We’re introducing a new model of annual training and assessment to replace the former refresher course to help improve road and vehicle safety.
News and updates
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.
Authorised Examiners (AEs) and Nominated Testers (NTs) have now started claiming their accounts in preparation for switching to the new MOT testing service. DVSA emailed instructions to all AEs on 18 June 2015 explaining how they can claim their new accounts.
DVSA has recently issued instructions to Authorised Examiners about how they can get rid of their old IT equipment (MOT Computerisation) after switching over to the new MOT testing service.
DVSA’s MOT Training, Education and Skills Support (MTESS) team is currently developing nationally recognised qualifications that will professionalise the role of MOT testers and AEs (Authorised Examiners). The aim is to modernise the way in which MOT tester and AE training is carried out, to better meet the needs of our customers.
Over the last few months we’ve been surveying garages about switching over to the new MOT testing service, and now over 75% of garages have told us they’re ready. We’re going to be contacting sites and testers ahead of their switchover to the new service in September 2015.