To become a driving instructor in the UK,
you must check that you:
1: Have held a driving licence for at least 3 years.
2: That you can see a licence plate at 90 feet (27.5m)
– glasses or contacts are OK.
3: That you have no more than 6 points on your licence.
4: That you are happy for the Government to run a Disclosure and Barring
Service (DBS) check, previously known as a Criminal Records Bureau (CRB)
Next, you must obtain a Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) Disclosure Number.
To do this, call TMG on 0845 251 5000 and complete the application form they send you and return to them ASAP.
Or complete the application online by clicking here: Online You will need the following information:
the organisation PIN of ‘105205’
the ‘secret word’ which is ‘axis’
the organisation name of ‘DVSA – PDI (PO)’
and register your details. You will need your email address and be asked to create a password.
TMG will write to you enclosing a copy of your
disclosure certificate and number
Once you have received your Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) number you may now register as a PDI (Potential Driving Instructor).
To do this, you can apply by post or online.
To apply by post, complete your ADI3 (click on image to download) and return to DVSA address on form.
Or to apply online, click here: Online. You will need:
your driving licence number
your Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and the date it was produced (unless you’ve been told not to get one yet)
details of any motoring or non-motoring offences, and disqualifications from driving or of any court cases being brought against you
The DVSA will write to confirm your registration and PRN.
This whole process can take about 4-6 weeks so we advise starting your studies ASAP and complete Part 1 whilst this process is completed.
You now have your DVSA PRN (personal reference number). You may now book your 1st test when ready.