MOT demonstration test (class 1, 2, 4 and 7)
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
- an MOT testing station you work at (that’s open and trading)
You do not have to pay to do the demonstration test.
Before you book the test
Before you book the test, you need to:
- read the MOT testing manuals and special notices
- practise your inspection routine
- practise using the test equipment with different vehicles
- watch an experienced tester test different vehicles
How to book the test
You can book your demonstration test once you can carry out an MOT test without any help.
Sign in to the MOT testing service - your account should have been created when you did your qualification course.
Go to the your profile section and select qualifications.
Add your level 2 MOT testing certificate number, and choose where you want to do the demonstration test - you’ll need the ID number of the training centre or testing station.
Request a test by calling the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA). You’ll need your user ID from the MOT testing service and the name and ID number of the test location you chose in step 3.
DVSA will call you to set a test date - this can take several weeks.
If DVSA has not called you within 4 weeks, you can call them to get an update.
Telephone: 0300 123 9000 (choose option 2, then option 4)
Monday to Friday, 7:30am to 6pm
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What to bring to the test
When you take your test, make sure you bring:
- a vehicle that’s at least 3 years old, in the vehicle class you’re being tested on
- your UK driving licence (if you do not have a photocard licence you also need to take photo ID, such as your passport)
- your level 2 MOT testing award certificate
Your test will be cancelled if you do not bring these things with you.
What happens at the test
The DVSA 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
If you pass the demonstration test you can start doing MOT tests at the testing stations where you’re a registered tester. These are listed in the MOT testing service.
If you fail the demonstration test, the examiner will give you feedback and tell you what to do next.