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Only 2 months left to complete your 2019/20 MOT Annual Training

Only 2 months left to complete your 2019/20 MOT Annual Training

31 January 2020

Have you completed your MOT Tester Annual Training for 2019/20 yet? With only two months until deadline it’s crucial for MOT Testers to complete their Annual Training and log their assessment score on the MTS before the 31st March deadline.

Testers will be suspended if they do not complete their training and assessment, and check that their assessment score has been recorded on the MTS by March 31st 2020. To return to testing you will need to complete the 2020/21 annual training and assessment, and pass a DVSA demonstration test.

The DVSA will not be accepting certificates emailed in after March 31st, or backdating results to profiles manually as they have done in previous years, so it is vital that testers complete their training and check that their assessment results have been recorded correctly on the MTS before the deadline.

You can check that your certificate details are correct and logged in the right group category on the MTS by logging into your profile and clicking on the ‘annual assessments’ link on the right hand side of the page. If you receive reminders this means your certificate details have not been entered. You should also check that your results are correct and consistent with the awarding body for your assessment.

As the experts in this field who work closely with the DVSA, we can support your testers with thorough training to help them ensure they have access to a method of training designed to suit their needs.

With the DVSA updating the MTS regularly, it is ever-important for testers to be aware of key changes pertaining to MOT testing. As well as this, testers should take every opportunity to broaden their knowledge across all areas of MOT Testing whenever possible.

To find a training package to suit the needs of your garage business, you can browse our training options below. For more information about the annual assessment you can also visit rmitrainingacademy.co.uk/annual-assessment.

Annual Training Workbook

Our annual training workbooks are a popular, cost-effective option as they allow you to train in your own time. The workbook contains login details for the online assessment, and there is also a form to sign within the book to record your training and keep on file. This option is also available for class 1 & 2 vehicles (motorcycles).

Workbooks are £45 + VAT, and you can order as many as you need by calling us on 0845 305 4230.

Classroom Training at the RMI Academies

The RMI Academies offer classroom-based training sessions at each of our training venues, where testers can complete their three hours of training and Annual Assessment in one half-day session. Places must be booked at least one day in advance of the course date.

To book a place, please call us on 0845 305 4230.

This package costs £75 + VAT and includes a training session, an RMI workbook, access to the online assessment and tea/coffee.

Enhanced Annual Training Classroom Sessions

Enhanced courses are also available at RMI Academy sites to provide testers with further training beyond the minimum 3 hours required, covering the implementation of EU Directive 2014/45.

This one-day course costs £195 + VAT, including assessment costs, and you can call the Member Helpline to book.

Regional Training Events

The RMI is continuing with our Regional MOT Training Events for testers who prefer face-to-face training in their local area, in a range of locations across the UK.

These three-hour training sessions will cover the 2019/20 MOT annual training syllabus; however, the online assessment will then need to be completed in your own time:

Call 0845 305 4230 to book tickets, or for more information click on the event you’d like to attend above. Tickets cost £70 + VAT, and places are strictly limited to 40 per event. Event time and location details are provided on the booking pages.

If you would like to attend a Regional Event in an area we have not provided, please contact the Member Helpline to register your interest for a training session.


The RMI provides e-learning packages for class 4 & 7 and class 1 & 2 vehicles, built from the ground up. It’s tailor-made to be straightforward to use and contains everything required by DVSA in one place. The platform contains knowledge tests as well as training documents and allows you to keep a record of your training online.

The cost for each e-learning package for the class of vehicle you test is £60 + VAT.

For more information, or to book the e-learning course, please call us on 0845 305 4230.

On-Site Training

On-site training is still currently available for this testing year. This option provides face-to-face training with a member of our field services team for up to 6 testers at a time, and is held at your garage premises for your convenience. Testers will receive the mandatory 3 hours of training, and will be given an assessment code at an additional cost to complete the annual assessment at their own leisure.

Due to the extreme popularity of this training package, we recommend booking as soon as possible to secure preferable dates for your business.

The cost for on-site training starts from £245 + VAT for RMI Members.

Access to the annual assessment is not included in this package and is £34 + VAT per candidate.

To book on-site training, please call the Member Helpline on 0845 305 4230.

Extra Information

All RMI training packages include at least three hours of training or self-learning for the 2019/20 syllabus for class 4 & 7 vehicles, plus the online assessment. Where specified, training is also available for class 1 & 2 vehicles. All options meet the mandatory annual requirements set by the DVSA.

Please note that once a login code has been issued for an online assessment or an e-learning package, it is not refundable under any circumstances.

Need more information about MOT annual training? Everything you need is on the .GOV website here.