MOT Tester FAQ

Q: Is there a minimum age to become an MOT tester?

A: There is no minimum age, however you do need to have a current and full UK driving licence for the vehicle classes you want to test. You should also be a skilled mechanic with at least 4 years’ full-time employment in the service and repair of the vehicle types to be tested.

Q: How do I become an MOT tester?

A: To become an MOT tester you will need 4 years mechanical experience, a driving licence, an accepted level 3 qualification or accreditation (NB: no qualifications or accreditations are needed for a motorbike tester), complete the MOT Qualification course and pass a Demo VT8 Test.

Q: What is the average salary of an MOT tester?

A: An MOT tester can expect to earn between 21,000 and 35,000. The average salary is 25,000.

Q: What does MOT stand for?

A: MOT stands for Ministry of Transport test, named after the awarding body that created it.

Q: Are there any useful forums I can check out?

A: Try these:

Q: What if I fail my exam?

A: In the unlikely event that you fail your exam, you are welcome to resit with us. Our trainers will walk you through the process and give you all the assistance you need.

Alternatively, you can appeal the decision. You can write to your local Area Office who will review your circumstances and decide whether to uphold the decision to fail you.

For more information, contact us on 02086925555 and we will be happy to answer any of your queries.