It's easy to get caught up in thinking how we should improve the MOT testing service, but it’s also worth reflecting on the importance of the MOT itself and the vital contribution you’re making to road safety.
News and updates
We’ve now started sending out the new MOT security cards to all trade users of the MOT testing service, that’s over 73,000 people. Over the next 6 weeks we’ll be sending around 2,500 cards every day.
In this blog, we look at why the new cards are more secure and how we’re testing their use before the roll out later this year.
You’ll get a brand new security card later this year to replace the current PIN system. This card will make the MOT service more secure by making sure only you can sign into your account.
We’re introducing a new model of annual training and assessment to replace the former refresher course to help improve road and vehicle safety.
In these videos, we spoke to testers who took part in the annual training pilot to get their feedback.
After listening to the MOT trade's feedback we’re replacing MOT tester refresher training with a new model of annual training and assessment.
DVSA and the transport industry are working together to encourage van owners and drivers to better maintain their vehicles. We’ve created a range of useful videos and guidance to encourage van users to stay safe and legal.
You can now read and comment on the draft national occupational standards for the roles of MOT testers and authorised examiners (AEs) on the Sector Skills website.
The Sector Skills Council for the automotive retail industry and DVSA’s MOT Training Education and Skills Support (MTESS) team are developing National Occupational Standards. They met last month at venues in England, Scotland and Wales with representatives from the MOT trade to discuss specific skills and knowledge for MOT testers, AEs and site managers.