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Competency-based training and assessment (CBTA)

From 1 February 2018, a licence holder will not be able to sit their CBTA 6F assessment until they have held their 6R licence for at least 9 months.

Find out more about CBTA 6F

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.

CBTA is a way to ensure you’re a competent rider

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.

There are a number of benefits

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.

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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. 

Contact Ride Forever about doing a course(external link)

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.

Then take your assessment with an approved assessor

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.

Download the motorcycle CBTA course guide to get the full picture of what the assessment involves [PDF, 419 KB]

Getting a restricted licence

Once you have your learner licence, you can sit your assessment ride for CBTA 6R as soon as you feel you’re ready to.

When you've successfully completed the assessment, the assessor will give you a Transport Agency CBTA 6R certificate. You can then apply for your restricted motorcycle licence at any time (provided you're at least 16½ years old). 

Find out how to apply for your restricted licence

Getting a full licence

You can sit the CBTA 6F assessment once you've held your restricted licence for at least 9 months.

When you've successfully completed the assessment, the assessor will give you a Transport Agency CBTA 6F certificate. You can apply for a full motorcycle licence when you've held your restricted licence for at least 12 months (provided you're at least 17½ years old).

Find out how to apply for your full licence 

Sitting the assessment

When you’re ready to sit your assessment, contact one of the assessors listed below to book in for your assessment appointment.

Download Factsheet 28: Learning to ride – getting your motorcycle licence [PDF, 90 KB]

Approved motorcycle CBTA course providers

Auckland

Approved motorcycle CBTA course providers / Auckland

Absolute
Paul Laugalis

Auckland West

| Mobile: 0274 966 029
Email: laugalisp@gmail.com

Accelerated Rider Training
David Horner

Northshore/Takapuna/Auckland, Albany/The Bays

| Freephone: 0800 124 530 | Mobile: 021 970 648
Email: david@motorbiketrainingnorthshore.co.nz
Website: www.MotorbikeTrainingNorthshore.co.nz

Auckland Riderskills
Philip McDaid

Auckland

| Phone: 09 555 7374 | Mobile: 021 710 792
Email: info@riderskills.co.nz
Website: www.riderskills.co.nz

Benjamin Alexander-Witty

Auckland

| Mobile: 021 077 0386
Email: b.alexanderwitty@gmail.com
Website: www.passmasters.nz

Brian Riley

Auckland/Waikato

| Mobile: 027 935 5815
Email: bnriley371@gmail.com

Competence Zone
Vinodh (Neil) Singh

Auckland

| Mobile: 022 098 0602
Email: sinvin25@yahoo.com.au
Website: competencezone.co.nz

Drivetime
Phillip Powell

15 Noble Street
Waiuku

| Mobile: 022 653 2701
Email: phillip@drivetime.co.nz
Website: www.drivetime.co.nz
Auckland/Northland/Hamilton

Erik Kampkuiper

Auckland South

| Phone: 09 947 9409
Email: info@passmastsers.nz

Jude Sibley

Auckland West

| Mobile: 021 292 5817
Email: Jude.f2013@hotmail.com

Passmasters Rider Training

Auckland/Waikato

| Phone: 09 947 9409 | Mobile: 021 479 408
Email: info@passmasters.nz
Website: www.passmasters.nz

Passmasters Rider Training
Andrew Ansell

Auckland/Waikato

| Phone: 09 947 9409 | Mobile: 021 479 408
Email: info@passmasters.nz
Website: www.passmasters.nz

Passmasters Rider Training
Christopher Sinclair

Auckland

| Phone: 09 947 9409 | Mobile: 021 479 408
Email: info@passmasters.nz
Website: www.passmasters.nz

Passmasters Rider Training
Kedar Suvarna

Auckland

| Mobile: 021 02689820
Email: kedar.suvarna@gmail.com

Passmasters Rider Training
Peter Marriott

Auckland

| Phone: 09 947 9409 | Mobile: 021 479 408
Email: info@passmasters.nz
Website: www.passmasters.nz

