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Changes to DBS check requirements for MOT testers

3 Nov 2023

What’s changing

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.

Further information:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/mot-special-notice-03-23-changes-to-dbs-check-requirements/special-notice-03-23-changes-to-dbs-check-requirements