Become a driving instructor

5 Steps to becoming a driving instructor

When you train to become driving instructor, you are in effect becoming your own business. As such you can work the days and times that fit in best around you and your family schedule. We are recognised by the DVSA as being fully qualified (ORDIT) to train people to become a driving instructor.

Listed in this article are the first 5 steps that you need to take when you start to train to become driving instructor.



The following information outlines the stages you have to complete to become a driving instructor.

You must:

  • Have held a full UK driving licence for at least 3 years with no more than 6 penalty points
  • Be at least 21 years old

In order to start your training to become a driving instructor you must meet the above criteria.


First of all before you can train to become driving instructor you will need to have a criminal record check, you must apply for one even if you already hold one. There are two ways to do this.

ONLINE: You can apply online by clicking here

After completing your online application you must prove your identity. This can be done at a post office that offers the ‘CRB and ID verification service and will cost just £6.

You must provide 3 types of original forms of identification these could be:

  • Your passport
  • Your driving licence
  • Bank statement not more than 3 months old
  • Utility bill not more than 3 months old

Documents must be originals, copies will not be accepted. You must also bring out your printed application page with the barcodes on.

Postal Applications:

To apply by post you are required to fill out this form  and a postal application form will be sent out to you within 5 working days.

 DVSA Online CRB Team, GB Group, 1 Wilford Business Park, Ruddington Lane, Nottingham, NG11 7EP

The checking service via the post office for postal applications will be £8.50. Applications sent to the GBGroup, the cost will be £11.80


Once you have recieved your criminal checks, you can start your application process to become a drivnig instructor.

To apply you must have the following:

  • Your driving licence number
  • Any details of driving disqualifications, motoring or non motoring convictions
  • Any information of court cases that have been brought against you.