

applies to drivers who have obtained a D category driving licence

b) supplementary initial qualification course

applies to drivers who have obtained a D or D1 category driving licence after 10th September 2009 and have completed previously an initial qualification course within the program block for driving licence of one of the following categories: C, C+E, C1, C1+E

applies to drivers who have obtained a C or C1 category driving licence after 10th September 2009 and have previously completed an initial qualification course within the module for driving licence of one of the following categories: D, D+E, D1, D1+E

d) supplementary accelerated initial qualification course

applies to drivers who fulfil the requirements set in points a) and c)


Number of course hours

The following table shows the number of hours for each course type:

Course type:

Total number of hours:

Initial qualification.

 

Accelerated initial qualification.

 

Supplementary initial qualification.

 

Supplementary accelerated initial qualification.