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Information on permits required to operate as a Cyprus Driving Instructor

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Operating as a Driving Instructor
    
Description

In order to operate as a Driving Instructor in the Republic of Cyprus, one needs to obtain the licence for Driving Instructors by the Department of Road Transport, operating under the auspices of the Ministry of Transport, Communications and Works.

The term "Driving Instructor" refers to a person who trains drivers, as his/her's profession.

Eligibility Criteria

Every natural person is eligible to obtain the licence for a Driving Instructor, provided that the Department of Road Transport is satisfied that the applicant fulfils the following criteria:

possess a Cerfificate of Good Conduct by the Cyprus Police;

holds a driving licence for at least the last five years for the type of vehicle for which the licence for a driving instructor is requested;

has practiced as a licensed driving instructor for the last three years in an EU member state or holds a Certificate of Appropriateness as a driving instructor;

is above 24 years old;

has successfully passed the written examination for the driving instructors organized by the Department of Road Transport within the last twelve months prior to the submission of the application for the issuance of a licence for Driving Instructors;

is physically fit to operate as a driving instructor.

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Application procedure

The application for the issuance of a licence for Driving Instructors can be submitted either electronically through the PSC Cyprus or by contacting directly the competent authority:

Department of Road Transport

27 King Paul Street

2412 Nicosia

Tel.: +357 22 807038/187

Fax : +357 22 354030

The application should be accompanied by the following documents:

two passport size photos;

copy of Certificate of Good Conduct by the Cyprus Police;

copy of Certificate of Social Insurance;

copy of Driving Instructor's licence from an EU member state;

copy of Certificate of Physical fitness issued by government health officer.

Note that the original supporting documents due to be submitted with the application, have to be presented prior the issuance of the license.

The applicants are requested to attend to written examinations organised by the Department of Road Transport.

The applicant is informed regarding the authorisation decision within fifteen days from the date that the application form and supporting documents were duly submitted. Upon approval, the applicant needs to pay to the Department of Road Transport the licence fee of € 5,13 (payable either by cash, or credit card (physically of Road Transport Department )).

The licence is valid for one year from the date of issue. The renewal fee is €5,13.

Obligations and Supervision

Licensed driving instructors are obliged to comply with the provisions of the Motor Vehicles (Drivers Training) Law of 1968, and relevant regulations, as periodically amended, as well as the terms and conditions of the licence. Indicatively, licensed driving instructors are obliged, among others, to:

operate as a driving instructor as his/hers main profession;

the motor vehicle used for driver's instructing clearly bears a distinctive mark;

work at a Driving School;

to provide driving lessons only through the Driving School.

The Department of Road Transport supervises the operation of the licensed Driving Instructors in order to ensure compliance with the provisions of the relevant Laws and Regulations as well as with the terms and conditions of the licence.

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Other Associations

Pancyprian Association of Professional Driving Schools

3 St. Nicholas Street

1040 Pallouriotissa

Tel: +35799 621402

Pancyprian Federation of Driving Instructors

2 Antrea Zakou & Nikou Evagorou Street.

2221 Latsia

Tel: +35799 653940

Fax: +35722 486 120

Cyprus Association of Driving School’s Owners

5A Rodopis Street

2042 Strovolos

Tel: +35722 498783, +35799 650 587, +35799553802

Fax: +35722 427177

Source PSC

Last Updated 28 December 2016

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