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

The Driving Standards Agency (DSA) and Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) have merged to form the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA).

What you need to know

Start now on the Department for Transport website

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

You will need:

  • your driving licence number
  • your criminal record disclosure number, and the date it was produced (unless you’ve been told not to get one yet)
  • 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) if you have any problems applying online.

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

  • Takes around 15 minutes
  • Not available in Northern Ireland

Get started on the Department for Transport website

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