Emergency First Aid Course

The first step on the way to your driving licence

Completing the Emergency First Aid Course [“Nothelferkurs”] is the first step toward obtaining your Swiss driving licence – in fact it’s a requirement for getting your learner’s permit. After you’ve been issued a valid emergency first aid card [“Nothelferausweis”], you will need to present it (the original card, not a copy) to the driver and vehicle licensing office along with the “Application for a Learner’s Permit” [“Lernfahrgesuch”] form and the results of a vision test that was given no more than two years previously by an eye doctor or optician. Anyone may do this starting four weeks before they reach the required minimum age for the licence category in question.

Learn more Download the “Application for a Learner’s Permit”


Note: if you’re submitting the learner’s permit application for the first time, you must appear personally at the residents’ register office in your city/municipality or at the driver and vehicle licensing office in the canton you live in and present a valid form of photographic ID (identity card, passport or an official ID card from a foreign country – all originals).


6 years


10 lessons over 2 days (including emergency first aid card): CHF 120

Do you have any questions, or would you like to sign up for the Emergency First Aid Course?

Then get in touch – I look forward to hearing from you!