Applying for a provisional licence
To learn to drive, you need a provisional licence. You can start the steps necessary to get one before your 17th birthday.
First aid course
You have to complete a first aid course before you can apply for your provisional licence. The first aid certificate is valid for six years.
Normally, you cannot submit your application for a provisional licence until one month before your 17th birthday at the earliest.
You can download the application form from the website of the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office in your canton of residence. There you will also find out where to submit your application.
Once the authorities have acknowledged your application for a provisional licence, you can register for the theory test. In most cantons, you have to register online.
The cost of the theory test varies from canton to canton. Find out more at Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office in your canton of residence.
You can repeat the theory test as often as you like.
Once you have passed the theory test, you will receive your provisional licence.