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

Start now on the Department for Transport website

Before you start

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.