Approved driving instructor (ADI) part 3 test

1. Overview

The approved driving instructor (ADI) part 3 test is a test of your ability to instruct pupils. It’s the last of 3 tests you have to pass to qualify as an ADI.

The test costs £111.

You must pass the ADI part 2 test before you book the ADI part 3 test.

The test takes around one hour and includes an assessment of:

  • core competencies
  • instructional techniques
  • instructor characteristics

The examiner will assess these by playing the role of 2 different pupils.

You can find driving instructor training if you need help to prepare for the test.

You can apply for your first ADI badge and join the ADI register when you pass the test.

The ADI part 3 test works differently in Northern Ireland.