A1/A2/A motorcycle course instruction process
1. Sign up for our motorcycle course
Sign up for a course with the sign-up form. After this, we will contact you to schedule the driving lessons together.
2. Apply for a driving licence permit
To obtain a driving licence, a driving licence permit is required, which is issued by Traficom. Driving licence permit applications are processed by Traficom’s service provider Ajovarma. If you don’t have a previous driving licence, you must submit two passport photos as an attachment to the permit application – other attachments are usually not needed! Discuss the need for a medical certificate with your physician if you have or have previously had any illnesses, injuries or symptoms affecting your fitness to drive. If you have a previous driving licence, your own signature is sufficient for the driving licence permit application. However, this is a good time to update the photo on your driving licence.
You can apply for a driving licence permit easily at your local Ajovarma office. The permit can be issued no earlier than one year before you reach the required driving minimum age. The permit is valid for three years. You need a valid driving licence permit to book a theory test. Be sure to apply for the permit in good time.
A driving licence permit application can also be submitted conveniently in the Traficom online service under certain conditions. Check the terms and conditions and access Traficom’s online service here.
3. Start theory lessons right away
Helping our learners to become safe drivers also plays a major role in our driving instruction. That’s why we offer, in addition to the legal minimum requirement, a range of packages from which you can select a suitable number of lessons. All our motorcycle courses include a 4-hour safety training, which serves as the official start of the course.
Driving school always kicks off with theory studies. After signing up, you will receive your credentials to our e-learning environment, and you can start your theory studies right away.
4. Take the theory test
You can take the theory test at your nearest examination location (Ajovarma Oy). You must apply for a driving licence permit and complete the 4-hour safety training before taking the theory test. Take a photo ID and EAS certificate with you to the theory test, and be prepared to pay for your theory and driving test.
You can book the theory test yourself from Ajovarma, but please note that the driving school will not be informed of this separately, and therefore cannot book a driving test or the remaining driving lessons immediately after an approved theory test.
5.Driving instruction begins
You can start driving instruction after you have completed the 4-hour safety training. Driving instruction is always designed on the basis of the package selected by the learner and customised for each learner. Our professional instructors take care of your instruction!
6. Pass the driving test and congratulate yourself on your new driving licence
Handling and driving test participants must have suitable equipment for driving: a helmet, a jacket, protective long-sleeve trousers, gloves andshoes, which will be provided for you by CAP Driving School. The handling test consists of five manoeuvres: slow riding, passing obstacles, gates, braking/immediate acceleration and efficient braking. The driving test is designed to determine whether the candidate can identify risk factors and evaluate risks, as well as their own actions and their impact on safety in traffic.
Take the following with you to the handling and driving test:
- an acceptable form of ID
- The E100 form (certificate of driving instruction received) from the driving school
- If your course has included driving lessons with a driving school instructor, the instructor will take care of the certificate at the time of departure for the handling and driving test.
- Make sure you have paid for the tests through the payment link you received at the time of booking
- You do not need a receipt with you unless the payment was made very recently.
If you pass the test, you will get a temporary driving licence. Your final driving licence will be sent to you later.
Light motorcycle licence (A1)
The A1 motorcycle licence allows you to operate motorcycles with a cubic capacity of over 50 cc but less than 125 cc and a maximum power of 11 kW. In addition, you must be at least 16 years old.
Motorcycle licence (A2)
The A2 licence allows a person who is at least 18 years old to operate motorcycles with a maximum power of 35 kW and a power-to-weight ratio of 0.2 kW/kg. In addition, you must be at least 18 years old.
Motorcycle licence (A)
The category A motorcycle licence allows you to drive all motorcycles without power restrictions. You must be at least 24 years old, or 20 years old if you have had a valid A2 licence for at least two years.