Additional courses

Here are some of the additional training courses that may be necessary to carry out your job.


Emergency vehicle course

Training for an emergency vehicle driver is intended for drivers who need it to perform their job duties driving an emergency or special status vehicle - such as the police, rescuers or ambulance.

The training lasts 31 hours, the person who has completed the training will receive an emergency vehicle driver's certificate. The holder of the certificate is allowed to drive an emergency vehicle in Estonia and must undergo 16 hours of continuous training every 5 years.

Traffic regulator course

The assistance of a traffic regulator is required in various situations where it is necessary to temporarily divert the flow of normal traffic. The training is divided into four different competences:

  • I competence – accompanying a group of children to ensure their safety.
    Course duration: 2 hours of theory + 5 minutes of regulation practice per each student.
  • II competence
    • authorised officials of the Estonian Defence Forces and the Estonian Defence League if a motorcade of the Estonian Defence Forces and the Estonian Defence League participates in traffic;
    • rescue service officials and persons involved in rescue works;
    • nature conservation officials in a protected area for the purposes of the Nature Conservation Act, in a limited-conservation area, on a species’ protection site or in a limited management zone of an individual protected natural object and on the roads leading thereto;
    • persons in charge of state forest management or officials of state agencies on forest roads;
    • railway workers on level crossings;
    • persons in charge of ferry traffic at ports;
    • persons in charge of parking in car parks;
    • ambulance crew members at scenes of traffic accidents in order to ensure the safety of the victims and the ambulance crew.
    Course duration: 4 hours of theory + 10 minutes of regulation practice per each student.
  • III competence - same as II competence + persons assigned by a road owner or administrative authority to temporarily control traffic due to road works or during duly approved events or in other events where traffic is disturbed or the road is temporarily closed for public traffic.
    Course duration: 8 hours of theory + 20 minutes of regulation practice per each student.
  • IV competence - same as III competence + persons accompanying a large or heavy goods vehicle where traffic is disturbed or endangered due to the largeness or heaviness of the vehicle. Must have a category CE driving licence.
    Course duration: 14 hours of theory + 20 minutes of regulation practice per each student + 8 hours of large/heavy goods accompanying practice for a group.

Competences III and IV require continious training every 5 years:

  • III competence
    Course duration: 4 hours of theory + 20 minutes of regulation practice per each student.
  • IV competence
    Course duration: 6 hours of theory + 20 minutes of regulation practice per each student.

Normally, a person who is at least 18 years of age can undergo regulator training. By way of exception, it is allowed to admit to regulator II competence training a 16 years old person who is being trained for controlling parking in a car park. For the regulator III and IV competence training, a valid medical certificate at least at category B level is required.

You can choose a driving school that trains regulators here.

Forklift operator course

In Estonia, forklift operators do not need to have driving licences or certificates. Training for forklift operators can be provided by the employer. The training must be carried out on the basis of a written safety instruction based on the forklift operator manual.

Some driving schools organize training courses for lift truck operators and issue lift truck operator licences. This is useful if the employer cannot or does not want to organize on-site instruction and training for the lift truck operator. There are no specific requirements for training and holding a licence or a certificate for forklift operators in health and safety legislation. In some other countries, e.g. in Norway, a forklift operator must hold a certificate. In Estonia, some driving schools issue forklift operator certificates in foreign languages and in accordance with foreign legislation.

The possibility of being involved in traffic must also be taken into account. If a forklift operator is involved in traffic, s/he must hold a valid driving licence in the relevant category.