Become an MOT tester

4. DVSA MOT demonstration test

You must pass an MOT demonstration test when you’ve got your level 2 MOT testing certificate.

You can do the demonstration test at either:

  • the training centre where you took the qualification course
  • the MOT testing station you work at

Preparing for the test

Prepare for the demonstration test by:

How to book the test

  1. Sign in to the MOT testing service - your account should have been created when you did your qualification course.

  2. Go to the ‘your profile’ section and select ‘qualifications’.

  3. Add your level 2 MOT testing certificate number, and pick where you want to do the demonstration test - you’ll need the training centre or testing station ID number.

  4. A Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) examiner will call you to arrange the test.

You don’t have to pay to do the demonstration test.

How the test works

A DVSA examiner will check your:

  • UK driving licence (if you don’t have a photocard licence you also need to take photo ID, such as your passport)
  • level 2 MOT testing award certificate

The examiner will explain what you’ll have to do. They’ll ask you to:

  • carry out a demonstration test
  • record the result in a practice version of the MOT testing service
  • answer some questions about the MOT

Test result

If you pass the demonstration test you can do MOT tests at the approved testing station where you’re the ‘nominated tester’ in the MOT testing service.

If you fail the demonstration test, the examiner will give you feedback and tell you what to do next.