In accordance with the Directive n° 2003/59/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of the European Union of the 15th July 2003, transferred into French law by the modified decree n°2007-1340 of the 11th September 2007, a Driver Qualification Card is delivered to each lorry or bus driver following either
In France, the ministry of transport decided to commission the Chronoservices company (a subsidiary of the Imprimerie Nationale group) to manufacture, issue and manage the Driver Qualification Cards.
Authorised training centers request the cards from Chronoservices and deliver them to trainees that have completed appropriate training within their center.
Physical characteristics of the card are complying with ISO 7810 and ISO 7816-1 standards. It is made of polycarbonate in ID1 format and is customized on both sides.
A distinguishing sign of the delivering Member State, i.e. F for France, surrounded by 12 stars in a blue rectangle, is printed in top left corner of the face of the card.
The mention “modèle des Communautés europénnes “ followed by the translation of “Driver Qualification Card” into 11 other European Union official languages appears on the cards background.
Holder’s personal data are printed in black while information specific to the card is printed in blue.
Holder’s personal data
2. First name
3. Date and place of birth
Information specific to the card
On the back of the card, the European Community code “95” is printed in front of driving licence categories for which the driver fulfils training requirements, i. e. D or E/D for carrying passengers, C or E/C for carrying goods.
The obtaining of an E/C or E/D driving licence does not imply a new card will be issued. New driving licence information will be integrated into the new card issued after the next obligatory periodic training course session (FCO, “Formation Continue Obligatoire”).
Non. La carte de qualification est émise par le pays du lieu de formation, elle est valide dans toute l’Europe.
Les Centres de Formation Agréés sont chargés par la réglementation de remettre les Cartes de Qualification de Conducteur aux seuls stagiaires ayant satisfait aux obligations de formation.
Votre Carte de Qualification de Conducteur vous sera délivrée à l’issue de la FCO.
Non. Seuls les Centres de Formation Agréés sont habilités à commander des Cartes de Qualification de Conducteur à ChronoServices.
ChronoServices, dans le cadre de sa Délégation de Service Public, facture les Cartes de Qualification de Conducteur aux Centres de Formation Agréés.