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The theoretical license

From the age of 17, you can take the theoretical exam for the B license. This license gives you the right to drive passenger transport vehicles with a maximum of 9 seats including the driver (cars), transport vehicles of things weighing a maximum of 3.5 tonnes (vans) as well as mopeds whose speed cannot exceed 45 km/h.

In addition, you are authorized to tow a trailer whose maximum authorized mass cannot exceed 750 kg.

The material to be studied is very vast and should not be taken lightly.

This includes:

Where to take the exam?

You must make an appointment at a test center in the region of your choice.

Documents to present

You must have your identity card, only this document will be authorized.


You must pay the amount of 16 euros.

Organization of the exam

This involves checking your theoretical knowledge of the Belgian Highway Code.

You will be seated in front of a computer and you must answer 50 questions . This is a multiple choice questionnaire with

  • a picture,
  • a written and read question
  • 2 or 3 proposals
  • you have about 15 seconds to think after each question
  • a minor fault you lose 1 point
  • a serious fault causes you to lose 5 points
  • if you do not answer you lose 1 or 5 points if it is a minor or serious mistake
  • a minimum of 41 points out of 50 is required
  • and the exam lasts around thirty minutes


Offenses of the 3rd degree (burning a red light, crossing a solid white line, driving in the wrong direction, etc.) and 4th degree (neglecting the orders of a qualified agent, offenses on a motorway or level crossing) are considered serious offenses . …) and also some speeding.

You are entitled to two attempts, in the event of two failures you are required to follow 12 hours of theoretical lessons in a driving school of your choice. At the end of the 12 hours you will receive a certificate which entitles you to two new attempts.

The theoretical license is valid for 3 years, so you must pass and successfully complete your practice within this period, otherwise you can start all over again.