DVSA raises MOT Tester stakes

MOT Testers will see an increase in the annual training pass mark from 1 May following DVSA’s mission to improve the knowledge base amongst MOT centres.

Since last year the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI), the automotive professional body, has become a market leader within the MOT training sector by servicing nearly 70% of MOT Testers. The introduction of an annual assessment has meant all MOT Testers regularly meet a minimum benchmark set by DVSA, which helps ensure vehicle technicians have the correct knowledge to carry out MOT’s on customer’s vehicles.

Steve Nash, chief executive at the IMI, said, ‘Safeguarding vehicle technicians and the public by upskilling workforces is never a bad thing. The MOT sector has experienced a lot of changes over the last year with the introduction of the annual training and assessment, however the IMI will continue to support the sector as we move forward.’