Trafi grants driving instruction permits. You should submit your application to an Ajovarma office.
The instructor will provide both theoretical and practical instruction, after which the learner will take the driving examination.
Instruction may begin once the permit has been issued. The learner can apply for a driving licence permit in advance, in conjunction with the driving instruction permit application, or at a later date. However, the learner must have a valid driving licence permit before booking any driving examination tests.
If you wish to apply for a driving instruction permit, you must pass the instructor's theory test at a driving examination office (Ajovarma Oy) or be a qualified driving instructor.
No applicant may be granted more than three instruction permits within a three-year period. An exception to this rule can be made if you are the learner's close relative or guardian. Here, a "close relative" denotes a parent, grandparent, child, grandchild or sibling. Family connections will be checked in the population register.
A Category B instruction permit is issued for a period of two years. It may not be granted until the learner turns 17.
The criteria for issuing a Category B instruction permit are
You must visit an Ajovarma office to apply for a driving instruction permit. The instructor must have their driving licence with them.
Two instructors may be registered as joint holders of a Category B instruction permit for two learners in cases where the instructor(s) are the learner's/learners’ guardians or close relatives. If an instruction permit is granted to two people, one of them must be designated as the instructor responsible for providing the certificate of instruction. This designation must be made when you apply for the permit.
If you are providing instruction for the practice and advanced phases, you must be a qualified driving instructor.
Driving instruction permits for other categories are generally issued for a maximum period of nine months. They may be granted no earlier than six months before the learner reaches the minimum age required for the category in question.
The same criteria apply to other categories as to Category B, with the following exceptions
Decisions on driving instruction permit applications are made at Trafi. If the applicant meets the criteria for issuing the permit, the driving instruction permit will be sent to customer's home address within around two weeks from submitting the application.
If the permit may not be granted, or additional information is required, Trafi will contact the customer.
You must carry your driving instruction permit when giving driving lessons. If two instructors have been registered as the holders of the permit, both will be provided with their own driving instruction permits.
If your driving instruction permit goes missing, contact Ajovarma for a replacement. The replacement card is free of charge for the customer.
A driving instruction permit expires when the designated learner has passed the driving examination for the category in question. An AM instruction permit expires when the learner has passed the moped handling test or the light quadricycle driving test. You must surrender the driving instruction permit to the examiner after you pass your driving test. After this, the permit cannot be used.
Instruction permits for the practice and advanced phases (Category B), or for a motorcycle category upgrade, expire when the certificate of instruction has been issued.
Certificate of driving instruction received and driving examination passed (E100-form at suomi.fi)