The driving instructor's card is required for carrying out this activity in the Principality.
Understanding the process
A professional driving instructor licence is required for carrying out this activity in the Principality.
The expiry date on the professional driving instructor licence will match the date on which professional competence expires, unless otherwise indicated on
the medical certificate of fitness to drive issued by the doctor consulted, who must be approved in the Principality of Monaco to conduct medical examinations for fitness to drive land motor vehicles. Once expired, you may request that the licence be renewed.
The professional licence ceases to be valid automatically when the holder reaches the age of seventy or if their licence is withdrawn on grounds of permanent unfitness to drive.
You must return your professional licence to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office if you abandon or suspend your professional activity.
If your driving licence is suspended or you are banned from driving in Monaco for any period of time, your professional licence will be suspended for the same period.
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The request for a driving instructor's card must be sent to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office using the appropriate form, duly completed and signed on the original.
The form may be:
- Downloaded online:
- Collected from the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office (Driving Licence Section)
- Collected from your driving school
The request must be accompanied by the following documents:
- The professional driving instructor licence application form, duly completed, which can be downloaded in step 1, including a recent coloured ID photo, dated within the last 6 months, on a light background, frontal view, bareheaded, of size 35x45, not scanned. It must be affixed in the space provided
- A document proving your identity and address:
- A copy of both sides of of a valid ID document (ID card or national passport)
- If the address on the proof of identity is different or no address is noted, please attach a proof of address dated within the last 3 months (electricity bill or rent receipt
- A document proofing your fitness to drive:
- A copy of both sides of a valid Monegasque driving licence
- With a full driving licence record from the issuing country confirming that the right to drive has not been suspended or withdrawn, dated within the last 3 months
- Or a certificate from the issuing country confirming that the right to drive has not been suspended or withdrawn, dated within the last 3 months (except if you have a Monegasque driving licence)
- A document proving your professional capacity:
- A copy of a valid French driving school instructor's professional card
- A medical certificate corresponding to the categories of driving licence taught, issued within the last 3 months by a doctor in the Principality of Monaco who is authorised to conduct this medical examination, in accordance with the model provided for that purpose. This may be:
- Downloaded online:
- Collected from the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office
- The payment, to be made by cash, cheque or postal order (clearable in Monaco or France), made out to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office and Visa or Mastercard bank cards only, in accordance with the current fee schedule
Documents must be in French or if they are written in a foreign language, be accompanied by a translation into French, by a sworn translator at the Monaco Court of Appeal or a French Court of Appeal.
Where necessary, translations can be made in the country issuing the documents to be translated. In this case, they must be legalised or apostilled. If the country issuing the documents to be translated is a signatory to the Hague Convention of 5 October 1961, the apostille for the sworn translation can be requested directly from the Court of Appeal where the translator is registered. If the issuing country is not a signatory to the Hague Convention, diplomatic or consular legalisation of the translation will be required.
The list of sworn translators in the Principality of Monaco is available from the Monaco Court of Appeal, while the list of sworn translators at the French Court of Appeal can be found on the following website: www.directory-sworn-translator.com
The complete file can be submitted by the applicant to his or her driving school, which will forward it to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office.
The card will be sent to you directly by post, with acknowledgement of receipt, to the address stated on the form.