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Changes to ORDIT register

By NASP, Mar 1 2019 01:00PM

The way you qualify to become an ORDIT trainer is changing.

ADIs can join the voluntary official register of driving instructor training (ORDIT), run by the DVSA, if you want to train driving instructors.

Joining the register allows you to prove you meet the DVSA standard to provide high-quality training, advertise yourself as a DVSA ORDIT trainer and have your details added to the GOV.UK service to find driving instructor training courses.

DVSA informed us in May 2018 that they planned to make changes to the way the ORDIT scheme works. The following changes are coming into place on 1 April 2019:

Raising the standards

Currently, only 60% of instructors in an ORDIT establishment need to be registered. This will be changed to 100%.

Instructors will also need to have achieved a grade ‘A’ on their latest standards check to join ORDIT, instead of being an ADI for 12 months. All ORDIT instructors will need to offer developmental training to other ADIs.

Changes to fees

Fees are being simplified. From 1 April 2019, it will cost:

£207.30 for a premises inspection

£120 for registration

£151.20 for trainer inspection at DVSA premises

£18 for dual registrations

Standards checks

ORDIT trainers will also no longer need to have a standards check unless asked by the Registrar.

Premises inspections

In the old scheme, all ORDIT establishments also needed to undergo a premises inspection, in the new scheme this will only be required for those with five or more instructors.

Registration period

The registration period for members will change to four years, in line with the ADI register.


The new syllabus and ORDIT assessment can be found on GOV.UK.

Please be aware that the old scheme has now closed and DVSA won’t be accepting any new applications on to it. The new application form will be available to download from GOV.UK from 1 April 2019.