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:
- reading the MOT testing manuals and special notices
- practising your inspection routine
- making sure you have all the necessary documents, for example your driving licence
How to book the test
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 pick where you want to do the demonstration test - you’ll need the training centre or testing station ID number.
A Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) examiner will call you to arrange the test.
If you qualified by taking an old DVSA nominated tester training (NTT) course, call your local DVSA area office to book the demonstration test. You must pass the test by 31 December 2016, otherwise you’ll need to start the qualifying process again.
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
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.