Before the assessment, the assessor will need to confirm your identity (your photo driver licence will provide clear proof of identity).
If you’re not able to produce a photo driver licence (ie you hold a temporary paper driver licence), you’ll also need to provide alternative photographic identification (ie a passport).
The assessor will also check that your driver licence is current and that you’re complying with any special licence conditions.
You must carry your driver licence with you at all times when riding. If you don’t have your licence with you, the assessment can’t go ahead.
The assessment won’t go ahead if you show clear signs of having taken alcohol or drugs, or you’re not fully in control of your normal faculties.
The pre-ride safety check is a basic check of your motorcycle to ensure that it’s safe and legally compliant.
The assessor will ask you to check the items listed below. As you check each item you’ll also need to provide a brief description of what you’re looking for:
If any of these fail the pre-ride check, the assessment won’t start until non-compliant items have been fixed.
During any training or assessment you must wear the following protective equipment:
Motorcycle helmets and other recommended safety gear(external link)
You can also visit the Motocap website. Motocap is a safety rating scheme that aims to empower motorcyclists to choose gear that provides them with the best protection and comfort for their ride.
If you’re not wearing the equipment listed above, your training/assessment will be postponed until you’re wearing the appropriate protective equipment.
The assessor will also ask you to wear a Hi-Viz vest during any training or assessment (either your own or one supplied by the assessor).
Under the learner approved motorcycle scheme (LAMS), the learner and restricted stage CBTA courses can only be carried out if the motorcycle you’re using is LAMS-approved.
List of LAMS-approved motorcycles
If you have a written exemption from Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency allowing you to ride a LAMS-prohibited motorcycle, you’ll need to bring the written exemption with you and give it to the examiner.
In addition to being LAMS-approved, any motorcycle used in CBTA courses must be capable of maintaining open road speeds into head winds and on hills.
Motorcycles with automatic transmission can only be used for the assessment in situations where you provide your own motorcycle. In any situation where the assessor supplies the motorcycle to be used for the assessment, they won’t have automatic transmission. Automatic transmission includes any motorcycle which doesn’t have a manually operated clutch, regardless of whether or not the gears can be manually selected and changed.
CBTA courses may not be undertaken on:
If your motorcycle was manufactured on or after 1 January 1980, you’ll need to use your headlamp or daytime running lamps (if fitted) when undergoing on-road training or assessment.
If you’re undertaking the learner stage (Class 6R CBTA) you’ll need to display an L plate on the rear of the motorcycle. If an L plate isn’t displayed you won’t be able to undertake training or the assessment.
A motorcycle displaying trade plates is not allowed to be used for CBTA training or the assessment.
If trade plates are displayed on the bike, you won’t be able to undertake training or the assessment.
Before the assessment starts, the assessor will provide and fit you with communication equipment, which will allow them to communicate with you during the assessment. This is so the assessor can give you instructions to guide you around the assessment route.
Before the assessment starts, the assessor will give you the following instructions: