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You need to have passed a practical licence test in the last five years

Before an I endorsement is granted you must demonstrate your ability to drive safely. This means you will need to sit a full licence test or show that you have passed one in the last five years.

What’s involved in the test?

The full licence test is 30 minutes long and includes 20 minutes of driving in a manual transmission car. This will allow you to give instruction in both manual and automatic transmission vehicles.

Drivers being tested will need to show they are safe drivers with good driving skills in complex real-life situations. They will also demonstrate they can detect risks and respond to any possible hazards appropriately without any prompting or explanation from the testing officer. You will be assessed in a wide variety of traffic and road situations.

Where do I sit my test?

When you make your application for an endorsement you will need to go to a driver licensing agent. You can book your test with them at the same time as handing in your endorsement application.

Practical tests

Remember you also need to have:

  • held a full licence for at least two years
  • held each class of driver licence that you want to teach for at least two years. For example, if you want to teach both class 1 (car) and class 6 (motorcycles), you must have held each of those classes for at least two years.


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