The authorisation of a training centre shall be granted to a legal entity providing training for train drivers or candidate train drivers on a programme-by-programme basis:
Training centres must comply with the conditions laid down in the Commission Decision on the criteria for the recognition of training centres providing training to train drivers, the criteria for the recognition of train driving examiners and the criteria for the organisation of examinations in accordance with Directive 2007/59/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council 2011/765/EU (OJ L No 314, 29.11.2011, p. 36).
The purpose of the authorisation procedure is to provide reasonable assurance that applicants providing training to train drivers or driver candidates have fulfilled their obligations to ensure that the training of drivers or driver candidates is carried out in accordance with the applicable legislation.
The authorisation of a training centre shall be granted for a maximum period of five years. It can be extended or amended, or its scope can be supplemented.