Passmasters Rider Training
Robert Van Proemeren

Pukekohe/Auckland/Waikato

| Phone: 09 947 9409 | Mobile: 021 479 408
Email: info@passmasters.nz
Website: www.passmasters.nz

Pro Rider Ltd
Aaron Carr

Auckland

| Phone: 09 973 3456 | Freephone: 0508 776 743
Email: office@prorider.co.nz
Website: www.prorider.co.nz

Pro Rider Ltd
Damian Woolfall

Auckland

| Phone: 09 973 3456 | Freephone: 0508 776 743
Email: office@prorider.co.nz
Website: www.prorider.co.nz

Pro Rider Ltd
Dugal Matheson

Auckland

| Phone: 09 973 3456 | Freephone: 0508 776 743
Email: office@prorider.co.nz
Website: www.prorider.co.nz

Pro Rider Ltd
Grant Greenwood

Auckland

| Phone: 09 973 3456 | Freephone: 0508 776 743
Email: office@prorider.co.nz
Website: www.prorider.co.nz

Pro Rider Ltd
Howard Mansell

Auckland (North, East & South Akld)

| Phone: 09 973 3456 | Freephone: 0508 776 743
Email: office@prorider.co.nz
Website: www.prorider.co.nz

Pro Rider Ltd
Jared Greenwood

Auckland/South Auckland

| Phone: 09 973 3456 | Freephone: 0508 776 743
Email: office@prorider.co.nz
Website: www.prorider.co.nz

Pro Rider Ltd
John Redman

Auckland

| Phone: 09 973 3456 | Freephone: 0508 776 743
Email: office@prorider.co.nz
Website: www.prorider.co.nz

Pro Rider Ltd
Karel Pavich

Auckland (North, East & South Akld)

| Phone: 09 973 3456 | Freephone: 0508 776 743
Email: office@prorider.co.nz
Website: www.prorider.co.nz

Pro Rider Ltd
Kevin Kinghan

Auckland

| Phone: 09 973 3456 | Freephone: 0508 776 743
Email: office@prorider.co.nz
Website: www.prorider.co.nz

Pro Rider Ltd
Mark Jones

Auckland North

| Phone: 09 973 3456 | Freephone: 0508 776 743
Email: office@prorider.co.nz
Website: www.prorider.co.nz

Pro Rider Ltd
Paul Pavletich

Auckland South

| Phone: 09 973 3456 | Freephone: 0508 776 743
Email: office@prorider.co.nz
Website: www.prorider.co.nz

Ridecraft
Neil Mackay

Auckland

| Freephone: 0800 228 226 | Mobile: 021 474 709
Email: ridecraft@vfrc.co.nz
Website: www.ridecraft.co.nz

Rider Training NZ
Dawn White

Auckland

| Freephone: 0800 576 273 | Mobile: 021 033 4766 (text)
Email: info@ridertraining.co.nz
Website: www.ridertraining.co.nz

Bay of Plenty

Approved motorcycle CBTA course providers / Bay of Plenty

Bayride Motorcycle Training
Andrew Edgar

Tauranga/Rotorua/Whakatane

| Freephone: 0800 923 000 | Mobile: 027 817 0104
Email: admin@bayride.co.nz
Website: www.drivewbd.co.nz

Bayride Motorcycle Training
Chris Welch

Tauranga/Rotorua/Whakatane

| Freephone: 0800 923 000 | Mobile: 021 888 865
Email: admin@bayride.co.nz
Website: www.drivewbd.co.nz

