In the Czech Republic, road vehicles are eligible for operation in road traffic if they have a valid proof of passing a roadworthiness test (TK) and an emissions inspection (EK), unless they are not subject to these. Technical inspection of emissions can be performed at an emissions measurement station prior to performing other inspections at a roadworthiness test station. Roadworthiness is attested by a record in Part II of the vehicle registration certificate (Part C, “Certificate of Technical Qualification of the Vehicle”), a red roadworthiness sticker and the technical inspection results in roadworthiness certificate (known as the “Protocol on Regular Technical Inspection ”). The certificate of technical qualification of the vehicle in Part II of the vehicle registration certificate before 20/05/2018 includes the date to which the roadworthiness certificate is valid, the date of the roadworthiness test, the roadworthiness log or “protocol” number and the stamp and signature of person making the record. This person must be an official or an authorised person from the technical inspection station. The proof of test is the red sticker, which must be attached onto the rear registration plate of the vehicle. Perforations in the sticker indicate the month and year of expiry of the roadworthiness of the vehicle. All data on technical inspections are entered into the Technical Inspection Station Information System, which is a public administration system, and the register of road vehicles.
Categories of Vehicles
First mandatory test
Subsequent tests (frequency
M1, N1, O2, O1
Within four years after the date of first registration
Every two years
M2, M3, N2, N3, O3, O4
M1, N1, L vehicles with the right of priority, taxis, hire vehicles
Within one year after the date of first registration
O1, L, except L-category vehicles with an internal combustion engine capacity of no more than 50 cm3 or a maximum speed of no more than 50 km/h
Within six years after the date of first registration
Every four years
If a road vehicle is re-registered from another EU Member State, the due date for a roadworthiness test shall be calculated from the date of the last periodic roadworthiness test in the EU Member State. If the vehicle passes its test, the centre will produce the same documents as for a vehicle already registered in the Czech Republic.
Roadworthiness test stations perform periodic vehicle roadworthiness tests and issue roadworthiness documents. A test station must hold a roadworthiness test license issued by the District authority for road traffic and road infrastructure in the region where the test station is located.
There is central information system on vehicle roadworthiness test results.
As of 01/10/2018, new frequencies of regular technical inspections apply.