The approved driving instructor (ADI) check test will be replaced by the ADI standards check on 7 April 2014.
You have to take at least 1 check test during each 4-year period that you’re registered as an approved driving instructor (ADI).
You still have to take the check test if you:
- don’t have a pupil
- don’t have a car
- are not currently working as an ADI
The test makes sure that you are keeping up the proper standards of instruction.
It lasts for about 1 hour. There’s a 15 minute debrief at the end of the test when you get a grade of your performance.
How check tests are booked
You’ll get a letter from the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) asking you to go for your check test. It will tell you when it will be and where to go.
You won’t have to pay a fee to take your check test.
Not attending your test
The ADI registrar will give you another test date if you don’t attend.
You can be removed from the ADI register if you don’t attend on the second date.
There are different rules for taking a check test in Northern Ireland.