About

The National Register of LGV Instructors (NRI) is a DVSA endorsed, not-for-profit register that aims to professionalise the HGV / LGV training industry.  We believe that excellent Instructors and Assessors with a consistent, high level of knowledge and skill, result in safer and more proficient LGV drivers.

Our focus is on setting and improving the standard of Instructors and Assessors by maintaining a register of individuals who, by taking and passing an NRI Instructor or Assessor examination, have shown that they have the necessary skills and knowledge to do the job

Three categories of registration are available:

  1. The Register of LGV Instructors proves that an individual has the necessary skills and knowledge to give instruction to both novice and experienced LGV drivers.
  2. The Register of LGV Assessors proves that an individual has the necessary skills and knowledge to conduct and report on LGV driver assessments.
  3. The Register of Driver CPC Instructors proves that an individual has the necessary skills and knowledge to deliver Periodic Training courses in classrooms to LGV and PCV licence holders.

The register was established and launched in December 2016 as a replacement for the DVSA’s voluntary LGV instructor register and the RTITB register of professional instructors, both of which closed at the end of 2016. Since its launch, it has been both endorsed and overseen by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA), supported by the Logistics UK and Road Haulage Association (RHA) and operated by RTITB, the leading workplace transport training accrediting body.

The NRI is exclusively an examination body. Instructors and Assessors must pass an examination at an NRI approved centre to join the register.  The NRI monitors and uphold standards at these examination centres, as well as setting the examination criteria.  While experienced Instructors or Assessors may take the examination without any prior training, many register members choose to take a short training course before their examination to ensure their knowledge and skills are up to date.

Being part of the register gives Instructors and Assessors independent, formal recognition of their ability, contributing to their professional development and enabling them to demonstrate their commitment to upholding the highest quality.  We believe that only by encouraging these exceptional standards of LGV instruction, assessment and mentoring, can we work collectively as an industry to improve driving standards and safety on the roads.

The objectives of the register are:

  • To agree and maintain a set of standards for the skills and underpinning knowledge required to be an effective LGV instructor or assessor
  • To improve the standard of LGV instruction and assessment
  • To increase the number of registered LGV instructors and assessors
  • To contribute to an improvement in the national pass rate of LGV vocational tests

The responsibilities of the Register Operator (RTITB):

    • Approve organisations as examination centres
    • Conduct and process candidate instructor examinations
    • Publish and maintain examination criteria that are easily accessible and easily understood by potential candidate instructors or assessors
    • Quality assurance of approved exam centres to include: data analysis, mystery shopping (when required), customer feedback/surveys, unannounced audits
    • Marketing/advertising of the register and those on the register
    • Produce and dispatch certificates and ID cards to successful candidates
    • Remind registered instructors or assessors when they are due for re-registration
    • Operate a registered instructor/assessor helpline which can be called for advice and guidance during office hours
    • Confidential “whistle-blowing” function to report any concerns about exam centre or registered instructor/assessor conduct
    • Produce quarterly profit and loss accounts

NRI LGV Instructor register CostS

FEESNRI (5 yearly)
Annual cost of registration£97.60 + VAT
Examinations (per candidate)£423.00 + VAT
Registration£65.00 + VAT
Total£488.00 + VAT

All prices include VAT

NRI register of LGV Assessors Costs

FEESNRI (5 yearly)
Annual cost of registration£97.60 + VAT
Examinations (per candidate)£423.00 + VAT
Registration£65.00 + VAT
Total£488.00 + VAT

NRI REGISTER OF driver cpc instructors COSTS

FEESNRI (5 yearly)
Annual cost of registration per candidate£41.20 + VAT
Examinations (up to a maximum of 3 candidates)£423.00 + VAT
Examinations (additional individual candidates up to a maximum of 6)£141.00 + VAT
Examinations with the maximum 6 candidates£846.00 + VAT
Registration£65.00 + VAT

All prices are subject to VAT