It’s illegal for someone to charge for driving lessons if they aren’t qualified and registered - you can report them to the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (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
Telephone: 0191 201 8120
Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm
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