Driving instructor registration and renewals

Find an approved driving instructor or driving school, registering as a driving instructor and renewing registrations.


  1. Find driving schools, lessons and instructors

    Find driving instructors near you who are approved by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA)

  2. Renew your approved driving instructor (ADI) registration

    Renew or re-register an approved driving instructor (ADI) registration - online or by post and the fees

  3. Become a car driving instructor

    You must become an approved driving instructor (ADI) if you want to charge people for lessons. You can do this as part of a driving school or by setting up your own business.

  4. Approved driving instructor (ADI) standards check

    When you have to take an ADI standards check (check test), what happens at the test and how your grade is decided

  5. Complain about a driving instructor

    Complain about an approved driving instructor (ADI) if you're not happy with their service or behaviour

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Guidance and regulation

  1. National standard for driver and rider training
  2. Approved driving instructor (ADI) standards check: marking sheet
  3. What's involved in being a driving instructor
  4. Driving instructor code of practice
  5. How to use approved driving instructor (ADI) online services
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News and communications

  1. Approved Driving Instructor Registrar webchat: modernising driver training
  2. Revised code of practice for driving instructors
  3. Driving instructor criminal record check changes
  4. ADI check test to be replaced from April 2014
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Research and statistics

  1. Approved driving instructor (ADI) test data by test centre
  2. Driver and rider testing and instructor statistics: October to December 2017
  3. Driver and rider testing and instructor statistics: July to September 2017
  4. Driver and rider testing and instructor statistics: April to June 2017
  5. Driver and rider testing and instructor statistics: January to March 2017
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. Introducing a compensation scheme for suspended driving instructors
  2. Impact of introducing approved driving instructor standards checks
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Transparency and freedom of information releases

  1. Contact information for driving instructors on the Find your nearest website
  2. Registered number of ADIs, trainee licence holders and PDIs and those ADIs not yet qualified
  3. Approved driving instructors (ADI) on the register over time since 1980
  4. Trainer booking procedure and form
  5. ADI registration fee: breakdown of how it is used
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