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Important things to do to stay qualified as an MOT Tester in the UK

Imperative checklist for MOT Testers

Every year MOT testers will perform over 30 million MOT tests across the UK. They play a vital role in making the UK roads safer, and every MOT test will be performed in a gold standard. MOT tester, which is specifically trained and approved by the DVSA, should only perform MOT tests. Choosing a career as an MOT Expert Technician is a process, and it's not an event. At the MOT Expert, we will support students to develop MOT tester principles like empathetic towards the community. Also, we will train to improve collaboration between the team of MOT testers and the latest automotive tools. Further, in the MOT courses, we will help students focus on the long-lasting learning and MOT tester journey. We recommend MOT experts to follow all these principles throughout the MOT Tester career.

The MOT Testers support to contribute to overall vehicle safety on the UK roads. The MOT tester is responsible for maintaining the MOT annual training record to maintain authorised tester status. The MOT tester is accountable for finishing the training and assessment between April and next march. As MOT Tester, you need to do

• Do at least 3 hours of training each year and 16 hours in five years.
• Maintaining and keeping the record of training.
• Book and take your annual reauthorisation assessment.

Every year after passing an assessment, the MOT tester will receive a certificate of completion. The MOT tester profile will show all training and annual assessment certifications. The essential learning practices are
• Reading and having sound knowledge in current MOT Testing guide, MOT inspection manuals and special notices.
• Sharing knowledge and demonstrating with fellow MOT testers also support your overall CPD.
• Having a mentor or experienced MOT tester is always a critical asset.

The MOT Tester training record must be stored in paper or electronic format. The annual assessment can be taken online and needed to answer 30 multiple choice questions in an hour. The pass percentage for the May 2020 and April 2021 is 80%, and you will be awarded a certificate after passing. The MOT testing account will be suspended, and the MOT tester must not carry MOT tests if you have not passed the assessment. However, you need to give the assessment test again and perform an MOT demonstration test to unsuspend your MOT account.

Every MOT tester and MOT testing centre will have an individual risk rating, and the purpose of the ratings is to identify the key elements which are not satisfying the exemplary standards. These ratings are available only with the MOT testers and DVSA.

To summarise, MOT Tester who need a qualified status should complete at least 3 hours of DVSA training each year and overall 16 hours of training in five years. Record all the training in a training log which is recommended by the DVSA. Finally, book your annual assessment in advance and record all the result of the annual evaluations.