LGV Assessor National Register
Registered LGV Assessors demonstrate that they are committed to upholding high quality LGV driver assessment standards.
Only Assessors that have achieved the sought-after National Register of LGV Assessors qualification can join the register, as this proves they have the training, knowledge, experience and skills to be an effective LGV Assessor.
Many UK businesses look for this qualification when employing LGV Assessors.
JOIN THE LGV ASSESSOR REGISTER
To join the National Register of LGV Assessors you need to pass the three-part examination at an approved exam centre. There are two ways of doing this:
DIRECT ENTRY BY EXAMINATION OR EXCEPTION
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.
Those with an MoD Defence Licence Acquisition Instructor (DLAI) qualification (or other) may be eligible to join without examination (see FAQ below).
*some examination centres may charge an administration fee for examinations. The fee shown is the NRI charge to the exam centre for a three-part examination for one person.
ENTRY BY TRAINING AND EXAMINATION
Even if you are a very experienced LGV Assessor, you may find training helpful as preparation for the three-part examination process, especially if you haven’t been examined or assessed recently.
There is no scheme governing this training or the content, so it is 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 but is not a requirement.
The fees shown below are the NRI charge to the exam centre for a 3-part examination for one person. Exam centres may charge an administration fee.
NRI (5 YEAR REGISTRATION)
Examination (per candidate)
£465.00 + VAT
Registration (5 Years)
£70.00 + VAT
Online Theory Re-Examination
£110.00 + VAT
ABOUT THE EXAMINATION
For each part of the examination there is guidance material, marking details, or example role-play scenarios available. We recommend you read this information before deciding whether you will need training before taking the examination.
PART ONE – THEORY TEST
70-minute test with 70 multiple choice questions covering assessment techniques, legislation, The Highway Code and eco-safe driving. The overall pass mark is 85% and you also need to achieve a minimum of 80% in each of the four subject areas.
PART TWO – PRACTICAL DRIVING ABILITY
A minimum one-hour drive. You cannot incur any more than six 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).
PART THREE – ASSESSMENT ABILITY TEST
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.
Upon successful completion of the examination, you will finalise your enrolment on the Register by filling out a registration form and agreeing the terms and conditions, before submitting for approval.
ABOUT THE REGISTER
The National Register of Instructors (NRI) is the only Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) endorsed Instructor register developed by the industry for the industry. There are currently 560 Instructors and Assessors on the National Register.
The not-for-profit Register is operated by RTITB and supported by Logistics UK and the Road Haulage Association (RHA). All of whom sit on the governance committee and oversee the standards and future development of the Register. The NRI also issues AFV training certification to drivers, as well as supporting those delivering training and/or assessment to Category B+E licence holders.