In a bid to start training to become a driving instructor, one has to meet, specific criteria set by Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency – DVSA. One has to be at least 21 years old and have held a full driving license for a minimum of three years.
Have you met the criteria above? Then you can begin the process to train to become a driving instructor
Criminal record check
You need a criminal record check before you become a driving instructor. You should apply for one even if you already have one. You can ask for a criminal record check in two ways.
Online – you can apply quickly through the link at our site. After filling your online application, you need to provide your identity. It can be done at a post office that contains the ‘ID and CRB verification’ service and will cost you around six pounds. The applicant needs to give three original forms of identification that could be
- A passport
- Driving license
- Utility bill that is not then three months old
- A bank statement that is not more than three months old
Note that the documents above must be originals and copies are unacceptable. You need to bring out the printed application that contains barcodes.
To submit your application via post, you will have to fill out a form, and you will receive a postal application within a week. For postal applications checks through the post office checking service, the price is around eight pounds.
ADI qualifying process
After completing and receiving your criminal records check, you can begin the application process to train to become a driving instructor. To apply for ADI, you must have your driving license, any details of motoring fines, driving disqualifications, and motoring and any details of court cases brought against you.
Monitoring convictions and offenses
The ADI registrar might refuse your application if he or she feels that you are not suitable to become a driving instructor or because of any of the following reasons
- You have a driving ban
- Your license has six or more points
- You have any convictions for driving offenses
- In addition, your application can be denied if you have the following too
- You have an opinion of a sexual, violent, drug, or financial related crime.
- If you are not allowed to work with kids
In conclusion, you must also be of sound mind.