Rehabilitation tests

A judicial police officer or a criminal-court judge has imposed a prohibition driving order on you (=driving disqualification). This means that you have to hand your diving licence over for a set period of time. In order to recover your driving licence after a driving disqualification, the judge may decide that you first have to pass a rehabilitation test, and more specifically a medical and/or psychological examination.

A rehabilitation test is a condition imposed by the judge in case of driving prohibition, in order to make sure you are physically and psychologically fit to drive a (motor) vehicle. The standards you should meet are set out in the RD of 23rd March 1998, appendix 6. You will learn more about the content and proceedings of the medical and psychological examinations in the RD of 23rd March 1998, appendix 14.

How much does it cost?

The price of the rehabilitation tests is set by the Ministerial Order of 8th March 2006 and is adjusted every year according to the health index.

In 2015, a medical examination costs 95 euros and a psychological examination costs 321 euros. You will get a discount if you already have a track record at the Vias institute (you have been convicted of a new offence or you have to submit to a test to extend the validity period of your driving licence).

Do you have financial problems? A payment by instalments is also possible.
Call the number 02/244.14.20.

What is the psychological examination exactly?

The rehabilitation psychological examination usually takes 2 hours and is divided into three parts:

  • An interview with a psychologist
  • Filling in questionnaires
  • Taking computer-tests

During the interview, the psychologist will ask you some questions on:

  • Your offence(s) and the circumstances in which it (they) occurred.
  • Your qualifications and professional position
  • Your family situation and social and personal life
  • Your consumption of alcohol, drugs or medicine
  • Your mental state

Through this interview, the psychologist appraises your behaviour in traffic and the way you have adjusted or will adjust your behaviour on the road.

The questionnaires give an overview of your consumption of alcohol, drugs and medicine and your personal characteristics which co-determine your ability to drive safely in traffic.

A computer enables us to assess the skills you need when driving in traffic:

  • Your reaction speed
  • Your alertness and your vigilance
  • The speed and accuracy of your perception of traffic elements

To do so, we use a computer programme, specially designed to test these characteristics. You don’t need to be a computer expert to be able to take these tests.

What is the medical examination exactly?

The medical examination usually takes 20 minutes.

Through an interview and medical examination, the doctor checks if your physical and mental state of health meets the minimum medical standards as described in appendix 6 of the RD of 23rd March 1998.

The final decision:

After completion of the tests, the doctor and the psychologist discuss the results together. A decision is made under the doctor’s responsibility.

The doctor can make the following decisions:

  • You are fit to drive
  • You are unfit to drive, which means that you don’t meet the minimum medical standards as described in appendix 6 of the 23rd March 1998 RD.
  • You are fit to drive but with some limitations or under certain conditions.

What does the Vias institute do for you?

You can contact the Vias institute to schedule a medical and/or psychological examination. We are an institution recognised by the Federal Public Service Mobility.