Driving license: supervised driving (road trades)

Verified 14 January 2023 - Directorate for Legal and Administrative Information (Prime Minister)

To whom is the supervised conduct addressed? What are the conditions to be met? What categories of vehicles can be driven? Who can be an escort? We tell you what you need to know about driving and how to apply for a driving license.

The framed driving is to be distinguished from the other 2 driving formulas accompanied by: Early Learning to Drive (AAFC) from 15 years of age, and supervised driving from the age of 18.

The supervised driving is aimed at:

  • Pupils drivers, apprentice drivers and trainees in vocational training, aged from 16 years or older, and preparing a professional diploma issued by the ministry of national education. For example, BEP or Road Driver CAP.
  • To apprentice drivers and trainees in vocational training, aged from 18 years or older, and preparing a professional title issued by the Ministry of Labor.

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You are preparing a professional diploma from the Ministry of National Education

You must:

  • To have obtained a certificate for access to supervised driving the school manager certifying that you have validated driving license examination tests (code + conduct) required by your training
    You can download the order of 5 january 2023 which contains the model attestation (annex 1).
  • Prior to the period of supervised driving, to have participated, with your accompanying person, to a educational meeting organized by the driving instructor

You are preparing a professional title from the Ministry of Labor

You must:

  • To have obtained a certificate for access to supervised drivingthe school manager certifying that you have validated driving license examination tests (code + conduct) required by your training
    You can download the order of 5 january 2023 which contains the model attestation 'annex 1).
  • Before the driving period, have participated, with your escort, in a educational meeting organized by the teacher in charge of driving education

The supervised driving shall apply to vehicles of the categories B, C1, C1E, C, EC, D1, D1E, D, and FROM driver's license.

Warning  

you can practice framed driving on a vehicle of the categories C1, C1E, C, CE, D1, D1E, D, DE driving licenses only during periods of vocational training or alternating in company. For a vehicle of the category D, framed driving is practiced without passengers present.

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You are driving with a Class B vehicle

The accompanying person must meet all of the following conditions:

  • Have the B-permit since 5 years or more
  • Have the agreement of his insurance for driving the vehicle(s) used during accompanied driving.
    One extension of warranty may be necessary depending on your contract.
  • Not having had cancelation period or invalidation of the permit in the previous 5 years

It is possible to have several accompanying persons, inside or outside the family setting.

You are driving with a C1, C1E, C, CE, D1, D1E, D, DE

The accompanying person must meet all of the following conditions:

  • Being a road driving professional
  • Have had the driving license of the category of vehicle concerned since 5 years or more. The permit must be valid.
  • Have the qualification card of driver valid of the category of vehicle concerned
  • Have the agreement of his insurance for driving the vehicle(s) used during accompanied driving.
    One extension of warranty may be necessary depending on your contract.
  • Not having had cancelation period or invalidation of the permit in the previous 5 years

You must follow the following rules during supervised driving:

  • Drive in France. Movement abroad is prohibited.
  • Driving on the road and motorway network
  • Drive a light vehicle (PTAC: titleContent not exceeding 3,5 tons) or heavy duty unit (PTAC: titleContent greater than 3.5 tons), depending on the license category obtained
  • The guide must be seated at the front the vehicle next to the student driver, apprentice or trainee (or nearest, for a category D vehicle without another front seat)
  • Participate in at least 1 educational appointment
  • Respect specific speed limits
Tableau - Speed Limitations

Track Type

Maximum Speed

Motorway section where speed is limited to 130 km/h

110 km/h

Other section of motorway

100 km/h

Road with 2 carriageways separated by a median

100 km/h

Agglomeration

50 km/h

Other road

80 km/h

Warning  

The supervised driving phase can only start with the insurer's prior written consent to the extension of the guarantee.

In the case of control by law enforcement authorities, the following supporting documents shall be submitted:

  • Certificate for admission to supervised driving
  • Insurer's agreement

You must keep these documents in the vehicle while driving.

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Category B vehicle

To identify the vehicle as a learning vehicle, you must place a distinguishing sign self-adhesive or magnetized at the rear left (and on the trailer if necessary).

Vehicle of categories C1, C1E, C, CE, D1, D1E, D, DE

To identify the vehicle as a learning vehicle, you must place, front and rear vehicle, panels or inscriptions of size 100 × 30 centimeters.

The framed pipe ends with the issue of driving licenses.

However, it ends before you stop your vocational training.

You can apply for your driving license online on the website of theANTS: titleContent from the age of 18.

The application is made online on the ANTS website.

The online service can be accessed through FranceConnect  or with your IDS ID, in French only.

If you do not have ANTS credentials, it is proposed to create an account to have a personal space on the ANTS website.

You need the following documents in digital format:

Online application for a driving license after validation of a diploma or professional qualification

You can follow online the manufacture and sending of your driving license.

The online service is accessible via FranceConnect or with your credentials ANTS: titleContent , in French only.

If you do not have ANTS credentials, it is proposed to create an account to have a personal space on the ANTS website.

Once connected to your space ANTS: titleContent, you view your request in the dashboard.

Track the progress of your driving license application

Please note

if it's your 1er driver's license, this is a probationary permit. You need to put the "A" sign in the back of your vehicle.

Online application for a driving license after validation of a diploma or professional qualification

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