More time to get tester assessments done


In this article: The DVSA has extended the deadline for MOT testers to complete training and assessments

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a huge impact on the motor industry, not least the MOT sector, which has been unsure of what it should be doing at times. But thankfully the DVSA has offered some clarity – specifically for the testers.

It’s good news; the DVSA has announced an extension to the deadline for MOT the DVSA has announced a deadline extension for MOT Training and Assessment to the end of April 2020, and one that’s welcomed by Mark Armitage, Head of Membership Products and Services, at the IMI:

“Anything that helps motor industry professionals cope with the current challenges they are facing is good news – so it’s welcome that the DVSA have extended the deadline for Assessment of MOT testers to the end of April.  What this does is give those who want to remain qualified to conduct MOTs more time.  And the fact that our MOT Tester Annual Assessment and CPD can be completed online should make this process as easy as possible,” he says.

At some point people will need to get back into their cars and it’s likely there will be a backlog of motorists whose MOT has already expired, so it’s vital that motor industry professionals are ready to support their customers when they do get back on the roads.

“As well as the online MOT Assessment module, the IMI has digital tools for a number of vehicle servicing and repair qualifications. And we are reviewing the option to extend some accreditation periods to ensure that motor industry professionals who can’t get to physical centres in the next few months do not lose their accreditations,” says Armitage.

Need to get your training and assessment in order before the deadline, download the IMI MOT Assessment now.

Need to know what’s required, check out the Government’s MOT tester training and annual assessments information