Nicaragua - Apply for Professional Driver License (P)

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  1. Obtain a certificate from a Driver Education Center proof that you have completed a course in driving (for professional license).
  2. Complete an application for a professional driver's license.
  3. Submit the completed the form along with all other required documents.
  4. Pay the application fee.


Required Documents[edit]

  • National identification card for nationals or Certificate of Permanent Residence for foreigners
  • Certificate issued by a Driver Education Center
  • Medical report
  • Certificate of Mental Fitness
  • Vision and blood test

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

National Police Directory

Centro de Documentacion (CEDOC) - National Police



  • Must possess a regular driver's license
  • Passed the vision and blood tests
  • Mentally fit


  • Certificate issued by a Driver Education Center: C $ 125
  • Application fee for a professional driver's license: C $ 200


Explain the time until which the certificate/document is valid.e.g. Birth Certificate Valid Forever

Documents to Use[edit]

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Sample Documents[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]

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Please provide instructions on obtaining the certificate/documents.e.g. The state office holds birth records since january 1908.

Required Information[edit]

A list which displays the kind of information which is required to complete the procedure.e.g.1. Date of Birth.2. City or County of Birth.


Need for the Document[edit]

A driving license is an official document which states that a person may operate a motorized vehicle, such as a motorcycle, car, truck or a bus, on a public roadway. This document also serves as identification and proof of age.

A Professional Driver's License (P) entitles its holder to drive vehicles ranging from categories 1 to 8. Following is a procedure on how you can apply for one.

Information which might help[edit]

Driver's license categories:
Category 1: Motorcycles and quad bikes (up to 200cc)
Category 2: Motorcycles and quad bikes (over 200cc)
Category 3: Light vehicles and taxis whose capacity does not exceed nine persons including the driver; or 3.5 tons (3,500 kg)
Category 4 - 4A: Vehicles with cargo capacity between 4 to 8 tons
Category 4B: Passenger transport vehicle with seating capacity not exceeding 18 people (including the driver)
Category 5 - 5A: Vehicles with load capacity between 8 to 12 tons
Category 5B: Passenger transport vehicle with seating capacity not exceeding 25 people (including the driver)
Category 6 - 6A: Vehicles with load capacity between 12 to 18 tons and articulated vehicles
Category 6B: Passenger transport vehicle with seating capacity for more than 25 people
Category 7: Vehicles with load capacity greater than 18 tons and articulated vehicles
Category 8: Farm vehicles (mowers, seeders, combines, etc.) and construction vehicles (loaders, backhoes, compactors, crawler tractors, etc.) and all other vehicles used in farming and construction

Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

Please explain what are other uses of obtaining this document/certificate.e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

External Links[edit]

  • National Police - Nicaragua:


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