If you decide not to attend a driving school, you will need a private driving supervisor for your driving lessons. Your supervisor can be anyone who meets the following requirements:
- Is 24 years old or older
- Has held a driving licence of a relevant category for at least five out of last ten years.
- Be familiar with the vehicle, which will be used during driving lessons and be competent with it
- Has taken the introduction course for B category
A student is allowed to have two or more supervisors at a time. For example, both your parents could be your supervisors if they meet the requirements. A person who wishes to be your supervisor needs to apply for an official permission to become a supervisor (‘handledarbevis’ in Swedish). The application form can be found on the website of Swedish Transport Agency and the application fee currently is 170 SEK.
One supervisor is allowed to have up to 15 students at a time. For each student a separate approval needs to be obtained. Each approval is valid for 5 years from the date of its issuance. The driving supervisor is regarded as the driver during the driving lessons and bears all the responsibility. After applying to become a supervisor, both the student and the supervisor need to complete an introductory course. The driving schools usually offer such introductory course.