Pre-Requisites to become an MOT Tester

become an MOT tester

Accepted Qualifications and accreditations

If you want to become an MOT tester you must have an accepted qualification or accreditation if you want to test class 3, 4, 5 or 7 vehicles (cars, private buses and light commercial vehicles).

The following qualifications and accreditations are accepted:

You can take the MOT testing course if you have an NVQ, SVQ or VRQ in:

  • Vehicle Mechanical and Electronic Systems, Maintenance and Repair (light vehicle or heavy vehicle), level 3
  • Vehicle Technician, Vehicle Maintenance and Repair (light vehicle or heavy vehicle), level 3

City and Guilds

You can take the MOT testing course if you have a City and Guilds qualification in:

  • Automotive Qualification, NVQ level 3
  • Repair and Servicing of Road Vehicles, 383 (full level 2 or 3)
  • Motor Vehicle Craft Studies, modular – part 3 (requires 3 modules)
  • Motor Vehicle Craft Studies, 381 (full part 2 or 3)
  • Motor Vehicle Craft Studies, pre 381 syllabus (full part 2)
  • Light or Heavy Vehicle Mechanics Craft Studies (full part 2 or 3)
  • Motor Vehicle Technician’s Certificate (full part 1)

Other qualifications

You can also take the MOT testing course if you have one of these qualifications:

  • IMI level 3 National Diploma in Vehicle Maintenance and Repair (light vehicle or heavy vehicle)
  • National Craft Certification with a specialism of Vehicle Maintenance and Electronic Systems
  • Business and Technology Education Council (BTEC), National Certificate or Ordinary National Certificate (ONC) in Motor Vehicle Engineering studies
  • Scottish Vocational Educational Council National Certificate in Vehicle Mechanics and Systems (part 3)

Equivalent qualifications may also be accepted. Check with us here to see if your qualification will be accepted.

Accreditations

You can take the MOT testing course if you have an Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) Accreditation or Automotive Technician Accreditation (ATA) in:

  • Light Vehicle Diagnostic Technician
  • Light Vehicle Inspection Technician

You must also have a valid IMI or ATA accreditation ID card. You’ll have received this when you got your qualification.

You can also take the course if you have an ABC Awards Accreditation in Vehicle Technician Accredited Assessment.

If you have one of these qualifications or accreditations and you are ready to become an MOT tester, call us on 02086925555.