Guidance

Get MOT modernisation email alerts

How to sign up for email alerts to get the latest updates about about the move to the new MOT testing service.

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The move to the MOT testing service has finished, so this guidance is no longer relevant.

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MOT modernisation email alerts

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) wants the MOT trade to sign up for email alerts to make sure you get all the information you need about the plans to replace your existing VTS devices with the new MOT testing service by September 2015.

MOT modernisation email alerts

All the major updates about MOT modernisation - which will help prepare you and your garage for the move over to the new service - will be published on the Matters of Testing blog.

All authorised examiners (AEs), nominated testers (NTs) and other vehicle testing station (VTS) staff need to sign up for email alerts to keep themselves up to date about MOT modernisation.

You should give as many of your business details as possible - especially your user ID, job title and VTS number - during the sign-up process. This will help DVSA to make sure you get the information you need about the switchover to the new service.

Sign up for alerts

All AEs, NTs and other VTS staff should make sure they provide their user ID, job title and VTS number during the sign up process.

To sign up for email alerts from the Matters of Testing blog:

  1. Visit Matters of Testing email alerts.
  2. Enter your email address and click ‘Submit’.
  3. Confirm your email address and enter a password and click ‘Submit’.
  4. Click on the ‘Subscriber Preferences’ link.
  5. Click on the ‘Questions’ tab.
  6. Enter all your relevant MOT business details - give as much information as you can including your user ID, job title and VTS number - and click ‘Submit’.

You can contact DVSA if you need help signing up by emailing mot.modernisation@vosa.gov.uk.

Add or update your MOT details

You should add or update your business details with your user ID, job title and VTS number to help DVSA make sure you get the information you need about the switchover to the new service.

To add or update your details:

  1. Visit Matters of Testing email alerts.
  2. Enter your email address and click ‘Submit’.
  3. Enter your password (if you have one) and click ‘Submit’.
  4. Click on the ‘Subscriber Preferences’ link.
  5. Click on the ‘Questions’ tab.
  6. Enter your user ID, job title and VTS number and click ‘Submit’.

You can contact DVSA if you need help signing up by emailing mot.modernisation@vosa.gov.uk.

More information

DVSA will publish advice and guidance in the MOT modernisation section.

MOT testing service

Questions, comments and suggestions about the new MOT testing service being introduced by the MOT modernisation project.

Published 9 April 2014
Last updated 7 October 2014 + show all updates
  1. Added guidance for authorised examiners and nominated testers to add their user ID to their Matters of Testing email alert profile.
  2. First published.