Bill Hadley

Tauranga

| Mobile: 0275 743 377
Email: bill@riderqual.co.nz
Website: www.riderqual.co.nz

Christine (Chrissy) Dougherty

Tauranga/Bay of Plenty

| Mobile: 027 2966 494
Email: chrissydoc3@gmail.com

Eduquip Motorcycle School
Gordon Sherwood

Tauranga/Whakatane/Rotorua/Taupo

| Phone: 07 323 4005 | Mobile: 022 6323 534
Email: eduquipmotorcycleschool@gmail.com
Website: facebook.com/BHSEBoP

Empowered Journeys
Neil Stodart

Tauranga

| Mobile: 021 211 5395
Email: empoweredjourneysnz@gmail.com

Glenn Berridge

Tauranga

| Mobile: 0274 690 237
Email: motorcycleroadcraft@live.com

Pro Rider Ltd

Tauranga

| Phone: 09 973 3456 | Freephone: 0508 776 743
Email: office@prorider.co.nz
Website: www.prorider.co.nz

Pro Rider Ltd
Dugal Matheson

Bay of Plenty

| Phone: 09 973 3456 | Freephone: 0508 776 743
Email: office@prorider.co.nz
Website: www.prorider.co.nz

Pro Rider Ltd
Kevin Kinghan

Bay of Plenty

| Phone: 09 973 3456 | Freephone: 0508 776 743
Email: office@prorider.co.nz
Website: www.prorider.co.nz

Revs Motorcycle Training
Mark Revill-Johnson

Rotorua/Tauranga

| Freephone: 0800 687 387
Email: mark@revs.co.nz
Website: www.revs.co.nz

Canterbury

Approved motorcycle CBTA course providers / Canterbury

Grant Somers-Edgar

Canterbury

| Mobile: 021 132 5663
Email: nzcbta@gmail.com
Website: www.dunedindrivingschool.co.nz

2 Drive Safe Rider Training
Duncan Seed

Canterbury – Christchurch & Rangiora

| Freephone: 0508 863 748 | Mobile: 021 734 484
Email: info@2drivesafe.com
Website: www.2drivesafe.com

2 Drive Safe Rider Training
Mary Ann Dunn

Canterbury - Christchurch & Rangiora

| Freephone: 0508 863 748
Email: info@2drivesafe.com
Website: www.2drivesafe.com

AJL Driver Training
AJ Longbottom

Christchurch

| Phone: 03 349 4787 | Mobile: 021 02559192
Email: ajl273trices@xtra.co.nz

CnB (Carz n Bikez) Training Ltd
Caron Bedwell

Christchurch & Timaru

| Mobile: 027 533 2108
Email: training@cnbtraining.nz
Website: www.learntoridemotorcycles.nz

CnB (Carz n Bikez) Training Ltd
Glenn Hayward

Christchurch

| Mobile: 021 275 3824
Email: training@cnbtraining.nz
Website: www.learntoridemotorcycles.nz

Mainland Motorcycle School
Mike Flowers

Christchurch

| Phone: 03 974 3136
Email: info@motorcycleschool.co.nz
Website: www.motorcycleschool.co.nz

Ornsby Motorcycle Training
Clive Chapman

Ashburton

| Phone: 03 980 8933 | Freephone: 0508 676 729
Email: info@motorcycletraining.co.nz
Website: www.motorcycletraining.co.nz

Ornsby Motorcycle Training
Dan Ornsby

Christchurch & Timaru

| Phone: 03 980 8933 | Freephone: 0508 676 729 | Mobile: 027 482 3510
Email: info@motorcycletraining.co.nz
Website: www.motorcycletraining.co.nz

Ornsby Motorcycle Training
Hank Randall

Christchurch & Timaru

| Phone: 03 980 8933 | Freephone: 0508 676 729
Email: info@motorcycletraining.co.nz
Website: www.motorcycletraining.co.nz

Ornsby Motorcycle Training
Jared Cantlon

Christchurch & Timaru

| Phone: 03 980 8933 | Freephone: 0580 676 729
Email: info@motorcycletraining.co.nz
Website: www.motorcycletraining.co.nz

