Driver of responsible transport of livestock or poultry
The certificate of professional competence for the transport of livestock and poultry focuses on the transport of large cattle (sheep, goats, cows, horses, pigs) and the transport of chickens, geese, ducks, turkeys or guinea fowl. The certificate is required for:
- drivers who transport large cattle or poultry;
- anyone who handles live animals in a professional capacity during transport.
The European certificate of professional competence for the transport of livestock and poultry (in accordance with Schedule IV from Regulation 1/2005) in the Netherlands is issued with a limited term of validity, namely five years. This deviates from the European guideline. It means that you can exchange your certificate in the Netherlands but it will have limited validity. After you have exchanged your certificate, you, as a driver (like any Dutch livestock and poultry driver) are obliged to renew your certificate after five years. This means you must complete a renewal course and exam.
Procedure for applications for accreditation
You can make a request to exchange your current foreign certificate of professional competence for livestock or poultry transport by means of the exchange form.
The CBR will assess your certificate of professional competence and it will let you know if you qualify for conversion into the Dutch certificate of professional competence for livestock and poultry transport. This certificate is valid for five years. After five years, you must complete a course and an exam to be able to renew your certificate.
The Dutch certificate comes in the shape of a card (like a credit card).
The costs for the theory livestock or poultry exam are € 83.45
Documents to be included
- A copy of your current certificate of professional competence.
- The exchange form.
- A copy of your proof of ID.
Time to complete
The application for the certificate of professional competence for livestock and poultry transport will take no more than ten working days.
Objection and appeal
If you have a question, suggestion or complaint, you can report it to us in three different ways:
- By telephone on telephone number +31 (0) 88 227 77 00.
- In writing via CBR, Legal Affairs Department, PO Box 5301, 2280 HH Rijswijk ZH, The Netherlands.
- On www.cbr.nl
Other focus points
There are no other focus points.