Become a driving instructor legal requirements

Can anyone become a driving instructor?

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There are certain requirements
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Legal requirements

When applying to become a driving instructor, you must fulfill the following legal requirements:

• Minimum Age of 21

  • hold a full UK or European Union (EU/European Economic Area (EEA) unrestricted car driving licence

• have held it for a total of at least four out of the past six years prior to entering the Register after qualifying

• not have been disqualified from driving at any time in the four years prior to being entered in the Register

• be a “fit and proper” person to have your name entered in the Register. All convictions, motoring and non-motoring, will be taken into account when we assess your suitability to be entered on the Register. You will be required to have an enhanced level criminal record check. The information from this check will be used by us to assess the suitability of persons applying for inclusion on the Register of Approved Driving Instructors. To help you decide if any conviction you may have could affect any application you might make, you can find the link to our statement on the suitability of ex-offenders below.

• Pass the two qualifying practical examinations within two years of passing the theory examination

• Apply for registration within 12 months of passing the final part of the examination