Ornsby Motorcycle Training
Pete Daly

Christchurch & Timaru

| Phone: 03 980 8933 | Freephone: 0508 676 729
Email: info@motorcycletraining.co.nz
Website: www.motorcycletraining.co.nz

Riderite Motorcycle Trtaining
Stuart Knott

Canterbury

| Mobile: 021 063 4631
Email: stuknott@hotmail.com
Website: www.riderite

Hawke's Bay

Approved motorcycle CBTA course providers / Hawke's Bay

Alert Rider Training
Bruce Porter

Napier, Hastings, Hawkes Bay

| Phone: 06 844 8492 | Mobile: 027 310 6383
Email: bport_tutor@hotmail.com

Ken Nightingale

Hawkes Bay/Napier

| Phone: 06 835 4912 | Mobile: 021 170 1896
Email: kennightingale50@gmail.com

Two Bald Bikers
Ross Gratton

Hawkes Bay

| Freephone: 0800 560 022
Email: ross@twobaldbikers.co.nz
Website: www.twobaldbikers.co.nz

Two Bald Bikers
Stuart Nelson

Hawkes Bay

| Freephone: 0800 560 022
Email: stuart@twobaldbikers.co.nz
Website: www.twobaldbikers.co.nz

Manawatū-Whanganui

Approved motorcycle CBTA course providers / Manawatū-Whanganui

0800 2 wheels
Glen Christensen

Palmerston North/Whanganui

| Phone: 06 344 4294 | Freephone: 0800 2 WHEELS | Mobile: 027 4832 062
Email: tgtc@xtra.co.nz
Website: www.08002wheels.co.nz

Australasian Driver Training Services
Dave Jenkins

PO Box 200, Feilding 4740

| Mobile: 0274 714 861
Email: dave@adts.co.nz

Don Mclachlan

Manawatu-Whanganui/Taranaki/Wellington

| Freephone: 0800 559 462 | Mobile: 027 559 4628
Email: donmclachlan@xtra.co.nz

Pro Rider Ltd
Dave Jenkins

Manawatu-Whanganui

| Phone: 09 973 3456 | Freephone: 0508 776 743
Email: office@prorider.co.nz
Website: www.prorider.co.nz

Two Bald Bikers
Ross Gratton

Palmerston North

| Freephone: 0800 560 022
Email: ross@twobaldbikers.co.nz
Website: www.twobaldbikers.co.nz

Two Bald Bikers
Stuart Nelson

Palmerston North

| Freephone: 0800 560 022
Email: stuart@twobaldbikers.co.nz
Website: www.twobaldbikers.co.nz

Nelson-Marlborough-Tasman

Approved motorcycle CBTA course providers / Nelson-Marlborough-Tasman

Academy of Motorcycling
Tim Holt

Nelson

| Mobile: 022 199 8363
Website: www.aom.net.nz

Jason Howcroft

Nelson

| Mobile: 021 706 852
Website: www.Nelsonmotorbiketraining.co.nz

Kevin Guthrie

Nelson

| Mobile: 021 238 0553
Website: www.Nelsonmotorbiketraining.co.nz

Marlborough Motorcycle Riding School
John Laing

Blenheim

| Mobile: 021 08288713
Email: johnlaing.mt@xtra.co.nz
Website: www.motorbikeschool.co.nz

Northland

Approved motorcycle CBTA course providers / Northland

Drivetime
Phillip Powell

15 Noble Street
Waiuku

| Mobile: 022 653 2701
Email: phillip@drivetime.co.nz
Website: www.drivetime.co.nz
Auckland/Northland/Hamilton

Lance Goulsbro

Northland, Whangarei & Dargaville

| Mobile: 021 147 4344
Email: lmgoulsbro@gmail.com

Neil Collings

Whangarei & Mangawhai

| Mobile: 021 182 7258
Email: n.collings@icloud.com

Pro Rider Ltd

Whangarei

| Phone: 09 973 3456 | Freephone: 0508 776 746
Email: office@prorider.co.nz
Website: www.prorider.co.nz

