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ADR Training – Get Your ADR Licence

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After completing ADR training you will be entitled to drive a vehicle with tanks and vehicles carrying dangerous goods in containers, packages and other configurations.

Your ADR certificate will be valid for five years and must be renewed in the fourth year, to avoid expiration. The acronym ADR is French and stands for ‘Accord relatif au transport international des marchandises Dangereuses par Route’.

ADR classifies goods according to the following list:

Class Dangerous Goods Division(s) Classification
1 Explosives 1.1 – 1.6 Explosive
2 Gases 2.1 Flammable gas
2.2 Non-flammable, non-toxic gas
2.3 Toxic gas
3 Flammable liquid Flammable liquid
4 Flammable solids 4.1 Flammable solid
4.2 Spontaneously combustible substance
4.3 Substance which in contact with water emits flammable gas
5 Oxidising substances 5.1 Oxidising substance
5.2 Organic peroxide
6 Toxic substances 6.1 Toxic substance
6.2 Infectious substance
7 Radioactive material Radioactive material
8 Corrosive substances Corrosive substance
9 Miscellaneous dangerous goods Miscellaneous dangerous goods


What does my ADR certificate entitle me to drive?

Your entitlement to drive will depend on which classes you cover in your training, but will potentially include:

  • Road tanker containing dangerous goods
  • Vehicle carrying a tank container loaded with any dangerous goods
  • Vehicle carrying radioactive material
  • A vehicle carrying dangerous goods in bulk or in packages

Earning potential:

Many ADR-certified drivers hold a Cat C+E licence, although it may also apply to drivers with a Cat C licence. These skills are highly valued so a Class 1 ADR driver may expect to earn £32,000 per annum (£19.04 per hour) or more.

Suitable for:
Anyone with a Class 2 (Cat C) licence or higher.

Currently available in the Manchester / Burnley, Carlisle, West Bromwich / Birmingham, Derby, Peterborough, Swindon / Wiltshire, Bournemouth and Sunderland areas.

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What’s involved

Driver Hire Training are here to help you gain your new licence. We’re with you every step of the way.

Training length:
3.5 to 5 days, depending on modules/classes

Course content and tests:

ADR courses include theory and practical elements, including different load types, and basic fire and first aid training.

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Costs will vary depending on where you do your training. We can provide all this information when you call us or submit an enquiry form.

Ongoing requirements

Once you have your licence, you will need to undergo a medical examination every 5 years and undertake 35 hours’ periodic Driver CPC training in order to keep your DQC up to date. This is standard for any HGV driver. Find out more about Driver CPC.

Further training

As an ADR driver you are already among the most highly qualified professional drivers. However you might want to broaden your skills by considering the following:

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