You must get a criminal record check if you’re an approved driving instructor (ADI) and want to renew your registration.

You can’t use one you have already - you must get a new one.

There’s a different service if you’re applying to become an ADI for the first time.

Start now on the Online Disclosures service

Before you start

You can’t apply for your criminal record check more than 6 months before your ADI registration runs out. It normally takes around 3 months but can take longer.

What happens next

You must go to a Post Office offering the ‘CRB and ID verification service’ and give proof of your identity. The service costs £6.

You’ll need to take a printed page from your online application with barcodes on it and 3 of the following types of ID:

  • your passport
  • your driving licence
  • a utility bill that’s less than 3 months old
  • a bank statement that’s less than 3 months old

They must be originals not copies.

There’s a different way to get a criminal record disclosure to renew your ADI registration in Northern Ireland.