The Standards Check

Standards check

At my last check test on the 6 Dec 2016 and I achieved a Grade A This is the highest grade achievable

A Driving Instructor will have to take at least 1 Standards Check during each 4-year period that you’re registered as an approved driving instructor (ADI).

You still have to take the Standards Check if you:

The test makes sure that you are keeping up the proper standards of instruction.

It lasts for about 1 hour. There’s a 15 minute debrief at the end of the test when you get a grade of your performance.

Your check test grade

At the end of your check test, the examiner will:

Your grade will determine how long it’ll be before you have to take your next Standards check.

Grades you can get

You’ll usually have to take a Standards check again within:

I am A Grade A Instructor



Total score Grade Description
Your performance is unsatisfactory
Grade B
You’ll stay on the approved driving instructors (ADI) register
Grade A
You have shown a high standard of instruction and you’ll stay on the ADI register



Educational check test

If you’re a newly qualified ADI and your instruction is not acceptable, you’ll get an ‘E’ grade. You’ll normally have to take the check test again within 6 months.