How to Join the Register of Assessors

In order to become an assessor on the National Register you will first need to pass the 3-part examination at one of the approved exam centres. there are two ways of doing this:

  1. Direct entry by examination

    An experienced LGV assessor can join the NRI directly by taking the three part examination detailed below. You will need to select a NRI approved examination centre local to you to take your examination, they can be found here. In addition to the examination fee, you will need to pay the examination centre fee*. This will vary from centre to centre and will reflect the use of facilities, which could include provision of the LGV in which you take the examination.

    *some examination centres may charge an administration fee for examinations. The fee shown is the NRI charge to the exam centre for a 3-part examination for one person.


  2. Entry by training and examination

    You may want to do training before taking your 3-part examination. Even if you are a very experienced LGV Assessor, you may find training helpful as preparation for the examination process, especially if you haven’t been examined or assessed recently. There is no scheme governing this training or the content, so its important you ask your chosen training provider about their pass rates, standards and processes. You can choose a training provider who is also an NRI approved examination centre as this may be more convenient for you, this is not a requirement.

The examination consists of the following elements:

For each part of the examination there is guidance and material available. This includes marking details or examples of role-play scenarios you will encounter in the NRI examination. We recommend that you read this information before deciding whether you will need training before taking the examination.

Part One – Theory Examination

75 minutes test, 70 multiple choice questions covering assessment techniques, legislation, the Highway Code and eco-safe driving. The overall pass mark if 85% and you also need to achieve a minimum of 80% in each of the 4 subject areas.

Download our theory exam guidance now.

Part Two – Practical Driving Ability

A minimum one hour drive. You cannot incur any more than 6 driving faults and you must not incur any serious or dangerous faults. You will be asked to do one of two off road exercises (chosen on the day by the examiner).

Download our practical driving ability marking sheet now.

Part three – in-cab assessment

The examiner takes the role of the driver being assessed in a 90-minute role play of in-cab assessment and reporting. This comprises of 15 minutes for candidates to undertake a pre-assessment briefing and checks, 15 minutes for vehicle familiarity and walk-around checks, 30 minutes for on-road driving assessment and 30 minutes for the candidate to write their assessment report. The pass mark is 50 out of 72 and you will need to achieve a minimum of 20 in Part 1 and 31 in Part 2.

Download the in-cab assessment guidance now.

Upon successful completion of the examination, you will finalise your enrolment by filling out a registration form and agreeing to the terms and conditions, before submitting for approval.


FEESNRI (5 year registration)
Examination (per candidate)£465.00 + VAT
Registration£70.00 + VAT
Online theory re-examination £110.00 + VAT