All MOT testers will be required to undergo a minimum of 3 hours of MOT yearly training and pass an annual assessment to retain MOT testing status. All testers are responsible for their training, which they must document and keep track of. It's also their job to schedule and complete the annual assessment. MOT Continuous Professional Development Training has taken the role of the 5-year MOT tester refresher course. MOT testers no longer need to take a refresher course, but they must complete 3 hours of yearly training and pass an annual assessment.
Between April and March, the MOT tester is responsible for completing the training and assessment. Vehicle classes are divided into the following test categories for purposes of training and assessment
• Vehicles in class 1 and 2 (group A)
• Vehicles in class 3, 4, 5, and 7 (group B)
As an MOT Tester,
• you must complete at least 3 hours of training every year and 16 hours over five years.
• Keeping and maintaining a training record.
• Make an appointment for your annual assessment.
The MOT tester will get a certificate of completion every year after completing an assessment. On the MOT tester's profile, all training and annual assessment certifications will be shown. The training record or log for MOT Testers must be kept on paper or in electronic format. The purpose of the annual assessment is to ensure that MOT testers are competent with the proper standard, not to evaluate MOT Testers ability to remember every detail in the MOT inspection handbook. The test will be conducted online, which last 45 minutes, consists of 30 multiple-choice questions, have a 50% pass rate, and will be 'open book'. You can take the test as many times as you like, but you must pass it by the end of that training year. The content of the annual refresher training and assessment will be based on the most recent MOT test mistake rates and subject areas that we know testers should focus on.
Whether you test class 1 and 2 cars (‘group A') or class 3, 4, 5, and 7 vehicles (‘group B'), the topics you need to learn will vary. These are the subjects for the period of 01/05/21 to 31/03/22
Group A: class 1 and 2 cars
MOT testers who test Vehicles in Group A require knowledge of the following
• new automobile technology
• Procedures for MOT inspections
• The MOT inspection handbook for motorcycles and sidecars
• Vehicles corrosion and maintenance criteria.
Group B: class 3, 4, 5, and 7 vehicles
MOT testers who test Vehicles in Group B require knowledge of the following
• MOT testing criteria
• Technology advancements in this group of vehicles
• corrosion and repair standards
• the MOT inspection manual for automobiles and passenger vehicles
All topics must be studied by MOT testers who test cars in both groups A and B. They must train for at least 6 hours per year (rather than 3) and complete two annual assessments.
The annual training at the MOT Expert Northampton consists of the followings areas
• Technological advancements:
MOT Expert Northampton students will learn about multiple-function lights, automotive lighting systems, electric or hybrid cars, carbon fibre components, and vehicle steering systems that work on a "fly-by-wire" basis (group B only).
• MOT Testing Procedures:
MOT testing procedures cover subjects such as lifting the machine to inspect the suspension, testing machines with connected brake systems, establishing the correct headlight pattern, repaired lamps, additional stop lamps, and off-road motorcycles.
• MOT Testing requirements:
MOT testing requirements address the queries like what to do if the equipment fails during testing (group B only), the regulations for obtaining a pass after correction at a station (PRS), how to keep track of significant, minor, and potentially hazardous flaws, MOT tester training logs documenting.
It is essential for MOT testers who need to be qualified must undergo at least 3 hours of DVSA training each year and a total of 16 hours of training over five years. The DVSA recommends keeping a training journal to track all of your training. As an MOT tester, it is essential to keep themselves updated on vehicle technological advancements, MOT testing requirements and procedures.