Course Overview

All testers must complete their MOT annual training and pass an annual assessment between the start of April and the following March each year.

To maintain your testing status for the vehicle classes you test, you will be responsible for:

  • Planning and completing your annual training
  • Recording annual training
  • Passing the annual assessment.

If you test classes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 7 (i.e. motorcycles and cars and other vehicles) you will be required to sit the assessments and training for both types.

What are the changes?

From April 2016 the DVSA will no longer be running the MOT Tester Refresher course. Instead this will be replaced with annual training and assessments that all MOT Testers have to complete.

how will this effect me?

All MOT Testers now have to complete a minimum of 3 hours of Continuous Professional Development (CPD Training) and pass the open-book exam annually.
All testers must complete the new MOT annual training and annual assessment before the end of March each year – Regardless of what their refresher training status is. Failure to do so will affect your MOT Tester status.


At S&B Automotive Academy we are offering 2 options for Class 4 & 7 testers.

Option 1

3 hour training course delivered at S&B by our fully qualified staff will cover everything within the criteria for your annual CPD requirement. This will give you the best possible opportunity to pass the Annual Assessment online test that you will complete before you leave.

Option 2

Online CPD, we will provide you with access to our online virtual learning environment (VLE) where you can study at your own pace and prepare for the MOT Annual Assessment.
Completing either of the above will enable you to gain the required knowledge to complete the annual assessment quickly and allow you to return back to your MOT Station to continue testing.


In order to maintain your testing status you’ll have to sit and pass an online MOT annual assessment for the vehicle groups you test The exam is multiple-choice and should take no longer than 45 minutes to complete and the exam can be completed online.

Approved and Delivered to DVSA STANDARDS

Price & Booking

Option 1 - £129 including assessment

Option 2 - £60 including assessment

We advise that you plan ahead to complete your training.