Competency-based training and assessment gives you an option to have your riding skills assessed by an approved assessor instead of taking the practical riding test. This page contains all you need to know about CBTA.
Instead of taking a practical test at the restricted and full stages of your licence, you can choose to have your riding skills assessed by an approved CBTA assessor.
Although training isn't compulsory, we recommend you complete training before attempting the assessment ride. This will ensure that you have the necessary riding skills and you're fully prepared to do the assessment.
The assessments are designed to ensure you're competent in a prescribed range of riding skills, which are important to keep you safe when riding on our roads.
If you choose the CBTA option:
it can reduce the time it takes you to gain your restricted and/or full motorcycle licence – completing the CBTA course is the only way you can reduce the required minimum time during the learner and restricted licence stages
it improves your riding skill levels by targeting high-risk riding behaviours, which allows for a safer road system for you and other road users
If you choose to do your training through an approved CBTA assessor, you'll get feedback on your riding skills and you'll get tips on how to ride smarter and safer. These improvements will help prepare you for the CBTA assessment, and help you make smarter choices on the road.
You can train with any qualified instructor
You can do your training with any qualified motorcycle riding instructor. All approved CBTA assessors are qualified motorcycle instructors and are able to tailor training to suit you.
There are also government-subsidised and tailored training courses available through the Ride Forever National Training Programme. Ride Forever courses provide extensive on-road training. The core competencies covered are based on the skills required for the assessments. The courses are available throughout New Zealand.
You can start training for either stage at any time after getting your learner or restricted licence, so you're fully prepared to undertake the assessment. Once you're satisfied that you're competent in the skills required for the assessment, you can book and undertake the assessment ride.
CBTA uses the knowledge and experience of industry based assessors who have been approved by the Transport Agency to train and assess motorcyclists riding skills.
Once you have your learner or restricted licence, you can sit your assessment ride for CBTA 6R or 6F as soon as you feel you’re ready to.
When you’re ready to sit your assessment, contact one of the assessors listed below to book in for your assessment appointment.
Once you’ve passed your assessment you’ll be issued with a Transport Agency motorcycle competency certificate for the appropriate CBTA course. Once you’ve held your learner/restricted licence for the minimum period, you’ll be eligible to apply for your restricted/full licence. You’ll need to present this certificate to a driver licensing agent when you apply for the related licence.
|Approved motorcycle CBTA course providers / Auckland|
| Mobile: 0274 966 029
|Approved motorcycle CBTA course providers / Bay of Plenty|
|Approved motorcycle CBTA course providers / Canterbury|
|Approved motorcycle CBTA course providers / Gisborne|
|Approved motorcycle CBTA course providers / Hawke's Bay|
|Approved motorcycle CBTA course providers / Manawatu-Wanganui|
|Approved motorcycle CBTA course providers / Nelson-Marlborough-Tasman|
|Approved motorcycle CBTA course providers / Northland|
Lance GoulsbroWhangarei & Dargaville
| Mobile: 021 147 4344
|Approved motorcycle CBTA course providers / Otago|
|Approved motorcycle CBTA course providers / Southland|
|Approved motorcycle CBTA course providers / Taranaki|
|Approved motorcycle CBTA course providers / Waikato|
Steve GaneTe Awamutu
| Mobile: 027 412 5000
|Approved motorcycle CBTA course providers / Wellington|
|Approved motorcycle CBTA course providers / West Coast|
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