Become a driving instructor
A driving instructor who is being paid to teach others to drive towards gaining their licence must be authorised in the Northern Territory (NT). This is known as a driving instructor endorsement.
You can apply for a driving instructor endorsement for light vehicles and heavy vehicles from the Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR).
Approval is valid for five years and all driving instructors must comply with the:
New driving instructors
To get your driving instructor endorsement you must follow these steps:
Step 1. Take a driving instructor training course
There are currently two training courses that you can take:
- Certificate IV in transport and logistics - car driving instruction
- Certificate IV in transport and logistics - heavy vehicle driving instruction.
Find a registered training provider that delivers the certificate IV qualification.
You must also have held the relevant class of licence for a continuous period of three years before the date of the application.
Step 2. Submit your documents to the MVR
You will need to take the following to the MVR:
- a complete medical assessment of fitness to drive form
- National Police Certificate issued in the NT - apply for a criminal history check
- traffic offence history issued in the NT - go to the NT Police, Fire and Emergency Services website
- your Certificate IV in transport and logistics
- current NT driver licence.
Your medical assessment must:
- not be older than six months
- show you are medically fit to drive.
Your criminal history and traffic history checks must not be older than three months.
You must also have held the relevant class of licence for a continuous period of three years before the date of your application.
Step 3. Pay for and get your driving instructor endorsement
Your driving instructor endorsement will be added to your licence once your documents have been processed and you have paid the driving instructor endorsement fee.
After you get endorsed
You will need to renew your driving instructor endorsement every five years.
When renewing you will need to provide a fitness to drive medical assessment and national criminal history check.
Interstate driving instructors
If you hold driving instructor accreditation in another state or territory, you can apply for a NT driving instructor endorsement without the need for additional training.
You will need to give details of your last fitness to drive medical assessment and national criminal history check.
If you can't give details, you will need to provide a current medical and criminal history check.
Last updated: 12 August 2021
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