How to Become an MOT Tester in 3 Simple Steps

Do you want to know how to become an MOT tester?

If you meet the MOT tester eligibility requirements, there are three simple steps to begin your MOT tester journey.

Step One-  a Level 3 qualification or Accreditation 

The first step to become an MOT tester is to obtain an accepted Level 3 qualification or accreditation. If you don’t have this, we offer the IMI Accreditation Light Vehicle Inspection route which is intended for technicians whose job role involves the inspection, maintenance and repair of light vehicles.

The Inspection Technician must be able to work unsupervised and should be in full time employment with at least 4 years’ experience to ensure they are familiar with the techniques for vehicle servicing, inspection and system diagnosis.

Step Two- Level 2 Award in MOT testing

Once you have obtained a level 3 qualification or accreditation you will need to achieve the new MOT Qualification which replaced the Nominated Tester Training (NTT) course which was delivered by DVSA. The NTT course is no longer available at the DVSA.

The Level 2 Award in MOT Testing course will cover the DVSA outlined questions to make sure you pass, combined with our assessor’s professional experiences to ensure you have all the tools available to conduct a perfect MOT test. The course will simply translate the MOT Testers Manual, MOT Computerisation, MOT Tester Legal Requirements and how to use MOT systems.  There is an online exam as well as a practical exam.

Our assessors have experience in a variety of senior automotive roles and will guide you to perfect your MOT routine in the practical sessions.

Step Three- DVSA Demonstration Test

Your final stage in becoming a qualified MOT Tester is conducting your practiced MOT routine in front of a DVSA representative. You can do this right here with us at our fully functioning MOT station, where you will have already done your practical training and an assessor will be on hand on the day to act as your assistant. Alternatively, this can be done at a nominated garage.

NB: From the date of issue of a Level 2 Award in MOT Testing certificate, a demonstration test must be successfully completed on a vehicle of testable age, within 6 months. If the request for a demonstration test is over 6 months and up to 5 years from that date, the current years MOT annual training and MOT annual assessment and any additional training must be completed prior to the demonstration. 

Once you have achieved the MOT Qualification and passed the DVSA Demonstration Test, you will then be able to carry out MOTs at any Vehicle Testing Station.


If you are ready to begin your MOT tester journey, contact us on 02086925555 or