Learner drivers in Switzerland complete their training in two stages in order to receive their permanent licence. After passing the practical test (stage 1), new drivers have to take one compulsory drivers’ education course within three years (stage 2).
Anyone applying for a category A (motorcycle) or category B (passenger car) driving licence.
When you pass your theory and practical driving tests.
The probation period lasts three years. If you commit a traffic offence and your licence is confiscated, the probationary period is extended by a year. The expiry date appears on your probationary licence. You do not have to display anything on your vehicle.
The permanent driving licence is issued at the end of the probation period to drivers who have attended the one day of compulsory courses. You have to complete the course within 12 months of receiving your probationary licence. You do not need to take another test.