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Participation is limited to sixteen teams and registration is done on a first come, first serve basis. The event will include both training and assessment sessions. During the assessment, the participants are organised in Club teams and receive points based on performance. The teams are expected to identify the cause of breakdown on various vehicles and to repair them.


Criteria for evaluation: 

·         Safe way to address the breakdown

·         Customer service

·         Time spent for the repair

·         Usage of the knowledge acquired during the theoretical sessions

·         Team work

·         Own automotive technical knowledge

·         Success of repair


Number of participants: 

One team per Club with:

·         1 member of road patrol

·         1 road patrol trainer

·         1 interpreter (if required)


He/she should not have participated at least in the last edition of the Road Patrol Training for Excellence.

Patrol Trainer:

He/she should not have participated at least in the last edition of the Road Patrol Training for Excellence.


Should an organisations have only one trainer among their employees, this trainer is entitled to enroll and to participate 2 years in a row in the RPTfE. However, it is up to the organisation committee to assess the enrollment case by case to make the final decision.


The interpreter helps his/her team whenever the language is a barrier to understand the training knowledge and enables the communication with the trainers during the assessment. There is no restriction for the interpreters to participate in the RPTfE several times.


Technical coordination team (Trainers): 

-         The Automobile Association (AA)

-         Koninklijke Nederlandse Toeristenbond (ANWB)

-         Touring Club Belgium (TCB)

-         Club Assist


Languages: The training and assessment sessions will be in English. Translation into other languages will be provided for the highest requested languages and depending on possibilities on the spot. The teams who do not speak English are encouraged to come with their own interpreter.


Patrol Cars / Roadside Tools: 

Participants are encouraged to come with their own fully equipped road patrol cars and diagnostic devices. The teams will be asked to use road patrol equipment during the contest. The host organisation HAK can make available few provisional road patrol cars for the teams who cannot bring their own.

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