Booking your test
You can book your approved driving instructor (ADI) part 3 test when you’ve passed your ADI part 2 test.
It’s the last of 3 tests you have to pass to qualify as an ADI. It’s a test of your ability to teach pupils.
The ADI part 3 test works differently in Northern Ireland.
The national standard for driver and rider training tells you everything you must be able to do to pass the test.
You can find driving instructor training if you need help to prepare for the test.
Change or check your test details
You can change the date of your test after you’ve booked.
You can check the details if you’ve lost the email confirmation you were sent when you booked your test.
Rebook your test
Rebook your ADI part 3 test if you failed your first or second attempt at the test and want to resit it. You have to choose a date at least 10 working days away.
You can’t rebook the test if you fail it a third time.
Step 1 Check if you can become an instructor
Step 2 Apply to become a driving instructor
Step 3 Get a trainer
Get a registered trainer to help you prepare for the 3 qualifying tests.
Step 4 Take the theory test (ADI part 1)
Step 5 Take the driving ability test (ADI part 2)
Step 6 Get practice teaching
Step 7 Take the instructional ability test (ADI part 3)
Step 8 Register and start working as an instructor
Once you've passed the tests you must register within 12 months.
When you have your certificate you can start charging for lessons. You can either:
- join a driving school
- set up your own business
You'll have at least one standards check every 4 years. You also need to renew your registration and get a new DBS check every 4 years.