Convictions, Repute & DBS Checks

This month DVSA have released new rules and regulations in regards to convictions in Testing and Managing a VTS. These new rules will replace the current ones and take effect from 1 November 2019.

There will be an new appendix in the MOT Testing Guide on this that will be updated next month.


As of 1 November 2019, you must notify the DVSA immediately if you receive a conviction that involves one of the following:

  • A prison sentence (or suspended sentence) of 3 months or more
  • a fine exceeding level 4 on the standard scale
  • a community service order (or equivalent) requiring unpaid work for more than 60 hours
  • any punishment outside of the UK equivalent to these points

This rule applies to:

  • MOT Testers
  • AEPs (sole traders, every partner in a partnership, or every director in a company)
  • AEs & AEDMs
  • AEDs
  • Site Managers
  • Site Admins
DBS Checks

AEPs (sole traders, every partner in a partnership, or every director in a company) or AEDMs will now have to sign a declaration to say that you do not have any convictions and also provide a basic DBS check to support this. This will replace the current system of those applying to open, run or change a VTS.

This again will take effect from 1 November 2019.

The Basic DBS Check will check your identity and show any unspent convictions you have.

This is a new process, and does not apply if you are already authorised. Existing managers will only be asked for a DBS check if there are any changes to their authorisation and if there is an appeal against a disciplinary action.

If you have any questions about this new process, do not hesitate to call us on 0345 459 0231. 



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