The service activity focusing on the training of road transportation professionals covers the organised training and further training of road transportation professionals, as well as the provision of training courses for school managers, specialised instructors and examination supervisors in compliance with the legally prescribed institutional, material and personal requirements. The service activity focusing on the training of road transportation professionals is listed in the Standard Classification of Economic Activities (TEÁOR'08) under section 85 “Education”, under sub-section 85.5 "Other education”, more specifically sub-category 85.53 “Other education n.e.c.”.
The training of school managers takes place in specialised technical higher education institutions under licence. With the exception of school managers, the training and further training of road transportation professionals takes place in specialised technical higher education institutions in the framework of a specialised course. Specialised technical higher education institutions are higher education institutions which offer BSc courses in Transport Engineering or Vehicle Engineering, accredited by the Hungarian Accreditation Committee, in compliance with the course-starting licence, and which also provides teacher training.
Specialised courses may be offered by any training entity which complies with the legal requirements of good reputation and meets the conditions of professional competence.
The training entity is non-compliant with the requirements of good reputation if its school manager responsible for the specialised training course repeatedly violated the rules prescribed for the specialised training course in a two-year period and was reprimanded with the final decision of the transportation authority; if it lost its licence to provide specialised courses within two years due to the repeated breach of rules under the activity of the school manager.
The training entity is compliant with the requirements of professional competence if it justifiably has the personal and material requirements for the specialised training course. The personal and material requirements for the specialised training course and further training as well as all other issues concerning the organisation of trainings shall be determined by the National Transport Authority based on the statutory requirements. The relevant requirements are available at the website of the National Transport Authority. See: training of transportation professionals.
The training entity shall continuously secure that the conditions of the full training service prevail; including the theory and practice prescribed by the relevant Decree, in respect of all categories, subcategories and combined categories indicated in the licence. The training entity continuously provide for the conditions of the (theoretical or practical) training indicated in the training licence.
Procedures connected with starting and pursuing the service activity
In respect of the service activity focusing on the training of road transportation professionals, the Motor Vehicle Transportation Office shall act as transportation authority. The service activity focusing on the training of road transportation professionals may only be pursued in possession of a licence issued by the Motor Vehicle Transportation Office.
Application for a licence for pursuing the service activity focusing on the training of road transportation professionals shall be submitted to the Motor Vehicle Transportation Office in writing or orally in person. Currently, procedures cannot be started electronically due to technical reasons. Applications shall be submitted together with the following:
- documents certifying that the applicant meets the personal and material requirements, specified above, prescribed for the training course to be organised by the training entity;
- certificate of payment of the administrative service fee for the procedure;
- the written description of the training, see:
- the Business Policy of the training entity.
The application shall be considered by the Motor Vehicle Transportation Office within the general 30-day administrative deadline which may be extended once by the Head of the Office with another 30 days.
The Motor Vehicle Transportation Office grants training licence to the training entity which fulfils the requirements. The Transport Authority may issue the training licence for a specific category, subcategory or combined category. Training licence may also be granted for the teaching of the training course's theory or practice subjects only. If a licence is given for only theoretical training, it shall specify whether it covers classroom training, closed-system electronic distance education, or both.
The licensing procedure is subject to an administrative service fee. The amount of the fee is HUF 67,500 for three categories or road transportation professional qualification types in the case of the first licence, and HUF 22,500 for each category or qualification type in the case of additional licences.
The fee shall be paid together with the submission of the application by bank transfer or in cash at the cash desks of the National Transport Authority to the appropriation account No. 10032000-00289926-00000000 of the National Transport Authority kept with the Hungarian State Treasury.
0Training entities licensed to train road transportation professionals are registered by the Motor Vehicle Transportation Office. The register is available at the website of the National Transport Authority: register of names of motor vehicle driver trainers.
The training entity is required to report any change in its registered data, in writing, to the Motor Vehicle Transportation Office within 15 days of the occurrence of such change. Such changes may be reported to the Motor Vehicle Transportation Office in writing or orally in person. Currently, data changes cannot be reported electronically due to technical reasons. Such obligation to report data change is not subject to any fee or duty.
The training entity shall indicate all data changes made due to any legislative change in the business requirements and on the written description of the training (unless otherwise provided by law) within 30 days from the coming into force of the legislative change. In order to promote compliance with this obligation, the Motor Vehicle Transportation Office of the National Transport Authority provides information on such legislative changes.
Pursuing the activity in the framework of cross-border services
The service activity focusing on the training of motor vehicle drivers may not be pursued in the framework of cross-border services. Therefore, any person who lawfully pursues this activity in its country of residence (within the EU or EEA) must obtain the licence specified above in the case of a cross-border activity which involves Hungary (i.e. an activity not requiring the settlement of the person or pursued occasionally or in a temporary manner).
Cross-border service provision
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Legal regulations governing the service activity and procedures
Sector-specific legal regulations which primarily govern the service activity focusing on the training of road transportation professionals and the relevant procedures:
- Act I of 1988 on the Road Transportation,
- Government Decree 179/2011 (2 September) on the General Rules of Training and Examination of Motor Vehicle Drivers and Road Transportation Professionals,
- Decree 24/2005 (21 April) of the Minister of Economy and Transport on the Detailed Rules of Training and Examination of Motor Vehicle Drivers and Road Transportation Professionals,
- Decree 84/2009 (30 December) of the Minister of Transport, Telecommunication and Energy on Fees relating to the Training, Further Training, Follow-up Training and Examination of Motor Vehicle Drivers and Road Transportation Professionals,
- Decree 42/2011 (11 August) of the Minister of National Development on the Administrative Duties relating to Fines imposed for the Violation of Certain Traffic Rules, on the Detailed Rules of Imposing Fines, and on the Order of Using Revenue from Fines,
- Government Decree 263/2006 (20 December) on the National Transport Authority,
- Act CXL of 2004 on the General Rules of Administrative Proceedings and Services,
- Act LXXVI of 2009 on the General Rules on Taking up and Pursuit of Service Activities.