MOT Tester Class 5 Training

Course Overview


This is a one day course, including an online examination for Class 4 & 7 MOT Testers who would like to become a Class 5 MOT Tester.

Course Structure


The training the course will cover:

  • locating the latest information published online to include:

    • MOT Inspection Manual

    • Special Notices

    • MOT Testing Guide

  • locating information within each section of the MOT Inspection Manual to inform testing decisions

  • defining a Class 5 vehicle

  • identifying the differences between Class 4 and Class 5 testing requirements




Before registering to complete Class 5 training and assessment the tester must first:

  • already be a Class 4 and 7 (Group B) MOT Tester or;

  • have achieved a Level 2 Award in MOT Testing (Classes 4 and 7) and;

  • passed an MOT VT8 demonstration test after gaining their Level 2 qualification



Following successful completion of the candidate's training and online assessment a candidate should apply to the DVSA for a VT8 demonstration test to sign off as a qualified Class 5 tester. Once qualified, testers must maintain their Tester status by completing DVSA-mandated Annual Training between 1st April and 31st March each year. The RMI's training and assessment packages meet the requirements for Classes 3, 4, 5 and 7 testers. 

VT8 Demonstration Tests

To book a VT8 demonstration test, a candidate will need their MOT testing service user ID and the VTS number of the vehicle test station at which they want to have their test. They will need to contact the DVSA Customer Service Centre on 0300 123 9000 and then choose option 2, then option 4. This number is available Monday to Friday, 7:30am until 6pm.

Application Forms

All candidates wishing to take the MOT Tester Class 5 Training course at the RMI Academy must complete the below forms, to process your application and to ensure that you meet DVSA's minimum requirements for the course.


Click here to download the required forms


Once this is completed please return these documents via post or email.


Please send documents to RMI Offices as below:

FAO: RMI Academy Administration


2-3 Allerton Road



CV23 0PA




RMI Members: £155 + VAT


Non-RMI Members: £195 + VAT


To book this course, contact us here or call us on 0845 305 4230

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