DVSA ADI Examinations
THE REGISTER QUALIFYING EXAMINATION
Listed below are details of the three examination parts necessary to become an ADI (Approved Driving Instructor).
THE ADI THEORY TEST (PT 1)
Part 1 consists of a 100 questions in multiple-choice format. You have 90 minutes to complete the multiple-choice section. You will have to obtain an overall pass mark of 85%, but you must also reach a minimum mark of 80% in each of the four groups of 25 questions. This will then be followed by the hazard perception test, which consists of 14 film clips with 15 hazards, the pass mark for this is 57 out of 75.
The materials you receive will give you all the information you require to pass the Part 1 examination and are yours to keep for future reference, these include a complete bank of DVSA official questions, several DVSA publications, video/DVD material and computer software.
DRIVING ABILITY (PART 2)
Part 2 is a practical test of driving ability consisting of eyesight distance test, reading a car number plate at 27.5m where the letters and numbers are 79.4mm in good daylight and also the driving technique. It is an advanced driving test consisting of, for example, expert handling of the controls and use of correct road procedure. The test will last for about 1 hour and can be taken at a regional DVSA test centre. Training will be provided at a pace to suit the individuals needs, we appreciate that you may well have a lot of experience but also bad habits can develop over the years.
ABILITY TO INSTRUCT (PART 3)
Part 3 is to assess the quality of your instruction and the ability to pass your knowledge on to real pupils in a live training situation. This test can be taken at a local DVSA test centre where an examiner will accompany you and a pupil for about an hour to assess your instructional ability.
The training will be completed in our training vehicles and role play will be used until you are ready to deal with real pupils on your own. Part 3 visual aids will be available if you require them. The amount of training you will need to pass this examination will depend on your ability.