Eligibility to become an MOT tester

For eligibility to become an MOT tester, you must:

  • have 4 years’ experience working on the vehicle types to be tested
  • have a current and full UK driving licence for the vehicle classes you want to test
  • have no unspent convictions for criminal offences connected with the MOT testing scheme or the motor trade, or involving acts of violence or intimidation
  • be ‘of good repute’

To become a nominated tester for class 3, 4, 5 or 7 vehicles:

-You must also have an accepted level 3 qualification or accreditation.

Should you not have a Level 3 qualification or accreditation, we provide the IMI Light Vehicle Inspection Course. This level 3 course provides you with the necessary skills and qualification to be able to undertake your MOT Testing License.

For the Motorcycle MOT Testing qualification:

-You must meet the eligibility criteria mentioned above but NB: no previous qualifications are needed to become an motorbike MOT tester


If you’re interested in becoming an MOT tester and want to find out about our MOT course prices, contact us on 02086925555 or email training@thetestcentre.co.uk