The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has issued new training measures for MOT testers who fail to complete their annual training.
Currently, MOT testers failing to complete the year’s annual training are required to do a demonstration test with the DVSA and complete the current year’s annual training.
From January, MOT testers who fail to complete the year’s annual training who later want to be reinstated as an MOT tester, will be required to complete a DBS check, a DVSA demonstration and the current year’s annual training. The DBS check must be uploaded to the MOT Admin Hub and be available at the time of the DVSA demonstration.
Stuart James, Independent Garage Association chief executive, said: “It’s essential for MOT testers to understand the importance of staying current with their annual training. Failing to complete these requirements and subsequently encountering challenges with the DBS check may affect their eligibility for reinstatement as an MOT tester. The DVSA’s commitment to maintaining industry standards is clear, and it’s our hope that all testers will embrace this opportunity to continue providing a high-quality service to the public.”
Testers can book their annual training now by calling 01788 538 399. Visit RMItrainingAcademy.co.uk for annual training options. The RMI Academy of Automotive Skills was set up by the Retail Motor Industry Federation (RMI) in 2015 to act as a leading resource for automotive training in the UK and delivers high quality cost effective training without commercial interests.