Pro Rider Ltd
Colin Bamforth

Northland (Whangarei)

| Phone: 09 973 3456 | Freephone: 0508 776 743
Email: office@prorider.co.nz
Website: www.prorider.co.nz

Steve Rossell

Kerikeri

| Phone: 09 405 9771 | Mobile: 021 071 0518

Otago

Approved motorcycle CBTA course providers / Otago

AA Motorcycle Training
Daniel Love

Dunedin & Central Otago

| Phone: 03 477 7309 | Freephone: 0800 223 748
Email: danlove.aadt@xtra.co.nz
Website: www.aa.co.nz/drivers/motorcycle-training/

Grant Somers-Edgar

Dunedin

| Mobile: 021 132 5663
Email: nzcbta@gmail.com
Website: www.dunedindrivingschool.co.nz

Ornsby Motorcycle Training
Dan Ornsby

Dunedin

| Phone: 03 980 8933 | Freephone: 0508 676 729
Email: info@motorcycletraining.co.nz
Website: www.motorcycletraining.co.nz

Ralph Burrell

Oamaru

| Phone: 03 439 5355 | Mobile: 027 434 5179
Email: rbmech@xtra.co.nz
Website: www.rbmdrivertraining.co.nz

Southland

Approved motorcycle CBTA course providers / Southland

Neil McKenzie

C/- Drivetech Limited, 156 Longbush Road, RD 1, Invercargill

| Phone: 03 230 4326 | Freephone: 0508 237483
Email: info@drivetech.co.nz
Website: www.drivetech.co.nz

Taranaki

Approved motorcycle CBTA course providers / Taranaki

Academy of Riding
Lance Munroe

New Plymouth

| Phone: 06 755 1656 | Mobile: 027 436 7573
Email: lancemunroe@gmail.com
Website: www.academyofdriving.co.nz
alternative website www.lance@aod.nz

CnB (Carz n Bikez) Training Ltd
Caron Bedwell

Taranaki

| Mobile: 027 533 2108
Email: training@cnbtraining.nz
Website: www.learntoridemotorcycles.nz

Don Mclachlan

Taranaki/Manawatu-Whanganui/Wellington

| Freephone: 0800 559 462 | Mobile: 027 559 4628
Email: donmclachlan@xtra.co.nz

Lanfear Driver & Rider Training
Ian Lanfear

133 Powderham Street
New Plymouth 4310

| Phone: 06 759 6959 | Freephone: 0800 333 390 | Mobile: 027 759 6959
Email: ian.lanfear@xtra.co.nz

Waikato

Approved motorcycle CBTA course providers / Waikato

Brian Riley

Auckland/Waikato

| Mobile: 027 935 5815
Email: bnriley371@gmail.com

Choice Driver Training
Denise Harris, Scott Harris

Whitianga

| Mobile: 021 177 6494
Email: denscott@hotmail.co.uk
Website: choicedrivertraining.co.nz
Alternative phone 021 150 4439

Drivetime
Phillip Powell

15 Noble Drive
Waiuku

| Mobile: 022 653 2701
Email: phillip@drivetime.co.nz
Website: www.drivetime.co.nz
Auckland/Northland/Hamilton

Holden Driver Training
Wayne Holden

Waikato

| Freephone: 0800 855 7521 | Mobile: 027 444 5816
Email: holdendrivertraining@hotmail.com
Website: www.holdendrivertraining.co.nz

King Country Driver Training
Colin Manion

43 Bell Road
Manunui
Taumarunui 3994

| Phone: 07 896 6607 | Mobile: 027 295 9704
Email: c.manion@xtra.co.nz

Malcolm Outterside

Whitianga/Thames

| Mobile: 027 2870024
Email: eastcoast.automotive@xtra.co.nz

Passmasters Rider Training

Waikato/Auckland

| Phone: 09 947 9409 | Mobile: 021 479 408
Email: info@passmasters.nz
Website: www.passmasters.nz

