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Time is running out! Only 2 months left to complete your compulsory MOT annual training

Time is running out! Only 2 months left to complete your compulsory MOT annual training

30 January 2018

MOT testers now only have 2 months until the March 31st deadline for the DVSA’s mandatory MOT annual training. The RMI provides five annual training methods to ensure your technicians are able to complete the required training before the deadline, with a method that suits the needs of your business.

DVSA have also confirmed that testers and AEs will face harsher disciplinary actions than last year and/or suspension from testing if they don’t complete their annual training. This will ensure that you have enough time to work through the training thoroughly and study for the assessment, which has a higher pass mark of 60% this year.

You can find information about each of the annual training packages offered by the RMI below. If you’re unsure which one would work best for your businesses, please don’t hesitate to give us a call on 0845 305 4230 to discuss your needs.

Regional training events

Back by popular demand, we are once again touring the country to hold training events for testers who are not in reach of an RMI Academy. We will be holding events where there is demand so please call the member helpline to request a location, or even better, gather a group of local garages together before calling.

Please see the current training events below, and click on your nearest one to book tickets:

This package costs £70 + VAT, including the annual assessment (which must be completed outside of the training session) with places strictly limited to 40 per event.

Annual Training Workbooks

Our annual training workbooks are extremely popular and cost-effective, as testers can complete it in their own time.

The workbook contains login details so you can access the online assessment, and it is also an easy way to record your training as there is a sign to form within the book which you can keep on file.

Workbooks are available for class 4 & 7 and class 1 & 2 vehicle testers.

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

Classroom training at the RMI Academy of Automotive Skills

Classroom training sessions are available at the RMI Academy sites in Southam and Runcorn, with the annual assessment taking place at the end of the course. This is another convenient option as you can complete all your requirements in one day.

To view all upcoming Annual Training Classroom session dates please visit our live calendars at www.RMItrainingAcademy.co.uk.

This package costs £75 + VAT and consists of a training session, access to the online assessment, an RMI workbook, and refreshments.

For more information, or to book a place at a training session, 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. The online assessment may be taken immediately following the course with the trainer present if time permits, otherwise testers can take it at their own convenience.

This option now has extremely limited availability remaining and needs to be arranged in advance with our field team, so please call 0845 305 4230 to secure a date today.

The price for the training session is £200 + VAT for RMI members, and includes RMI workbooks for each candidate.

This package does not include online assessment costs, which are £34 + VAT per delegate.


The RMI has launched a new e-learning package for class 4 & 7 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.

For a limited time only, this package is being offered at the same price as workbooks to members, at £45 + VAT. The price includes access to e-learning and the online assessment. The RMI’s original e-learning package is still available for class 1 and 2 vehicles.

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

For more information, or to purchase an e-learning package, please call us on 0845 305 4230.

Extra Information

All our packages include at least three hours of training or self-learning for the 2017/2018 syllabus for the classes of vehicles specified, 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.

Click here for more information about annual training.

Please call the member helpline today on 0845 305 4230 to guarantee access to your first choice of training method and/or available dates.

Remember to follow your nearest RMI Academy Facebook page (Southam here and Runcorn here) to get the latest training updates, events and course availability straight to your Facebook feed.