MOT tester training and annual assessments

Staying qualified as an MOT tester

You must complete training and pass an assessment between April and March every year.

This year’s deadline has been extended because of coronavirus (COVID-19). If you qualified after 1 May 2020, you do not need to start training or do your annual assessment until after 1 April 2021.

Your MOT tester status will be suspended if you do not pass the annual assessment.

What you need to do

  1. Do at least 3 hours of training each year and 16 hours in 5 years.

  2. Keep a record of your training.

  3. Book and take your assessment.

If you pass the assessment, you’ll get a certificate. You can check if your certificate has been uploaded in the ‘Annual assessment certificates’ section of your MOT testing service profile. Contact your training provider if it’s not been recorded correctly.