Approved driving instructor (ADI) part 1 test

1. Overview

The approved driving instructor (ADI) part 1 test is a theory test. It’s the first of 3 tests you have to pass to qualify as an ADI.

The test costs £81.

You must have been accepted to start the qualifying process by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) before you book the ADI part 1 test.

The test takes around 1 hour 45 minutes and includes:

  • multiple-choice questions
  • hazard perception

You must pass both parts at the same time to pass the test.

There’s no limit to how many times you can take the test.

You can take the test in English or Welsh.

The ADI part 1 test works differently in Northern Ireland.