A driver's licence is required to drive on public roads.
You need an AM licence for the following vehicles:
- mopeds whose maximum speed is above 25 km/h
- Light quadricycles
- Speed pedelec
You can obtain this licence:
- by first passing a theory test after learning by yourself or with a driving school
- by taking driving training for at least four hours in a driving school
- at the end of this training, you can then register for the practical driving test on land isolated from traffic
Please note! The issuing of the first credit card-type driver's licences by some pilot municipalities began in July 2010 and spread to all other municipalities starting in 2013. These credit card-type driving licences have an administrative validity of ten years, therefore the first driving licenses must now be renewed. It is the duty of every licence-holder to respect the administrative expiry date of their driver's licence and apply to renew it on time.
To best prepare yourself for the theory test part of your driving licence, you can choose to do your own training or take a minimum of six hours of theory training in an approved driving school.
Benefits of driving school training:
- provided by a certified instructor up to date with the latest regulations in force
- full training on the subjects covered in the test
- possibility of practising with a multiple-choice question programme (like in the test) on the computers available in the driving schools
- didactic learning and visual presentations
- issuing of a teaching certificate
You can take the theory test from the age of 15 years and 9 months
It costs €15.
The theory test is in the form of an audiovisual test in French or Dutch on a computer. It comprises 40 multiple choice questions.
To pass, you must score at least 33 points out of 40
Special theory test sessions:
By appointment only
- Candidates who do not speak Dutch or French can take the test with the assistance of a sworn German or English interpreter appointed by the test centre. The interpreter is paid by the candidate.
- Candidates with a hearing impairment can take the test with the assistance of a sworn sign language interpreter appointed by the test centre. The interpreter is paid by the candidate.
- Candidates whose mental or intellectual capacities or literacy levels are insufficient may take the test in a special session. To be admitted to a special session, a certificate or declaration from a psycho-medical-social centre, a Public Centre for Social Welfare, a special education institute, an observation and guidance centre or a vocational guidance centre must be presented.
The pass has a validity of three years.
You must take the practical test before the end of the validity of the theory test!
A candidate who is found to be cheating will fail and is excluded from all participation in this test for a period of one year.
Candidates who disrupt the test by their behaviour will fail and be excluded from all participation in the test for a period of six months.
For your practical training, you must take at least four hours' compulsory training with an accredited driving school.
There is no provisional driving licence for this category > You cannot practise on public roads with your own moped.
The practical test
You can take the practical test from the age of 16.
It costs €10.
The content of the test
The test involves driving on land isolated from traffic.
You will be assessed on your knowledge of the location and use of the controls and the performance of four manoeuvres.
- Manoeuvres for two-wheeled mopeds:
- driving slowly between two parallel lines over a distance of 10 m
- emergency braking
- Manoeuvres for mopeds with more than two wheels:
- reversing in a straight line
- doing a U-turn in the street
- forward gear in a garage
- parking between two vehicles