The DVSA has today announced an extension to the deadline for MOT Training and Assessment to the end of April 2020.
Mark Armitage, Head of Membership Products & Services, IMI responds:
“Anything that helps motor industry professionals cope with the current challenges they are facing is good news – so it’s welcome that the DVSA have extended the deadline for Assessment of MOT testers to the end of April. What this does is give those who want to remain qualified to conduct MOTs more time. And the fact that our MOT Tester Annual Assessment and CPD can be completed online should make this process as easy as possible.
“We know that at some point people will need to get back into their cars and get back to their workplaces and it’s very likely that there will be a backlog of motorists whose MOT has already expired. It’s vital, therefore, that motor industry professionals are ready to support their customers when they do get back on the roads.
“As well as the online MOT Assessment module, the IMI has digital tools for a number of vehicle servicing and repair qualifications. And we are reviewing the option to extend some accreditation periods to ensure that motor industry professionals who can’t get to physical centres in the next few months do not lose their accreditations.”
For any MOT testers who want to download the IMI MOT Assessment they should visit https://www.theimi.org.uk/mot-quals/index.html