How to get a Norwegian driving license

At Kör we get a lot of questions about the process of obtaining a Norwegian driver's license. Here is what you need to know before you start the process.
If you already hold a driving license from your home country, or any other country, and want to convert your driving license to a Norwegian driver's license, please read this post.

To get the Norwegian driver's license, you have to go through four steps; Basic traffic course, Basic training, Proficiency in traffic and Final training.

Step 1; The Basic Traffic Course
In step 1, the basic traffic course, you won’t do any actual driving during the course, but rather educate yourself on the theory behind driving. This happens in a class hosted by a traffic school. This step focuses on understanding risk and how the traffic system works.
The step contains three modules:

The basic traffic course is mandatory for everyone younger than 25 years old.
The "First aid course" and "Driving in the dark" is mandatory for all, any age.

Step 2; The Basic training
In step two you’re taught how to control the car. You’ll learn everything from changing gear and backing up and the necessary basics (such as how to change the washer fluid). The goal is to make you feel safe and to rely on your own skills before you head out in the traffic.

You can book your first lesson with an instructor in the Kör app.

When the instructor, in dialogue with you, feels like you’re ready for the next step, you’ve to complete an end-of-step 2 assessment lesson. This is a mandatory step and the driving school has to register that you’ve completed this step with the authorities before you can start on step 3.

Step 3: Proficiency in traffic
At step 3, you will learn how to drive in different environments. This includes driving in the city, suburbs and on country roads.
You also need to complete a safety course on a practice track. The course lasts for four hours and will teach you how to avoid road accidents and how to secure people and cargo in different situations. The course is mandatory and has to be completed.

Just like the previous step, step 3 also has an end-of-step assessment lesson which is mandatory, and has to be passed, before you can start on step 4.

Step 4: Final training
Step 4 is the last and final step before your driving exam.
At this step you need to complete the safety course on the road. This course consists of the following parts:

The course lasts for a total of 13 hours.

When you have completed step 4 you’re ready for your practical driving test, but remember that you’ve to have passed your theory test before you can book a driving test appointment.
You can take the theory test at any time during step 1-4.

Are you ready to get started? Take a look at how Kör Driving School works step by step here.

If you have any questions don’t hesitate to get in touch with us in the chat.
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