Old 'ADI check test' grades
The approved driving instructor (ADI) standards check replaced the ADI check test on 7 April 2014.
Old ADI check test grades will apply until you take your first standards check.
If you got a grade 2 or 3 in your last ADI check test, you’ll have 2 attempts to pass the new ADI standards check.
Old ‘ADI check test’ grades
|E||Educational check test|
Educational check test grade
Educational (E) grades will not be given to newly qualified instructors in the new standard checks.
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.