ADI Test Fees

Test Fees For ADI's

Driving test fees are effective from 5 October 2014.

Approved driving instructor (ADI) test and registration fees are set by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) - fees for driving instructor training vary and are set by training organisations.

ADI qualifying test fees

You have to pass the qualifying tests before you register as an ADI with DVSA.

Fee type


ADI part 1 test


ADI part 2 test


ADI part 3 test


You have to pay the full amount again if you don’t pass any of the tests, and want to take another one.


ADI registration and licence fees

You have to pay a fee to join the ADI register, get a trainee licence and renew your registration every 4 years.

Fee type


First ADI certificate


Trainee driving instructor licence


Renewal or re-registration


Lost licence replacement


There are different fees for taking the ADI qualifying tests and registering in Northern Ireland.


Pass Plus instructor fees

You have to pay a fee to register as a Pass Plus instructor. You also have to pay for any refill packs you need.

Fee type


Pass Plus starter pack


Pass Plus refill pack


DVSA special test fee

As an ADI, you can take the DVSA special test if you want your skills tested to the highest standard.

Fee type


DVSA car special test