DVSA announces stricter protocols for MOT testers

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has announced new annual training measures for MOT testers who fail to complete their annual training within the annual training year.

At the moment, MOT testers failing to complete the year’s annual training are required to do a demonstration test with the DVSA and complete the current year’s annual training.

However, as of January they will be required to complete a DBS check, a DVSA demonstration and the current year’s annual training. The DBS check must be uploaded to the MOT admin hub and be available at the time of the DVSA demonstration.

Stuart James, IGA chief executive, said: “It’s essential for MOT testers to understand the importance of staying current with their annual training. Failing to complete these requirements and subsequently encountering challenges with the DBS check may affect their eligibility for reinstatement as an MOT tester. The DVSA’s commitment to maintaining industry standards is clear, and it’s our hope that all testers will embrace this opportunity to continue providing a high-quality service to the public.

“As the leading trade association in the UK’s independent automotive sector, our dedication to assisting MOT centres across the industry remains unwavering. The IGA is here to support the independent sector with all of their training needs.”