Driver's License Training

You need a driving license to drive legally on South African roads. Before applying for a driving license, you must have a learner's license. 

Different Driver's  licenses are issued for the various categories of motor vehicle:

CODE A1

This is for a motor cycle with or without a sidecar and with an engine not exceeding 125 cc. You must be at least 17 years old on the date of the test.

CODE A

This is for a motor cycle with or without a sidecar and with an engine that exceeds 125 cc. You must be 18 years or older to apply.


CODE B

This is for a motor vehicle, including a minibus, bus and goods vehicle, with a gross vehicle mass not exceeding 3 500 kg. You must be 18 years or older to apply.

CODE C1

This is for a motor vehicle, a bus, minibus or goods vehicle with a gross vehicle mass between 3 500 kg and 16 000 kg. You must be 18 years or older to apply.

CODE C

This is for a motor vehicle, a bus or a goods vehicle with a gross vehicle mass exceeding 16 000 kg. 



CODE EB

light motor vehicle that is articulated (light motor vehicle drawing a trailer) with a gross combination mass not exceeding 3 500 kg. You must be 18 years or older to apply


CODE EC1

An articulated heavy motor vehicle (heavy motor vehicle drawing a trailer[s]) with a  gross combination mass between 3 500 kg and 16 000 kg. You must be 18 years or older to apply.


CODE EC

This is for an articulated heavy motor vehicle (heavy motor vehicle drawing a trailer[s]) with a gross combination mass exceeding 16 000 kg or a combination of a bus or goods vehicle with a gross vehicle mass exceeding 16 000 kg. You must be 18 years or older to apply.

When you are done with your driving lessons this is what you need to do

Go to the nearest driving license testing centre (DLTC) to book a test date. 

Take the following with you:- 

- Your learner's license.

- Your identity document (ID).

- Four identical black and white photographs. 

- You must first confirm with the DLTC how many photos they require before you have photos taken.


All Gauteng residents should apply online for their driving licence: https://online.natis.gov.za/#/

Complete the Application for driving license form (DL1) at the DLTC.
Keep the receipt as proof of payment and as confirmation of the test date and time.

On the date of the test, you must be at the DLTC at the specified testing time. 

Your receipt and learner’s license will be verified before you proceed to the test.

You will be assessed by a qualified examiner.

If you pass the test, your fingerprints will be taken and you will undergo an eye test at the DLTC. 

Alternatively, you may have an eye test performed at a qualified optometrist and submit the form at the DLTC. 

If you pass the driving test, you must pay the issuing fee to receive a temporary driving license, which you will use while you wait for the ordered driving license card.

You will be notified when your driving license card is ready for collection. 

You must collect your driving license at the DLTC where you made your application.