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Permit B1: heavy quadricycle

Verified 02 mai 2022 - Legal and Administrative Information Directorate (Prime Minister)

Additional cases ? Permit B / BE permit

You wish to drive a heavy motor quadricycle (cart, quad...)? You must have permit B1. To pass the B1 permit, you must have 16 years or older. You can sign up for the exam via a self-study or by yourself on the exam websiteCHILDREN. You must succeed code and practical test driving. One certificate is issued to you in case of success. This certificate permits driving 4 months pending receipt of the permit. The B1 permit has a period of validity of 15 years.

Driving licence B1 permits driving a heavy motor quadricycle (category L7e) cart, quad...

Age

You must have 16 years or more.

Have ASSR or ASR

If you're under 21 and it's the firstmother the class of licence you pass, you must have the 2nd level road safety certificate (ASSR2) or road safety certificate (ASR).

In case of loss or theft of these certificates, you can make a statement on honour [application/pdf - 78.2 KB] .

Citizenship - Nationality

You are French

If you are under the age of 25, you must be in good standing with census obligations.

You are European

If you are a Swiss, Andorran, Monegasque or the European Economic Area (EEA), you must have your personal and/or professional ties for at least 6 months in France.

You are foreigners

You must have lived in France for at least 6 months and have a valid residence permit.

Health

If you have a health problem, you must pass a medical check before applying for a driving licence.

Through a car school

Upon your request, your school will take care of your registration for the permit exam.

However, you must activate the account created on your behalf on theCHILDREN.

You receive an email to activate the account.

One harmonised prefectural registration number (HLN) is assigned to you when registering for the exam.

Your school needs the following documents to register:

  • If you are French and under 25 years of age, copy of the individual certificate of participation in the defence and citizenship day (JDC) or provisional certificate pending at the JDC or individual exemption certificate
  • If you are a foreigner, proof of your regular stay or, if you are exempt from a residence permit, proof of your presence in France for at least 6 months (payroll, rent receipt...)

By yourself

You can choose to register for the permit yourself.

You must create an account on theCHILDREN and get your IDs.

One harmonised prefectural registration number (HLN) is assigned to you when registering for the exam.

Driver's licence: online request for a NEPH number

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To register online, you need the following documents in a scanned version:

  • If you are French and under 25 years of age, copy of the individual certificate of participation in the defence and citizenship day (JDC) or provisional certificate pending at the JDC or individual exemption certificate
  • If you are a foreigner, proof of your regular stay or, if you are exempt from a residence permit, proof of your presence in France for at least 6 months (payroll, rent receipt...)

You pass the code (ETG) via a school car or as a free candidate.

To be exempted from the code, at least one of the following conditions :

  • Have obtained a favourable result for the theoretical test (code) for a maximum of 5 years
  • Have a licence category for 5 years or less, except AM category
  • Have a French driving licence obtained by exchange (code 70) for 5 years or less
    Code 70 must be followed by the following letters: DE (Germany), AT (Austria), BE (Belgium), BG (Bulgaria), CY (Cyprus), HR (Croatia), DK (Denmark), ES (Spain), EE (Estonia), FI (Finland), GR (Greece), HU (Hungary), IE (Ireland), IT (Italy), LV (Latvia), LT (Lithuania), LU (Luxembourg), MT (Malta), NL (Country) Netherlands), PL (Poland), PT (Portugal), CZ (Czech Republic), RO (Romania), SK (Slovakia), SI (Slovenia), SE (Sweden), IS (Iceland), LI (Liechtenstein), NO (Norway).

Code waiver may be granted if you present any of the following:

  • Valid driving licence
  • Certificate of temporary examination of the valid driver's licence, paper or dematerialised (4 months maximum)

  Warning : From 2021, categories A1 or A2 no longer allow a code waiver (general theoretical test or GSS).

Training

Auto-school must offer you a standard contract for the teaching of driving .

This contract shall specify in particular programme and course of training, price training and administrative services, obligations of each means of payment.

Review

One view test can be achieved.

In the event of an inconclusive test, the examiner shall inform the local driving licence examination department: DDT, DDTM (road education office) or prefecture.

You must then make an appointment to pass a medical check with a licenced physician.

The practical test assesses the following :

  • Compliance with the rules of the road
  • Vehicle knowledge and ability to detect the most important technical defects
  • Control control and vehicle handling
  • Ability to ensure its own safety and that of other users on any type of road
  • Ability to perceive and anticipate traffic hazards and to act appropriately
  • Knowledge of basic first aid concepts
  • Degree of autonomy in the realisation of a journey
  • Ability to drive while respecting the environment and adopting a courteous and considerate behaviour towards other users

Practical test 32 minutes.

