Become a MOT Tester 2018-03-21T20:44:35+00:00

So, you would like to become a MOT Tester? There are specific steps for anyone who wants to be able to carry out MOT Tests.


The first thing you need to do is make sure you are eligible.

MOT testers must have:

  • A current and full UK Driving Licence in the class of vehicles they wish to test.
  • To be nominated by an Authorised Examiner. If you don’t have a nominee then MOT Academy can nominate you.
  • Have 4 years experience working on class of vehicles you wish to test.
  • No ‘unspent’ convictions for criminal offences connected with the MOT Testing Scheme or the motor trade, or involving acts of violence or intimidation.
  • Good communication skills in English.

YES! I am eligible. What to do next?

The first step is you need our IMI Light Vehicle Inspection Techician L3 qualification / accreditation. You need no previous qualifications to take this course , but you do require 4 years experience working on cars to become an MOT Tester.

If you already have a suitable level 3 qualification you only need to take the Award in MOT testing and complete the VT8 final observation.
 If not then you will first need to complete our IMI Light Vehicle Inspection Training and Assessment, (see price list for details).

MOT Academy will give you everything you need to become a successful MOT Tester and gain your Level 3 Qualification as a light vehicle inspection technician.

You will then undertake the stage 2 Award in MOT Testing and then apply for your VOSA/ DVSA Vehicle Examiner Observation where you will be inspected completing an MOT, if you make less than 3 mistakes congratulations you will have your MOT License!

Ok, Lets find out how fast you can do that ?

Route 1:

One day (6 hour assessment) with MOT Academy

3 days Award in MOT Testing

Final Exam with VOSA Vehicle Examiner at your nominated site

Route 2:

2 days fast track training course to achieve the IMI Light vehicle inspection course

3 days Award in MOT Testing

Final Exam with VOSA Vehicle Examiner at your nominated site

World Class Facilities, World Class Training

Flexible course packages to suit all levels of training to help achieve your goals as a MOT Tester.