You get a certificate when your vehicle passes an MOT. These samples show what it can look like.
If the MOT computer system isn’t working, the MOT tester will fill in a ‘contingency’ certificate.
Check the vehicle’s MOT history if you’re not sure if an MOT certificate is genuine.
Changes to the design of certificates
The design of the MOT certificate has changed. This is because defects started to be categorised differently from 20 May 2018.
Old-style certificates are still valid until the date they’re due to expire. You don’t need to replace yours with a new-style certificate.