To attend an MOT tester training course you need to be
1 Be sponsored by the Authorised Examiner of a vehicle testing station.
2 Have a full unrestricted driving licence for the classes of vehicle you want to MOT test.
3 Be a skilled mechanic with at least 4 years full time experience repairing the vehicle types you will be required to test.
4 Have no unspent convictions for criminal offences connected with the Vehicle Testing Scheme or the motor trade, or involving acts of violence or intimidation. 5 For classes III, IV, V or VII, have passed the NTT Assessment exam or have one of the following vehicle qualifications:
National craft certificate in the specialism of Vehicle Maintenance and Electronic Systems.
City and guilds
i. Repair and Servicing of Road Vehicles, 383 - full level 2 or 3
ii. Motor Vehicle Craft Studies, Modular - part 3 requires 3 modules
iii. Motor Vehicle Craft Studies, 381 - full part 2 or 3
iv. Motor Vehicle Craft Studies pre 381 syllabus - full part 2
v. Light or Heavy Vehicle Mechanics Craft studies - full part 2 or 3
vi. Motor Vehicle Technicians Certificate - full part 1
BTEC, Motor Vehicle Engineering Studies, National Certificate or ONC.
Scottish Vocational Educational Council National Certificate in Vehicle Mechanics and Systems, part 3.
NVQ or SVQ
i. Vehicle Mechanical and Electronic Systems, Maintenance and Repair LV or HV level 3.
ii. Vehicle Technician - Vehicle Maintenance and Repair LV or HV Level 3