Update your personal details for your approved driving instructor (ADI) registration. You can also agree to keep your professional skills up to date, agree to the voluntary ADI code of practice and view your check test history.

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

What you need to know

Start now on the Department for Transport website

The online service is available from 6am to 11:30pm.

You need your:

  • online user ID from the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA)
  • password

There’s a different process to update your ADI registration in Northern Ireland.

Your user ID and password

You can find your user ID on letters you get from DVSA. It’s not the same as your ADI personal reference number.

Email DVSA if you’ve never had, or have lost, your user ID.

You must include your driving licence number and 2 of the following in your email:

  • your ADI number
  • your date of birth
  • your postcode held on the ADI register

Rules for passwords

You can’t use any of your 5 previously used passwords.

Your password must be at least 9 characters long. It must include at least 3 of the following:

  • uppercase characters, eg A B C
  • lowercase characters, eg a b c
  • numeric digits, eg 1 2 3
  • special characters, eg £ % &

Help with updating your details

Email DVSA if you have any problems updating your details online.

  • Takes around 10 minutes
  • Not available in Northern Ireland

Get started on the Department for Transport website

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