Getting a driving licence for heavy vehicles (Class 4, 5)

Updated: 09 May 2016
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To obtain a Class 4 or 5 driving licence for heavy vehicles, you must enrol in a licenced driving school.

Requirements

Before you start heavy vehicle training, you must meet these requirements:

  1. Age 21 years or older;
  2. Pass an eyesight and colour blindness test;
  3. Physically and mentally fit;
  4. Not accumulate more than 12 demerit points under the driver improvement points system (DIPS); and
  5. Not have any driving licence (qualified or provisional) under revocation, disqualification or suspension.

Heavy vehicle licences at a glance

Heavy vehicle driving licences are classified by their weight:

Class 4

  • Motor vehicles which are constructed to carry a load or passengers and the weight of which unladen exceeds 2,500 kilograms; 
  • Motor vehicles which are not constructed to carry any load and the weight of which unladen does not exceeds 7,250 kilograms.

Class 5

  • Motor vehicles which are not constructed to carry any load and the weight of which unladen exceeds 7,250 kilograms

How to get your licence

Driving lessons for Class 4 and Class 5 licences are available only at the Singapore Safety Driving Centre.

Process of obtaining a Class 4 and Class 5 licence. Before you take Class 4 driving licence, you must first obtain a Class 3 licence. Before you can take Class 5 driving lessons, you must first obtain a Class 4 licence.

Image of prime mover by Hannes Grobe, used under the CC BY 3.0 Unported licence.

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