Questions about appointments, payment, short-term sick leave

Appointments are scheduled via the responsible branches of the Auto Service division of TÜV Hessen. The appointments are reserved for the candidates by the driving school in advance of the test at TÜV Hessen. Only the driving school is authorized to schedule such appointments.

Registration for the test date is always done via the driving school.

Purchase your voucher for the theory and practice driving test via the TÜV Hessen voucher purchase for learner drivers. Pay in advance at your leisure and without waiting.

Click here to buy your voucher (available only in german language)

No: The voucher purchase must be completed in advance.

Inform your driving school in good time. The driving school then still has the option of swapping applicants before the test date or providing a replacement applicant. In addition, please note that if applicants are absent due to illness, only medical certificates with reference to their inability to take the test can be recognized as a sufficient excuse. These must be submitted to the relevant branch no later than the third day after the agreed examination date.

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Important information for candidates before and during the exam

Before your driving school can register you for the theoretical driving test, the following requirements must be met:

  •     Application for a driver's license at the responsible driving license authority or the driving license office
  •     Attendance of the legally prescribed number of theory lessons at your driving school

We will need the following documents from you at the test date:

  • Identity card or passport (mandatory for applicants from countries outside the EU)
  • Proof of training from the driving school regarding the theory lessons attended (if required and not already sent to us by the driving school)
  • Voucher for the fee paid on the FE voucher purchase (available only in german language)

You can take the theory test at one of our more than 30 locations in Hesse - certainly also in your area. We offer the exam in the following languages: German, English, French, Greek, High Arabic, Italian, Croatian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish and Turkish.

Try to arrive on time, well rested and without rushing to the appointment. If you are paying the test fee yourself, please remember to purchase the necessary voucher in advance under FE voucher purchase (available only in german language). After we have checked your identity using your ID and the examiner has allocated you the test station, you can answer the questions as usual while practicing on the computer. Please enter your e-mail address for the transmission of results at the latest during the exam. As soon as you have submitted the questionnaire, we will evaluate your answers and you will receive your result directly on the screen. If you have passed the test, you will receive your results report by eMail, which will serve as proof for your driving school and yourself that you have successfully passed the theoretical driving test.

You have passed the theory test, completed the practical training at your driving school and reached the minimum age - then your driving school can register you for the practical driving test at TÜV Hessen. Our tip: Practice with your driving instructor under exam conditions in the last few driving lessons before the appointment.

We require the following documents from you at the examination date:

  • Identity card or passport (mandatory for applicants from EU countries)
  • Proof of training from your driving school as confirmation of the minimum practical training (if not already sent to us by the driving school)
  • If necessary: Glasses or contact lenses!
  • If applicable, proof of shifting competence (if not already sent to us by the driving school)
  • Suitable protective clothing for two-wheeler tests
  • Voucher for the fee paid on FE voucher purchase (only in german language)

As with the theory test, you should also be well rested and arrive at the agreed location on time for the practical test. The TÜV Hessen examiner will introduce himself to you there. You will then take your time to adjust yourself in the driver's seat (setting the interior and exterior mirrors, seat distance to the steering wheel, backrest angle, head restraints, fastening the seat belt). The test lasts approx. 55 minutes and the route is set by the examiner. If you are paying the test fee yourself, please remember to purchase the required voucher in advance under FE voucher purchase (available only in german language)

The nationwide Corona Occupational Health and Safety Ordinance, which was originally due to remain in force until April 7, 2023, was repealed on February 2. Even though masks are no longer mandatory, we would like to draw your attention to the BMAS recommendations for avoiding respiratory infections such as influenza, flu-like infections and COVID-19 at work or during theoretical and practical driving tests:

Respiratory infections, which are transmitted via droplets and aerosols, regularly spread rapidly, especially during the heating season. This applies not only to COVID-19, but also to influenza and flu-like infections. It is therefore recommended that proven protective measures continue to be implemented during driving tests even after the SARS-CoV-2 Occupational Health and Safety Ordinance ceases to apply on 2 February 2023 in order to avoid infection and minimize staff absences due to illness.

These include, above all, the AHA+L rule (keep your distance, observe hygiene, wear (respiratory) masks, ventilate properly). During the practical driving test in particular, those involved in the test sit together in a very confined space. In order to avoid infecting other people if the minimum distance of 1.50 m is not observed or if they are indoors, people who show typical cold symptoms such as coughing or sniffles should wear medical face masks or respirators.

We want to avoid absences due to illness at all costs and protect everyone involved. Ultimately, we also want to be able to continue to meet all examination dates.

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