How Do I qualify As A
Driving Standards Agency
Approved Driving Instructor DSA ADI?
To become a Driving Standards Agency Approved Driving Instructor you have to pass three examinations:-
The Theory Test and The Hazard Perception Test (Part 1)
The Test of Driving Ability (Part 2)
The Test of Ability to Instruct (Part 3)
Once the Part 1 Examination has been passed you have a maximum of two years in which to pass the other two examinations, if you do not pass them within two years you have to start again with Part 1.
The Part 2 and Part 3 Examinations are both subject to a three attempt rule, if either is failed three times you are not allowed another attempt, you have to wait until your two year period is over and then start again with Part 1.
Allowing for time to train and for waiting lists for each examination it is likely to take a minimum of approximately Four months to become completely qualified, however to achieve this You will have to make Your Course quite intensive, and you may need to travel further to Test Centres to obtain early appointments.
You can of course take up to the maximum two year period if required.
As an average the majority of people probably take between Six and Twelve months to qualify, especially if they are having to fit their studies around their existing job.
Theory Test ADI Part 1