Accelerated permit: what do you need to know?

Accelerated permit: what do you need to know?


The accelerated license, also called “intensive license”, is a term that is not unknown to us if we are interested in the driving license closely. Indeed, as its name suggests, it is a more intensive training than the usual training. Indeed, it allows you to obtain your license in less than a month. We will find out what the intensive permit is really about, find out the cost of this accelerated training and know its advantages and disadvantages.

The intensive license is a faster way to learn the Highway Code (theory) and driving (practical). This training allows the impatient to have their driving license in a month, or even less.

For theoretical training (Highway Code), the duration of the driving school course varies between 2 and 4 days. Professionals take care of the apprenticeship of the candidates. The latter study in a room and benefit from many important tips and explanations in order to easily memorize the main rules of the Code. At the end of the training, students must pass a mock exam. Then they have to take the ETG (the Code exam). With the accelerated permit , candidates are completely relieved of the usual administrative procedures.

For driving, students take driving lessons of 20 to 30 hours spread over a period of 5 to 10 days. Learning is also supported by expert trainers. Candidates first practice on a circuit. It is only after the instructor’s satisfaction that a student will be able to face the real traffic conditions.

How much does the expedited license cost?

The price of the intensive permit may vary depending on the city and region. Indeed, the cost of intensive training in Paris varies between 1,500 and 3,000 euros. However, it is preferable to go to the provinces to take the course, because the price is much lower there. This will save you money.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of the accelerated permit?

The advantages:

  • The training is faster than standard training
  • The courses take place face-to-face
  • The administrative procedures are taken care of by the driving school
  • The fact of working in a group boosts motivation

The disadvantages:

  • The price is higher compared to the normal training
  • The training is a bit too intensive for some
  • The duration of the driving course can be extended

By way of conclusion, we were able to deduce that despite its many advantages, particularly in terms of the duration of the training, the intensive permit has certain limits. Indeed, obtaining the driver’s license in 30 days is a golden offer, but it comes at a considerable price. It is also important to know that even if the learning is intensive, this in no way guarantees that a student will pass the exam, whether it is the theoretical part or the practical part. However, for anyone in a hurry, this is the best way to get their permit.