All MOT tests, retests and contingency tests must still be carried out:
- within authorised vehicle testing stations (VTSs)
- by nominated testers (NTs) approved to test the class of vehicle by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA)
Under existing MOT scheme rules, if you have any initial problems (eg software, broadband or IT equipment failure) when using the service you:
- have up to 1 hour after a vehicle’s examination to enter the test results
- must enter these results before the vehicle leaves your VTS
This means, if these kinds of temporary problems can be quickly fixed, you don’t always have to use contingency testing to carry on testing.