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Final month to complete your mandatory 2018/19 MOT Annual Training

Final month to complete your mandatory 2018/19 MOT Annual Training

28 February 2019

We have now entered the final month for MOT Testers to complete and upload their mandatory Annual Training and Assessment for 2018/19. With the deadline fast approaching, it is crucial to ensure Testers have uploaded their Assessment results to the MTS before the end of day on March 31st – or testers could face suspension.

To help Testers ensure they remain compliant with the DVSA’s regulations you can complete your MOT Annual Training for the 2018/19 year with the RMI’s range of training packages.

Results have previously shown Testers are finding the assessment more challenging than in previous years, with an increased pass mark of 70% required for Testers to be eligible to continue testing vehicles in their relevant class.

Whether you prefer to complete your training online, via a workbook, or face-to-face, we have a training package to suit your needs. We also have more Regional Training Events remaining until Tuesday 19th March to ensure that no matter where you are in the country, you can complete your MOT Annual Training – details of dates and locations are provided below.

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

Annual Training Workbook

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 available for class 4 & 7 and class 1 & 2 vehicles.

We allow 7-10 days for workbooks to arrive via post and you will need time to complete your training and assessment, so please order as soon as possible.

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

Classroom Training at the RMI Academies

The RMI Academies hold annual training classroom sessions throughout the year, where you can conveniently complete your training and assessment in one day. Places must be booked at least one day in advance of the course date. To book a place, please call us.

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

New for 2018/19: Enhanced Classroom Training

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 to travel the UK for testers who prefer face-to-face training in their local area, with a range of Regional Training Events. We are continuing to release new Regional Event dates for 2019, so be sure to check below if you would like to attend an event in your area:

Each three-hour session will cover the 2018/19 MOT annual training syllabus; however, the online assessment will then need to be completed in your own time.

Our upcoming events for 2018/19 are:

Tickets cost £70 + VAT, and places are strictly limited to 40 per event. Event times and location details are also provided on each event’s webpage above.

Call the direct member helpline, or 0845 305 4230, to book as may tickets as you need.


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 purchase an e-learning package, please call us.

On-Site Training

On-site training 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 to complete the annual assessment at their own leisure.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the popularity of this training package, On-Site Training now has extremely limited availability across the country. While our team will endeavour to ensure you can access your preferred method of training, we cannot guarantee availability for this training package.

The cost for on-site training starts from £245 + VAT for members. Access to the annual assessment is not included in this package and is £34 + VAT per candidate.

To book your preferred training package, please call the direct member helpline or 0845 305 4230.

Extra Information

All RMI training packages include three hours of training or self-learning (more where specified) for the 2018/19 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.

Want to know more about MOT annual training? Everything you need is on the .GOV website.