In 2016 the DVSA introduced the new MoT Tester Annual Training and Assessment, replacing the five-year refresher course. For the next five years it is now the MoT Tester’s annual responsibility to source their own training and take the assessment every year between 1stApril and 31stMarch.
The MoT Tester must complete a minimum of three hours CPD, (Continuing Professional Development) training each year over a five-year period; with four hours completed in one of those years to make up a total of sixteen hours over the 5 years. Each year the MoT Tester must sit and pass an assessment.
With just a few clicks you can sign up to our new e-Learning Package and, at your convenience, complete your MoT Annual Training and Assessment. Our e-Leaning package is updated every year to include all the latest material covering the training syllabus, this syllabus is set by the DVSA and changes every year.
Once you’ve completed the course you can download and print your certificate and update your training records. MoT Club Members with our web package can store all of their training records online AND receive a discount on the e-Learning and Assessment.
The MoT Tester must score at least 70% in the assessment in order to pass, however, this is expected to increase to 80% over the next few years. It consists of 30 multiple choice questions and takes up to 45 minutes to complete. The assessment is ‘open book’, so the MoT Tester can use notes and the MoT inspection manual during the assessment.
Once the assessment has been completed and passed the MoT Tester will be issued with a certificate and the certificate number must be entered into the MoT Testing Service (MTS) under the MoT Tester’s Profile.
Consequences of non-compliance and failure
Should the MoT Tester fail the assessment they can resit as many times as required, however, should the MoT Tester fail to complete the assessment and pass before the end of March each year they will be locked out of the MTS and no longer able to carry out MoT Tests. The DVSA would need to be contacted and often the MoT Tester must complete all the MoT annual training and pass the assessment before the account is re-activated. The MoT Tester may have to carry out a demonstration MoT Test in front of the DVSA.
If the MOT Tester fails to complete the training from a previous year, they will be required to complete that training alongside the current years’ training before the account is unlocked. The MoT Tester may also have to carry out a demonstration MoT Test in front of the DVSA.
The Risk score at the Vehicle Testing Station is now heavily weighted on the MoT Testers statistics, not only in terms of the quality of MoT Tests but also their annual training and assessment performance. The importance of MoT Annual Training and Assessment has never been so high.
Purchasing our packages
The MoT Club can supply individual MoT Testers, MoT Testing Stations or Groups of MoT Testing Stations with either the standalone e-Learning package, the Assessment only or the full package of both the E-Learning and Assessment.
Half-Day Training Courses
If you prefer face to face training, we offer this too! Classes ranging from five to ten Testers can be carried out at your premises, at our office in Weston-super-Mare or one of our other venues throughout the UK.
Please note that once a login code has been issued for the online assessment, it is not refundable under any circumstances.