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Becoming an Approved Driving Instructor

Becoming an Approved Driving Instructor (ADI) requires a substantial commitment of your time, effort and money. It is important that you do not make this commitment without very careful consideration of what your training establishment is offering you.

The following notes outline the requirements for becoming an ADI and are summarized from the Driving Standards Agency.

Eligibility to Become an Instructor

Not everyone can apply to become an ADI. To do so you must satisfy the following requirements;

  • You must hold a full and unrestricted UK or European Union (EU) European Economic Area (EEA) unrestricted driving license.
  • You must have held this license for a total of four out of the past six years prior to entering the Register after qualifying.
  • You must not have been disqualified from driving at any time in the four years prior to entering the Register.
  • You must be a fit and proper person to have your name entered on the Register. All motoring and non-motoring convictions will be taken into account.
  • You must pass the Register Qualifying Examination and pay the appropriate fees.

Prerequisites

No formal academic qualifications are needed to become a driving instructor, but individuals must be registered with the Driving Standards Agency (DSA) as an Approved Driving Instructor (ADI) or licensed trainee for car instruction. The minimum age is 21.