The practical test shall include the following :

  • Driving phase of at least 25 minutes
  • Performing 2 different manoeuvres (one stop braking and one reverse manoeuvre)
  • Verification of a technical component inside or outside the vehicle (this test is discontinued until 30 June 2022)
  • Road safety issue
  • Question about basic first aid

To be received, you must 20 points or more and do not make any eliminatory errors.

For example, crossing a continuous line, driving on the left, not respecting a signal that requires stopping.

  Please note : registration on  RdvPermit allows book online his appointment for practical examination driver's licence in the following departments :

Ain (01), Allier (03), Alpes-de-Haute-Provence (04), Hautes-Alpes (05), Alpes-Maritimes (06), Ardèche (07), Ariège (09), Aude (11), Aveyron (12), Bouches-du-Rhône (13) , Cantal (15), Charente (16), Charente-Maritime (17), Cher (18), Corrèze (19), Côtes-d'Armour (22), Creuse (23), Dordogne (24), Drôme (26), Finistère (29), Gard (30), Haute-Garonne (31), Gers (32), Gironde (33), Hérault (34), Ille-et-Vilaine (35), Indre (36), Indre-et-Loire (37), Isère (38), Landes (40), Loir-et-Cher (41), Loire Poire (42), Haute-Loire (43), Loire-Atlantique (44), Lot (46), Lot-et-Garonne (47), Lozère (48), Maine-et-Loire (49), Mayenne (53), Morbihan (56), Puy-de-Dôme (63), Pyrénées-Atlantiques (64), Hautes-Pyrénées (65), Pyrénées-Orientales (66), Rhône (69), Sarthe (72), Savoie (73), Haute-Savoie (74), Deux-Sèvres (79), Tarn (81), Tarn-et-Garonne (82), Var (83), Vaucluse (84), Vendée (85), Vienna (86), Haute-Vienne (87).

After the practical test, the inspector does not communicate the result orally to you.

You view online results on the Road Safety website 48 hours after the exam.

If the result is favourable, download your driving licence examination certificate.

This certificate, together with an identity document, serves as a driving licence for 4 months from the day of the examination.

In case of control of the police, you can present CEPC paper version or directly on a smartphone or tablet.

The CEPC does not lead to foreigner.

  FYI : if you fail a driving test, you cannot take the next test before 2 days (date to date).

To obtain your B1 licence, the process is different depending on whether it is your 1mother obtaining a driving licence or adding a category.

1st Permit

Ask your school whether it is taking care of your driving licence or whether it is up to you.

If you make the request yourself, it is done online on the website of theCHILDREN.

The online service is accessible with FranceConnect or with your ANTS IDs, in French only.

If you don't have an ANTS ID, you can create an account to have a personal space on the ANTS website.

You need the following scanned documents:

  • If you are French and under 25 years of age, copy of the individual certificate of participation in the defence and citizenship day (JDC) or provisional certificate pending at the JDC or individual exemption certificate
  • If you are a foreigner, proof of your regular stay or, if you are exempt from a residence permit, proof of your presence in France for at least 6 months (payroll, rent receipt...)

Steps to follow :

1/ Sign in or create an account CHILDREN

2/ Click on "New request"

3/ Choose the reason for your application "I request the production of a driving licence"

3/ Complete the entries and add the requested supporting documents

4/ Confirm approach

Online application for a driving licence following passing an examination

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You follow the production and sending of your driving licence online.

Once connected to your space CHILDREN, you view your request in the dashboard.

Driver's licence: follow the progress of his driving application

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Accessible with FranceConnect or with your IDs.

Shipping driver's licenceExpert Letter.

This is a secure shipment, with hand-over against signature.

  • The address you specify during the online procedure must be as complete as possible
    (building number, flat number, mailbox number, floor, corridor, staircase, "resident",...)
  • Your mailbox must include the first and last name of the person receiving the mail.

If you are absent when the postman passes, you must go to the Post Office in the 15 days with your notice of passage or with the number of the Expert Letter.

If you couldn't get to the Post Office within 15 days, you don't have to do anything.

Your permit will be sent to you.

In other cases, contactCHILDREN via the contact form:

Who shall I contact

  Please note : if it's your 1to driver's licence trial permit. You must sign "A" on the back of your vehicle

Adding Category B1 to your licence

If you already have a driver's licence, you must add category B1 on your licence.

The validity of a driving licence (driving licence) format credit card is 15 years.

At the end of this period, renewal is a simple administrative process: there is no driving test or medical check.

However, the period of validity of the title may be reduced for health reasons.

The effective date of the title front, line 4b.

The date of validity should not be confused with the validity of your licence categories.

Thus, even if your licence is valid for only 15 years, your licence category remains valid for life (except individual restrictions).

The dates on which the categories licences shall be back permit columns 10 and 11.