MOT Update - July 2015
Trade urged to claim new MOT accounts
Authorised Examiners (AEs) have been reminded that they need to make sure everyone at their sites has claimed their new accounts ahead of moving to the MOT testing service.
The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) issued the reminder in MOT special notice 02-15 which was published on 24 June.
The warning to AEs to make sure all their current MOT Comp users claim their accounts appeared under ‘Item 3: Receiving Your Switchover Dates’ which stated:
“Ahead of receiving your switchover date, it’s an AE’s responsibility to make sure that all their MOT Comp users have successfully claimed, checked and updated their new account details.”
DVSA initially emailed instructions on how to claim accounts to each AE’s listed authorised entity (business) correspondence email addresses on 18 June.
This email explained how every current MOT Comp user will need to use a one-time password to initially login to the new service
Since 22 June, DVSA has been sending passwords to each individual’s MOT Comp system mailbox and AEs need to make sure any staff are aware of this so they can claim their new accounts.
All AEs, Nominated Testers (NTs) and other garage staff must claim a new account in order to use the new service.
The new accounts will contain all the information about new service users and their MOT tests replacing their current MOT Comp accounts.
Claiming an accounts will also give new users the chance to familiarise themselves with the new service before they’re given permission to start using the new service to carry out MOT tests for real.
To find out more about the claim account switchover process read MOT special notice 02-15 on the GOV.UK website.
If you have any questions about the new service email your queries along with your VTS and AE number to DVSA at firstname.lastname@example.org and they’ll get back to you as soon as they can.