Pro Rider Ltd
Aaron Carr

Waikato

| Phone: 09 973 3456 | Freephone: 0508 776 743
Email: office@prorider.co.nz
Website: www.prorider.co.nz

Pro Rider Ltd
David Bishara

Taupo/Waikato

| Phone: 09 973 3456 | Freephone: 0508 776 743
Email: office@prorider.co.nz
Website: www.prorider.co.nz

Pro Rider Ltd
Dugal Matheson

Waikato

| Phone: 09 973 3456 | Freephone: 0508 776 743
Email: office@prorider.co.nz
Website: www.prorider.co.nz

Pro Rider Ltd
Howard Mansell

Auckland/Waikato

| Phone: 09 973 3456 | Freephone: 0508 776 743
Email: office@prorider.co.nz
Website: www.prorider.co.nz

Pro Rider Ltd
Karel Pavich

Auckland/Waikato

| Phone: 09 973 3456 | Freephone: 0508 776 743
Email: office@prorider.co.nz
Website: www.prorider.co.nz

Pro Rider Ltd
Kevin Kinghan

Waikato (Hamilton)

| Phone: 09 973 3456 | Freephone: 0508 776 743
Email: office@prorider.co.nz
Website: www.prorider.co.nz

Pro Rider Ltd
Scott Miller

Waikato/Hamilton

| Phone: 09 973 3456 | Freephone: 0508 776 743
Email: office@prorider.co.nz
Website: www.proriderco.nz

Revs Motorcycle Training
Mark Revill-Johnson

Rotorua/Tauranga

| Freephone: 0800 687 387
Email: mark@revs.co.nz
Website: www.revs.co.nz

Steve Gane

Te Awamutu

| Mobile: 027 412 5000

Wellington

Approved motorcycle CBTA course providers / Wellington

Don Mclachlan

Wellington/Kapiti/Manawatu-Whanganui/Taranaki

| Freephone: 0800 559 462 | Mobile: 027 559 4628
Email: donmclachlan@xtra.co.nz

Rightway Driving Academy (Kapiti) Ltd
Peter Hookham

Kapiti Coast

| Mobile: 021 537 294
Email: rightwaykapiti@gmail.com
Website: www.rightwaydriving.co.nz

Roadsafe Rider
Andrew Templeton

Wellington

| Phone: 04 232 0110 | Mobile: 027 2459510
Email: admin@roadsafe.co.nz
Website: www.roadsafe.co.nz

Roadsafe Rider
Lynne Templeton

Wellington

| Phone: 04 232 0110 | Mobile: 027 4349038
Email: admin@roadsafe.co.nz
Website: www.roadsafe.co.nz

Shaun Webb

Lower Hutt

| Mobile: 027 533 2934
Email: shaun@cernz.co.nz
Website: www.aa.co.nz/drivers/motorcycle-training/

Two Bald Bikers
Ross Gratton

Lower Hutt

| Freephone: 0800 560 022
Email: ross@twobaldbikers.co.nz
Website: www.twobaldbikers.co.nz

Two Bald Bikers
Stuart Nelson

Lower Hutt

| Freephone: 0800 560 022
Email: stuart@twobaldbikers.co.nz
Website: www.twobaldbikers.co.nz

Zdrivertraining.com
Quentin McKay

Wellington Central

| Mobile: 021 105 9454
Email: contact@zdrivertraining.com
Website: www.zdrivertraining.com

West Coast

Approved motorcycle CBTA course providers / West Coast

Petre (Peter) Kalinowski

Greymouth

| Phone: 03 789 8849 | Mobile: 022 011 7001
Email: roadcraftnz@outlook.co.nz
Website: www.facebook.com/pages/Roadcraft-NZ/

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