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Only 59 Days Left To Complete Your Compulsory MOT Annual Training

Only 59 Days Left To Complete Your Compulsory MOT Annual Training

30 January 2017

All MOT testers must complete their annual training by March 31st 2017 as required by DVSA, so if you or your testers haven’t completed yours yet, you’re very quickly running out of time.

We are aware that many testers who have already bought access to the online assessment have not taken it yet. Please remember to take your assessment before 31st March.

DVSA have stated that:

“It’s your responsibility to complete the training each year to avoid facing disciplinary consequences.”

The 2016/17 Annual Training year ends on the 31st March, but there is nothing to be gained by leaving the assessment to the last minute. Remember you may use the MOT inspection manual, special notices and your own notes during the test, and can find sample questions here.

If you’re unsure how the new annual training works, click here for a simple guide.

The DVSA have also advised us that a number of testers are entering their results on the MOT Testing Service using the link “Tester Training Certificates” and this is causing them some problems. Please use the “Annual Assessment” link to ensure your result is correctly recorded.

To ensure that you are able to take your training as soon as possible and avoid disciplinary consequences, the RMI offers packages with a variety of training types, allowing you to choose the method which is quickest and easiest for you and your business. Take a look at the options below, and call us now on 0845 305 4230 to book.

Regional Training Events

For testers who would like face-to-face training in their local area, we have a packed schedule with two events weekly across the country until the end of March.

The three hour training session covers the 2016/2017 MOT annual training syllabus, then the online assessment will then need to be completed in your own time.

Click Here to view the events & book tickets to your nearest one.

Tickets cost £70 + VAT, and places are strictly limited to 40 per event.

Doors will open at 09:30am, and the events will last from 10:00am until 1:00pm.

Annual Training Workbook

If you’d rather take your training in your own time, our annual training workbooks are a popular, cost-effective option. The workbook contains login details so you can access the online assessment, and it is also easy to record your training as there is a sign to form within the book, which you can keep on file.

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 Academy

If you’re based within reach of Warwickshire, the RMI Academy is holding plenty of annual training sessions in a face-to-face training environment. You’ll be able to complete both the training and assessment in one day, which makes this another convenient option.

Although there is now limited availability left for this option in February, in March we are holding these sessions every single weekday until March 31st.

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

This package costs £75 + VAT and includes a training session, access to the online assessment, an RMI workbook, and tea/coffee and lunch. Click here for the latest dates and availability.


Annual training and the online assessment can be carried out fully online and in your own time through an e-learning system. This option is also available for class 1 and 2 vehicles (motorcycles).

This package costs £60 + VAT and includes access to e-learning and the online assessment.

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

On-Site Training

Our MOT QC field team can deliver annual training at your premises for up to 6 testers at a time, however we are fully booked for the 2016/17 training period.

You can register your interest for this option over the 2017/18 training period by calling 0845 305 4230.

Extra Information

All of our packages include at least three hours of training or self-learning for the 2016/2017 syllabus for class 4 & 7 vehicles, plus the online assessment. They all 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.