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Subjects specifically for classes 4 & 7


Brake test procedures.


Testing vehicles with an electrical mechanical park brake.

Incline test.

Class 4 Trike, Quad brake test.

Brake performance requirements for dual purpose vehicles.

Use of decelerometer (vehicles of unknown weight when no wheel’s lock, vehicles that cannot be tested on RBT) brake pull during decelerometer test.

How to do brake calculations (during contingency testing).

Class 7 brake test requirements.


Managing your MOT account and CPD.


How long you should keep CPD training records for.

Where to find information on annual assessment.

What information the training log should contain.

Implication of not keeping training log (reference new appendix 8)

Reminder of declaration.

What to do if you have a criminal conviction.

What to do regarding change of address, new email and/or new contact number.

What information you can give a new employer.

Multiple accounts, what you should/shouldn’t do.

Restricted driving licence/road test.


Test procedures.


Retest procedures:- when a brake test is required/when it is not required.

What needs to be checked, what action to take with advisory items.

Requirements when a vehicle is removed from the MOT test station and then returned within 10 working days.

Free retest items.

What action to take if an additional defect is found during a retest.

Who can do the retest.

What is a working day.

Retest over the Christmas and New year holidays if a customer’s vehicle was failed on Friday the 23rd of December 2022, what is that last day that he/she could return the vehicle to qualify for a partial retest and partial fee.

Can a vehicle be taken to a different garage for a partial retest.

What items would not result in a fee if the vehicle were retuned for retest the next working day.

PRS How/when it is applied/ rules.

Brake pipes not checked full length under pressure.

Testing in more than one site (ensure correct site recorded when registering for test, what to do if incorrect site recorded)

For cars with special controls, such as for disabled use, can you let the vehicle presenter drive during the decelerometer test if he/she wishes? under the observation of the tester.

“Modified” vehicle presented for test, what can be removed/not subject to test.

Rally car as opposed to a track car.

Disabled controls fitted in addition to vehicle controls or replacing vehicle controls. Can a MOT test be refused in these circumstances.

Airbags removed disabled vehicle modification, track car, limo.

What emission test to be carried out when engine changed? information on registration document yes/no.

Jacking of vehicles, things to consider Electric vehicles, Tesla for example the floor area is where the batteries are located, some models will require extended “beams” to be used to be able to jack them up.

Health and safety regarding vehicles with gas, fluid or air suspension (reference IM introduction).

Seat belt checks, unoccupied seat, child seats, requirements regarding side facing seats, motor caravans’ seats used only when stationary etc.

Seat tracking for wheelchairs, how to record correct seating capacity.

Turning plates, what checks are carried out? how to use them and when you are not required to use them.

Use of headlamp test equipment (alignment, levelling settings distance equipment should be from headlamp and where to find the information)

Steering security lock not checked (anti-theft device) applicable to which vehicles, what age etc.


Navigate the tester's manual.


How to read a manufacturers plate on commercial vehicles to determine if it is a class 4 or 7 vehicle, GB weights DGW and train weights and axle weight for tyre load index requirements for class 7 vehicles etc.

How to read a plate to determine tyre requirements.

How to read information for the side wall on a tyre asymmetric, directional, load index, profile, side wall instruction.

What requirements are there for vehicle booked for test without a current MOT, how far can they travel for an MOT, can they drive away if it fails.

Exhaust noise from cars.

Smoke test (manufacturers plate) how to read the information/apply the correct standards.

Electrical equipment (battery, wiring, tow-bar) pass/fail criteria.

Tow bar mounting corrosion mounting (30cm) not prescribed area.

Drivers view, indirect vision devices.

Rear wheel steering, pass/fail criteria of components, what to inspect.