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Do you want to obtain a professional driver permit but don't know if you qualify?

  • You must be in possession of a valid SA Driverís Licence for the type of vehicle for which the permit is intended. For instance, this means that you cannot apply for a PrDP for a truck, if you are only licensed to drive a motorcycle.
  • You must comply with the age limitations specific to the type of permit for which you are applying. Generally, the age requirement is over 21 or over 25 years of age.
  • You must be in possession of a recent medical report obtained from a suitably qualified medical practitioner confirming that you are not disqualified from holding a SA Driverís Licence / Professional Driving Permit.
  • You cannot have been convicted or paid an admission of guilt fine for a period of 5 years prior to date of your application, for the following criminal offences:
    1. Driving under the influence of alcohol, or under the influence of a drug that has a narcotic effect 
    2. Driving while the concentration of alcohol in your blood, or breath specimen, exceeds the legal limit
    3. Reckless driving 
    4. In the case where you are applying for a specific PrDP licence, any offence where violence played a role, such as assault, or assault with intent to commit grievous bodily harm
  • You must not have had your SA Driverís Licence or PrDP suspended, or cancelled, for that period.
  • Where you have applied for a category D permit, you will be required to hold a certificate indicating you have undergone training for driving a vehicle transporting dangerous goods.
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