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This publication is available at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/mot-special-notice-05-16/mot-special-notice-05-16
For all authorised examiners (AEs) and nominated testers (NTs)
1. MOT annual training and assessment
DVSA will replace the currently suspended MOT tester refresher course with MOT annual training and an annual assessment from 1 April 2016.
NTs will now need to complete MOT annual training and pass an assessment between the start of April and the end of the following March each year to maintain their testing status.
NTs will need to complete annual training and an assessment for each vehicle test group they test in:
- class 1 and 2 vehicles (group A)
- class 3, 4, 5 and 7 vehicles (group B)
In order to maintain their testing status for each vehicle test group they test all testers will have to:
- complete a minimum of 16 hours training over a rolling 5-year period
- complete a minimum of 3 hours training every year
- pass an annual assessment
Each tester will be responsible for:
- planning and completing their annual training
- recording their annual training
- passing their annual assessment
NTs must acknowledge they’ve read and understood this MOT special notice by clicking the green ‘Acknowledge’ button, this can only be done through the MOT testing service.
For more information about the MOT annual training and assessment and examples of training logs read our Changes to MOT training guidance on the GOV.UK website.