Professional training for train drivers

Professional training for train drivers includes theoretical and practical training.

Theoretical training includes:

  • knowledge of provisions in the rules on signalling;
  • knowledge of provisions in the rules on transport;
  • conduct during serious accidents or incidents, and
  • detailed professional knowledge relating to braking of the train and during shunting.

Practical training includes:

  • training on health and safety at work relating to the risk assessment;
  • training on fire safety;
  • learning about operative regulations in the safe management system;
  • working under supervision, where the candidate under the supervision of an instructor is trained to do all tasks which they will perform as a train driver independently, and becomes familiar with the station and all devices and equipment installed, and
  • taking the practical examination before the commission appointed by the employer.

The entity implementing training issues a certificate of the passed examination of theoretical competence after the candidate has completed the theoretical training and verification of theoretical competence. 

The employer issues a certificate after completing the first train driver’s practical examination. To obtain the next certificate, the train driver undergoes only practical training, followed by a practical examination.

Supporting evidence

Certificate of the passed examination of theoretical competence

Certificate of completed practical examination

Last updated: 09. 03. 2016