LHZ driver (Longer Heavier Vehicles)
In order to be able to drive an LHV in the Netherlands, a driver must hold a Dutch LHV certificate. There are countries that issue a similar certificate. This certificate is not (yet) recognized by the Netherlands. It can therefore not be exchanged. The Dutch LHV certificate is not valid abroad. With the exception of Belgium. In Belgium, a driver must hold the Dutch LHV certificate before he can drive an LHV. Procedure for applications for accreditation You cannot apply for accreditation of your current LHV certificate. In order to be able to drive an LHV in the Netherlands, you must hold the the Dutch LHV certificate. That means you have to pass the regular Dutch LHV exam.
The exam consists of a theoretical and a practical exam.
Documents to be included
The admission requirements for the LHV exam are:
- A valid Dutch driving licence CE, with the code 95. Or a valid CE EU driving licence with the code 95.
- Minimum of five years of experience driving a CE vehicle.
- During the three years prior to taking part in the exam, the driver was not disqualified from driving.
- During the three years prior to the exam, the driving licence was not declared invalid or surrendered on account of a violation or crime.
Time to complete
The LHV exam takes 145 minutes. You will receive the result immediately after the exam.
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
If you need an LHV certificate, you must hold a valid Dutch driving licence CE, with the code 95. Or a valid CE EU driving licence with the code 95.
If you hold a foreign driving licence and you live in the Netherlands, you can drive here temporarily. How long depends on the country where you obtained your driving licence. You then need a Dutch driving licence in order to be able to drive.
You can exchange your driving licence through your local authorities. Alternatively, if this is not possible, you have to pass the theory and practical exams again. You can either replace or renew your driving licence. If you replace it, your new licence will have the same validity as the old one. If you renew your licence, it will have a new validity. A number of conditions apply to replacing and renewing your driving licence. You can read more about it here.