Driving instructor

If you wish to work as a driving instructor in Denmark, you must have an authorisation issued by the Danish Road Safety Agency.

According to section 66 in the Danish Road Traffic Act, you must meet the following requirements:

  • reached the age of 24
  • have a driving licence
  • the driving licence must not have been suspended or withdrawn for the last 2 years
  • not have conducted in a way that is compromised by the Danish Criminal Code section 78, subsection 2

How to apply?

If you wish to pursue a regulated profession as driving instructor, you must obtain authorisation from the Danish Road Safety Agency. You must have your qualification recognised by the authority responsible for the profession before you can start work. You can send the application by e-mail or to postal address to the Danish Road Safety Agency. See contact details below.

The application must be accompanied by the following documents:

  • Contact information: first name, last name, address, phone number and e-mail.
  • Proof of nationality (identity card or passport)
  • Authorisation certificate or other certificate giving you access to the profession
  • Criminal record
  • A description of your training as a driving instructor including dates and qualifications gained

Proof of your driving instructor career and for how long you have used your qualifications as a driving instructor

Temporary or occasional pursuit

The same requirements apply for both temporary and permanent service providers.

Requirements for non EU citizens and businesses

Other requirements for non EU-citizens and businesses apply. Please contact the Danish Road Safety Agency for further information.


No fee required.

When can I expect an answer?

If you apply for authorisation under EU rules, you are entitled to receive a decision from the competent authority within three months of submitting all of the required documentation. In some cases, this deadline may be extended by one month.

In case of rejection

If the Danish Road Safety Agency notify you, that your application has been refused, you may appeal to the Transport Ministry.

The appeal should be submitted in writing by e-mail or letter. Find contact details below.

Ministry of Transport and Housing
Frederiksholms Kanal 27 F
1220 Copenhagen K
T: +45 41 71 27 00
E: trm@trm.dk


Who to contact for questions?

If you have questions regarding your application or questions regarding the requirements please contact

Danish Road Safety Agency
Sorsigvej 35
DK  - 6760 Ribe
Tel.: 7221 8899
E-mail: info@fstyr.dk

Public registers and databases

If you wish more information about the sector, these private organisations could be relevant for you:

Dansk Kørelærer-Union on
E-mail: dku@dku.dk
Tel.: +45 63 33 10 50

Danske Kørelæreres Landsforbund on
E-mail: chris@dkl.nu
Tel.: +45 50 26 12 61

Legal basis in Danish law

Law No. 1324 of 21.11.2018 Danish Road Traffic Act 

Order No. 99 of 29.01.2015 on approval of driving instructors

Legal basis in EU directive(s) on the mutual recognition of professional qualifications

2005/36/EC Title II, art. 7

Title III, Chapter I (General system for the recognition of evidence og training)