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Fast Search MOT Testing Guide

Updated: 2 March 2022
Content published by DVSA and obtained by MOT Juice under the Open Government Licence v3.0.

How the MOT scheme is administered and the rules for authorised examiners, testers and testing different types of vehicles. This guide sets out the rules you have to follow to run an MOT test station.

Abbreviations and definitions

A. Introduction

B. Authorised examiners

C. Designated councils, taxis and private hire vehicles

D. Requirements for authorisation

E. Tester

F. Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency

G. Vehicle presenters

H. Documentation

I. Discipline

J. Vehicle prohibitions

K. Police vehicle defect rectification scheme (VDRS)

L. Accounts and fees

M. System rules and user roles

N. MOT contingency testing procedures

Appendix 1: MOT management training

Appendix 2: Facilities and security

Appendix 3: Grounds for refusal

Appendix 4: Liability for loss or damage

Appendix 5: Tester qualifications

Appendix 6: Tester training and demonstration tests

Appendix 7: Convictions and repute

Appendix 8: Disciplinary procedures