Apply to start qualifying as an approved driving instructor (ADI).

This service is available from 6am to 11:30pm.

Start now on the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency service

Before you start

You must get a criminal record disclosure number specifically to become a driving instructor before you apply.

You also need:

  • your driving licence number
  • details of any motoring or non-motoring offences, and disqualifications from driving
  • details of any court cases being brought against you

Help with your application

Email the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) to get help applying.

There’s a different process to apply to become an ADI in Northern Ireland.