Use your postcode to find details of your nearest driving test centres, including:
- what types of test you can take there
- the driving test waiting time at the centre
- any special instructions for using the centre
Step 1: Check if you can become an instructor
Step 2: Apply to become a driving instructor
Step 3: Get a trainer
Get a registered trainer to help you prepare for the 3 qualifying tests.
Step 4: Take the theory test (ADI part 1)
Step 5: Take the driving ability test (ADI part 2)
Step 6: Get practice teaching
Step 7: Take the instructional ability test (ADI part 3)
Step 8: Register and start working as an instructor
Once you've passed the tests you must register within 12 months.
When you have your certificate you can start charging for lessons. You can either:
- join a driving school
- set up your own business
You'll have at least one standards check every 4 years. You also need to renew your registration and get a new DBS check every 4 years.