The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has changed how MOT training is done. The 5-year MOT tester refresher course has been replaced by annual CPD training and an online assessment.
MOT testers must complete the MOT CPD training and pass an online assessment between 1 April and 31 March each year to keep their tester status.
MOT Testers must complete the MOT CPD training and pass an online assessment between 1 April and 31 March each year to keep their status.
- This must be at least 3 hours of training each year, and 16 hours in the rolling 5-year period
- You must keep a record of your training
- You must take your annual assessment
- You must record your assessment result
If you fail to take the annual assessment by 31 March each year, this could affect your testing status and you could face disciplinary action.
Training syllabus 2018-19
The 2018-2019 MOT annual training syllabus for class 3, 4, 5 and 7 vehicles (cars and other 4-wheel vehicles) covers these topics.
- Changes to the MOT test from 20 May 2018
- How to use the MOT test quality information to check you're carrying out tests correctly
- Data protection for yourself and your customers
- Recording your training assessment results
- Assessment of Tyres & Wheels
- Testing alternative fuel vehicles, such as hybrid, electric and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles
- Testting corrosion assessment (including assessment of brake pipes)
- Testing the driver's view of the road
- Testing headlamp aim
We do not offer MOT training for motorcycles (class 1 & 2).
Attending an IMI course at Mantra Learning means you will:
- Complete the required annual training
- Take the online assessment
- We provide comprehensive course materials that include structured lecture notes, practical applications giving real world examples and case studies that challenge you to apply knowledge
- Practice exam questions
- Mock tests
- Dedicated support tutor
- CPD planning form
- Training attendance certificate
- Annual assessment certificate
Courses are delivered in the morning and early evening to avoid disruption to your business.