What Is a C1 Driving License?

To drive vehicles weighing 3,500 to 7,500 kilograms, people in the European Union need a C1 driving license. The C1 license also allows drivers to pull a trailer that weighs up to 750 kilograms.

Vehicles within the C1 category are considered medium-size vehicles or light lorries. Before applying for a C1 license, drivers must have a B license that allows them to drive a car.

To pull trailers over 750 kilograms, drivers must apply for a C1+E entitlement to add to their C1 full license. This entitlement allows them to pull a fully loaded trailer that weighs up to the total weight of their vehicle. There is also a 12,000 kilogram total combined weight limit.