Minimum number of training sessions for the individual categories
Training at a driving school comprises both theory and practical lessons. Each session lasts 50 minutes.
In general,these rules also apply to EU citizens in Austria.
Detailed information about L 17 basic training at a driving school (B licence at 17) and about pre-training and basic training ('L') at driving school (on-road practice) can also be found at oesterreich.gv.at.
The theory lessons comprise a basic module for all licence categories (minimum of 20 sessions), and a category-specific module depending on the chosen category. The content of the category-specific modules is spread across the following minimum number of sessions:
|(Sub-)categories||Number of sessions included in the relevant category-specific module|
|C (extension of C1)||4|
|CE (C1E) or DE (D1E)||6|
|D1 (extension of B)||8|
|D1 (extension of C/C1)||4|
|D (extension of B)||12|
|D (extension of C)||4|
|D (extension of D1)||4|
The practical lessons comprise driving in the local area in heavy traffic (urban driving), driving on express roads (e.g. motorways, highways) as well as night driving. The minimum duration of the practical training is as follows:
|B and BE||In addition to category B, 4 sessions for BE|
|B and C/C1||20 sessions, of which 8 B and 12 C/C1|
|B and C/C1 and CE (C1E)||22 sessions, of which 8 B, 10 C and 4 CE/C1E|
|B and D/D1||20 sessions, of which 8 B and 12 D/D1|
|B and C/C1 and D/D1||26 session, of which 8 B, 10 C/C1 and 8 D/D11|
|B and C/C1 and CE (C1E) and D/D1||28 sessions, of which 8 B, 8 C/C1, 8 D/D1 and 4 CE/C1E|
* Instead of attending core training for category B at a driving school, it is possible to do on-road-practice ('L') instead.
Practical training for categories C/C1 and D/D1 may only be undertaken after completing pre-training and basic training as well as one category B practice drive under special conditions (rural driving). The final training for category B (one night drive and one motorway drive) will only take place once the practical training for categories C/C1 and D/D1 has been fully completed.
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