How to become an MOT Tester

Becoming an MOT tester is a great career choice for those interested in the automotive industry. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to become an MOT tester.

    1. Check eligibility: The first step to becoming an MOT tester is to check if you meet the eligibility requirements. According to the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA), to take an MOT testing course, you must have a current and full UK driving license for the vehicle classes you want to test, and be a skilled mechanic with at least 4 years of full-time employment experience servicing and repairing the types of vehicles you want to test 5. Contact a member of the S&B Academy team who can support you to check eligibility.

    2. Pass the MOT demonstration test: Once you have confirmed your eligibility, the next step is to pass the MOT demonstration test. The MOT demonstration test is a practical test that assesses your ability to carry out MOT tests to the required standard. The test is available for classes 1, 2, 4, and 7 vehicles 1. You can book the test through the DVSA website.

    3. Take an MOT tester qualification course: After passing the MOT demonstration test, you need to take an MOT tester qualification course. The course is available for classes 1, 2, 4, and 7 vehicles 3. You can find a course provider on the DVSA website and book the course with them.

    4. Complete annual training and assessment: Once you have completed the MOT tester qualification course, you need to complete annual training and assessment to maintain your qualification. The annual training and assessment cover changes to the MOT testing service and updates to the MOT testing manual 2.

    5. Find an authorized testing station: After completing the MOT tester qualification course and annual training and assessment, you can start carrying out MOT tests at an authorized testing station. You can find authorized testing stations on the DVSA website.

    6. Return to MOT testing: If you have previously been an MOT tester and want to return to MOT testing, you need to do more training and take a test. The training and test cover changes to the MOT testing service and updates to the MOT testing manual 6.

    In conclusion, becoming an MOT tester requires eligibility, passing the MOT demonstration test, taking an MOT tester qualification course, completing annual training and assessment, finding an authorized testing station, and returning to MOT testing if necessary. By following these steps, you can become a qualified MOT tester and start a rewarding career in the automotive industry.

    S&B Academy is an approved IMI training centre for MOT qualifications, booking is easy and one of our consultants will be happy to answer any questions. To review our full range of commercial courses follow

  To find out more about how you can attend MOT training, talk to our team today about opportunities.

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