The Driving Standards Agency (DSA) and Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) have merged to form the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA).

It’s illegal for someone to charge for driving lessons if they aren’t qualified and registered - you can report them to DVSA.

The only people who can charge a fee to give driving lessons are:

  • approved driving instructors - they must display a green badge in their windscreen
  • trainee driving instructors with a licence - they must display a pink badge in their windscreen

To report someone who you think is an illegal driving instructor, email or phone DVSA.

DVSA fraud and integrity team
integrity.team@dsa.gsi.gov.uk
0115 936 6051
Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm
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