MOT Annual Training deadline rolls back to 30 April

Published:  09 December, 2020

The deadline for MOT testers to complete their required Annual Training for the 2020/21 period has been extended, DVSA has confirmed.

As a result of the impact of Coronavirus, the closing date for completing MOT Annual Training has been rolled back from 31 March 2021 to 30 April.

Commenting on the decision, a DVSA Spokesperson said: “Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will help MOT testers by extending the MOT training and assessment deadline by a month to 30 April 2021.

The Spokesperson added: “We would once again like to thank our testers for their commitment – both in testing and in getting this vital training completed.” 

While the date has moved, MOT Testers will still need to make sure they complete their training. IGA Head of Member Services Frank Harvey observed: “Testers will be suspended from testing if they do not complete their mandatory MOT Annual Training requirements by 30 April, following the DVSA’s announcement that the 2020/21 training year has been extended.”

It’s also become more competitive said Frank: “This year’s assessment pass mark has increased to 80%, so we still recommend that testers complete their training as soon as possible, to allow time for potential assessment retakes.”

The move is a one-off, and DVSA will be returning to the traditional end date for Annual training next year, Frank warned: “Testers should also be aware that they will only have 11 months to complete their annual training for the 2021/22 period.”

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