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Source: BUS Sachsen-Anhalt (Linie6PLus)

Renew workshop card


The workshop card is a tachograph card that is issued to an authorized recording equipment manufacturer, installer, vehicle manufacturer or workshop. It identifies the card holder and enables the tachograph to be checked, calibrated and data downloaded.
The workshop card is used by technicians at workshops authorized in accordance with § 57b StVZO who install and calibrate digital tachographs and by tachograph manufacturers. It is PIN-protected and valid for 1 year.
When submitting the application, the workshop must be recognized or commissioned in accordance with § 57b StVZO and proof of training of the responsible specialist (technician) must be submitted. The documents must not be older than 3 years.
The period of validity of the workshop follow-up card is 1 year.
The competent body will renew the card within 15 working days of receipt of the application and submission of all required documents.

The workshops recognized and authorized according to § 57b StVZO, manufacturers of tachographs and vehicle manufacturers are entitled to apply.

  • Access to the ELSTER organization account, if applicable
  • Proof of entry in the commercial register or business registration
  • Proof of training for a specialist in accordance with the tachograph recording equipment training guideline
  • Proof of employment of the responsible specialist
  • Proof of recognition or commissioning of the workshop in accordance with § 57b StVZO
  • Your workshop card
  • As an authorized representative, a power of attorney or - as the owner of the company - an informal letter stating your name, address, date and place of birth.

Cost type: variable
Cost amount (variable): from 30 to 50 euros
Description of costs: Administration fee

15 working days


Contact the TÜV or Dekra.

Forms available: Yes
Written form required: Yes
Informal application possible: No
Personal appearance necessary: Yes

  • Depending on the federal state, you can submit the application to renew your workshop card with the required documents and information online or on site.
    • At your local driving license authority
    • or another competent authority (e.g. TÜV, DEKRA).
  • To identify yourself online and check your documents, you must have the option of online authentication via a company account and digital upload of the required documents.
  • You can pay for the application online via a payment service provider.
  • The creation of a workshop card is subject to a fee.
  • As part of the application process, you must provide all the required information and submit or upload documents.
  • The responsible office will check your details for completeness and accuracy.
  • The personalized workshop card will be issued to the company against confirmation of receipt.
  • The required identification number (PIN number) will be sent directly to the responsible specialist at the private address provided.

For each application for renewal of a workshop card due to expiry of the deadline, the company must provide proof that the assigned specialist (technician) is still employed by the company.

Written proof of the employment relationship must be signed by both the employer and the appointed specialist.

The renewal of the workshop card should be applied for at least 15 working days before the previous workshop card expires

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

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