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Update: MOT testing guide for test stations (1)

Date: Thursday 02 July 2020

The DVSA has just updated its MOT testing guide for test stations which details how the MOT scheme is administered, the rules for authorised examiners and testers, and the facilities and equipment needed.

This guide sets out the rules you have to follow to run an MOT test station.

The guide includes information on:

  • how to become an MOT authorised examiner (a sole trader, partnership or limited company authorised to run an MOT test station)
  • the facilities, equipment and security you need
  • eligibility to be an MOT tester, qualifications, and training and assessments
  • appeals and complaints from vehicle owners
  • documents, including forms, certificates and manuals
  • disciplinary action that can be taken against you if you do not meet the standards
  • clearing prohibitions from unsafe vehicles
  • accounts and fees
  • MOT testing service rules and user roles
  • the process to follow when the MOT testing service is unavailable

The MOT inspection manuals for cars and passenger vehicles and motorcycles set out the processes and standards for the MOT test itself.

The updated guide can be downloaded HERE

The full details of the latest amendments are set out in the change table in the document.