Take the dangerous goods driver exam

Service Description

Dangerous goods can only be transported by road under certain conditions. The transport of dangerous goods is regulated by the Dangerous Goods Ordinance for Road, Rail and Inland Navigation (GGVSEB) and the European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (abbreviation ADR, French for Accord européen relatif au transport international des marchandises dangereuses par route).

The driver of the vehicle must be in possession of an ADR certificate (ADR card). The examination is conducted by the Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK) and is taken in writing. A prerequisite for the examination is the complete participation in a training course recognized by the IHK.

To do this, you must first attend a training course at a recognized course organizer. You must then pass an examination at the local Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK).

The examination for dangerous goods drivers is usually held by the locally responsible IHK at the training organizer's premises following the relevant training. The training courses and thus also the examinations are divided into basic course, advanced course tank, advanced course class 1, advanced course class 7 and refresher training. Each training course ends with an examination.

The duration of the examination is for:

  • Initial training
    • Basic course 45 minutes
    • Advanced tank course 45 minutes
    • Advanced course class 1 30 minutes
    • Advanced course class 7 30 minutes
    • Refresher training 30 minutes

Admission to the examination for an advanced course can only be granted if the participant has previously passed the examination for the basic course. The ADR certificate (ADR card) has a validity of 5 years related to the date of examination in the basic course. ADR certificates (ADR Card) are extended by 5 years from the old validity if the training course with examination was successfully completed within one year before the expiry of the ADR certificate (ADR Card). The extension then takes place from the expiration date.

If the advanced training is before this date, then the new validity is calculated from the date of the advanced training examination. The advanced training course with examination must necessarily take place within the period of validity of the ADR certificate (ADR card), because otherwise initial training and examination must be completed again.

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Thüringen (Linie6PLus)

Competent Authority

Industrie- und Handelskammer Ostthüringen (IHK Gera)

Gaswerkstraße 23
07546 Gera
Remark: Head office

Postal address
Post office box 3062
07490 Gera
+49 365 8553-0
Opening times

Monday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Friday 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Transport connection
Linie 3
Parking spaces
Handicapped Parking Place
Number: 2
Fees: no

Parking Place
ausreichend vorhanden
Fees: no

Building access