Becoming & Remaining an MOT Tester

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We are regularly asked questions on the different procedure’s to becoming an MOT tester, whether its becoming a new tester or returning to testing. Below we have provided a guide on some of the more common routes and you can view the full training requirements in Appendix 6 of the MOT Testing Guide.

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I have never been a tester before and I want to become a tester I am a qualified tester and I want to add Classes 3 and or 5 to my test group I am a qualified tester but my status has been lapsed for 6 months
First you must successfully complete: Initial tester training A demo test with the DVSA (within 6 months of the certificate date) Then, to stay active, you must: c) Complete at least 1 full MOT test within a 6 month period. d) Complete CPD and the assessment for every year Following. First you must successfully complete: The additional training for the class you wish to add A full demo test, with the DVSA, including the additional elements from the new test group Then, to stay active, you must: c) Complete at least 1 full MOT test within a 6 month period. d) Complete CPD and the assessment for every year Following. To resume testing you must successfully complete: The current years CPD and assessment . AND log it competently onto your MTS profile. Additional training may be required A demo test with the DVSA Then, to stay active, you must: d) Complete at least 1 full MOT test within a 6 month period. e) Complete CPD and the assessment for every year following.
What if I don’t complete b) What if I don’t complete b) What if I don’t complete c) or d)
Your status will not become active and you may be required to complete additional training before a VT8 demo can be completed. Your status for the new group will not become active and you cannot begin testing for that group. Your status will lapse and you will be suspended from testing until you complete additional training , the current CPD & assessment and/or a VT8 demo.
What if I don’t complete c) or d) What if I don’t complete c) or d)
Your status will lapse and you will be suspended from testing until you complete additional training , the current CPD & assessment and/or a VT8 demo. Your status will lapse and you will be suspended from testing until you complete additional training for each class, the current CPD & assessment and/or a VT8 demo.
I am a qualified tester but my status has been lapsed for 2 years I am a qualified tester but my status has been lapsed for 5 years
To resume testing you must successfully complete: The current years CPD and assessment . AND log it competently onto your MTS profile. Additional training will be required A demo test with the DVSA Then, to stay active, you must: d) Complete at least 1 full MOT test within a 6 month period. e) Complete CPD and the assessment for every year following. First you must successfully complete: Initial tester training A demo test with the DVSA (within 6 months of the new certificate date) Then, to stay active, you must: c) Complete at least 1 full MOT test within a 6 month period. d) Complete CPD and the assessment for every year Following.
What if I don’t complete c) or d) What if I don’t complete b)
Your status will lapse and you will be suspended from testing until you complete additional training , the current CPD & assessment and/or a VT8 demo. Your status will not become active and you may be required to complete additional training before a VT8 demo can be completed.
What if I don’t complete c) or d)
Your status will lapse and you will be suspended from testing until you complete additional training , the current CPD & assessment and/or a VT8 demo.