Get a criminal record check if you’re applying to become an approved driving instructor (ADI) for the first time.

You can’t use one you have already - you must get a new one.

There’s a different service if you’re already an ADI wanting to renew your registration.

Start now on the Online Disclosures service

You’ll need to use the:

  • organisation PIN 105205
  • secret word axis
  • organisation name DVSA - PDI (PO)

Don’t apply for a criminal record check unless you’ve been told to by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA). Check the become a driving instructor tool if you’re unsure.

Proving your identity

When you’ve finished the online application, you must give proof of your identity.

You can do this at a Post Office offering the ‘CRB and ID verification service’.

You’ll need to take a printed page from your online application with barcodes on it and 3 original forms of ID (not copies). These can be:

  • your passport
  • your driving licence
  • a utility bill that’s less than 3 months old
  • a bank statement that’s less than 3 months old

The service costs £6.

There’s a different process to get your criminal record check if you’re applying to become an ADI in Northern Ireland.

Apply by post

You can apply for your criminal record check by post by filling in the criminal record check application pack request.

You’ll get your application pack within 5 working days.

Proving your identity

You must give proof of your identity. You can do this using either the Post Office ID checking service or by sending documents to GBGroup.

DVSA Online CRB Team 

GBGroup

1 Wilford Business Park

Ruddington Lane

Nottingham

NG11 7EP

Post Office ID checking service

To use the Post Office ID checking service, download the checking form and take it, with the right documents, to your local Post Office offering the ‘CRB and ID verification service’.

The service costs £8.75.

Postal check

To use the postal check service, you’ll have to send your original ID documents and a pre-paid special delivery envelope to GBGroup by special delivery.

The total cost is £11.80.

DVSA Online CRB Team 

GBGroup

1 Wilford Business Park

Ruddington Lane

Nottingham

NG11 7EP