What you need to know to become a Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency-approved assessor of competency-based training and assessment courses (CBTA).

CBTA information for members of the public 

You’ll have to meet a range of criteria

If you’re interested in becoming a Transport Agency-approved assessor for competency-based assessment, you’ll have to meet a range of criteria. To be approved by the Transport Agency, you'll need to:

  1. have a current ‘I6’ (driving instructor) endorsement on your driver licence
  2. undertake and pass an advanced riding assessment*
  3. develop a compliant riding assessment route
  4. conduct an assessment on this route (including identification of riding faults), and be certified by an approved representative of the Transport Agency.

*If you are an IAM, ROSPA or MSF rider certified to advanced riding standard (or higher), or if you’ve conducted advanced motorcycle instruction for NZ Army or NZ Police within the past five years, you won’t need to undertake the advanced riding assessment. Evidence of other riding experience may also be acceptable and is to be determined on a case-by-case basis.

Download the approval criteria

Approval criteria you need to meet to become an assessor [PDF, 966 KB]

Statement of approval conditions governing the delivery of CBTA courses [PDF, 1.2 MB]

Make an application to become an assessor

If you meet the criteria in the approval criteria document,  you're invited to make an application to become a Transport Agency-approved assessor.

Send your completed application form to your local transport officer (you can find these details on the application form).

Application form to become a CBTA assessor [PDF, 208 KB]

Book in a stage 1 advanced riding assessment

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency has approved a number of advanced riding assessment certifiers to conduct these assessments.

Applicants who need to have their riding skills assessed via an advanced riding assessment can book and undertake the assessment with one of the following approved certifiers.

Auckland/Waikato/Bay of Plenty
Philip McDaid
Riderskills Motorcycle Training
021 710 792
0800 245 387
www.riderskills.co.nz(external link)
Karel Pavich
Pro Rider Motorcycle Training & Coaching
Auckland/Waikato/Bay of Plenty
027 699 8089
Andrew Templeton
Roadsafe Motorcycle Riding Techniques Limited
04 232 0110
027 245 9510
0800 237 623
www.roadsafe.co.nz(external link)
Lynne Templeton
Roadsafe Motorcycle Riding Techniques Limited
04 232 0110
027 434 9038
0800 237 623
www.roadsafe.co.nz(external link)
Dan Ornsby
Dan Orsnby Motorcycle Training
03 980 8933
0274 823 510
0508 676 729
www.motorcycletraining.co.nz(external link)
Bill Kidney
Master Drive Services LTD
Otago & Southland
03 477 4004
027 459 9585

Then book in a stage 3 assessment

Once you're invited to progress to stage 3 of the application process to become an approved CBTA assessor, you can book in with one of the Transport Agency staff approved certifiers. You can book your CBTA 6R assessment with them by emailing motorcycleCBTA@nzta.govt.nz.

The 6R assessment will be conducted on your assessment route, developed as part of stage 2.

Download more documents you will need

Batch docket [PDF, 64 KB]

Class 6 restricted route mandatory tasks [PDF, 119 KB]

Class 6 full route mandatory tasks [PDF, 107 KB]

Complaint form [PDF, 64 KB]

Pre-ride instruction cards [PDF, 213 KB]

Sample course register [DOC, 80 KB]