From 8 January 2024, you must submit a basic DBS check if you are:
- a new tester
- an existing tester adding an additional test group (A or B)
- a tester returning after a disciplinary period of 28 days (short-term cessation) or a longer cessation of 2 or 5 years
- a tester returning after being lapsed or suspended from testing – this includes being suspended for not completing your annual assessment
The DBS check must be dated within the 3 months leading up to the demonstration test.