MOT tester training and annual assessments

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Staying qualified as an MOT tester

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

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.