The German professional driver qualification (BKrQG) came into effect on 1 October 2006 in Germany. This driver qualification, as well as the associated ordinance (BKrFQV), regulates the training and further qualification of truck and bus drivers. This legislation stipulates regular further training courses for bus drivers.
FAQs German professional driver qualification (BKrQG)
Who is this training for?
For all bus drivers from driving licence category D1 (buses with more than 8 passenger seats) who are operating commercially.
What is the scope of the training?
35 hours within 5 years.
Can the training be spread out?
Yes. However, it must be noted that each training session must last at least 7 hours. This means that one day of training will be completed each year on average.
What further training opportunities are provided by EvoBus GmbH for its bus drivers?
In addition to several other training operations, EvoBus is also recognised as a training facility. We can provide you with the entire spectrum of further training, often held at your premises:
ExpertHandling Training (safer and efficient handling of your vehicle)
SafetyTraining (at driving safety centres or large open spaces in your vicinity)
Regulations and digital control devices
EcoTraining (always at your premises, with your vehicles)
CommunicationTraining: behaviour and approach toward passengers (in collaboration with experienced behavioural trainers)
EmergencyTraining: behaviour in emergencies involving breakdowns, collisions, fire (with evacuation and fire extinguishing exercises)
Behaviour towards persons with restricted mobility, first aid
Fitness, Nutrition, First Aid
Completion of the 5 training blocks, each with 7 hours of training, meets the requirements of the new professional driver qualification legislation. Furthermore, our Premium Training courses and the TechnicalTraining provide you with in-depth theoretical and practical knowledge.
Why do you recommend combining the prescribed theory with driving practice?
The new driver qualification (BKrFQG) deliberately includes practical content in addition to the theoretical specialised training. In our training, theory and practice are closely combined in order to effectively link the theoretical knowledge with the personal driving experience on site. Here, we are striving to achieve a sound basis of training that drivers will be quick to utilise when out driving on the roads.