5. Nominated Tester Training (NTT) course

To become an MOT Nominated Tester (NT), you’ll need to complete a 2 or 3 day course, depending on the vehicle class that you want to test.

Before the course

You need to show that you:

  • meet the qualifying criteria to become an NT
  • hold a relevant qualification

Class 1 and 2

The 2-day DVSA course for classes 1 and 2 motorbike MOT testing covers the following:

  • relevant acts and regulations
  • classes of vehicle
  • standards and procedures
  • reasons for refusal to start a test
  • recent changes
  • tools for the job
  • documentation and security
  • use of the vehicle testing station (VTS) MOT Computerisation device

Class 3, 4, 5 or 7

The 3-day course for classes 3, 4, 5 and 7 covers:

  • relevant acts and regulations
  • tools for the job
  • when you can refuse to begin a test
  • use of the testing manual
  • standards and procedures
  • documentation and security
  • use of the VTS MOT Computerisation device
  • routine inspection
  • classes of vehicle

You can email or phone DVSA if you have any queries.

DVSA Helpline
Telephone: 0300 123 9000
Monday to Friday, 7:30am to 6pm
Find out about call charges

How to apply

  1. Fill in a VT78 Nominated Tester Training application form.

  2. Send it to DVSA with your evidence.

DVSA Training Services
Booking section
Berkeley House
Croydon Street
Bristol BS5 ODA