Inspection Technician is the most commonly taken programme as it examines the candidates’ knowledge against the VOSA testers’ manual.
To complete this candidates should be competent at inspecting a large commercial vehicle (7.5+ tonnes) and identifying faults.
Eligibility to undertake the Inspection Technician route requires you to be working in a commercial workshop and have a minimum of three years experience which needs to be checked. All assessment centres recommend the Inspection Technician Licence which takes at least half a day in your place of work.
Requirements include access to an inspection area, a large commercial vehicle (7.5+ tonnes) to carry out an inspection on and wifi access for exams. After successful completion of both exams and practical assessment you will be awarded an Inspection Technician accreditation/qualification, certificate, identification card and be added to the IRTEC Technicians Directory which lasts for five years.
Additional costs to training which are not included is the cost of additional transport i.e. ferries, planes and hire vehicles.
1 Day Assessment
The Inspection Technician Licence is comprised of one practical assessment (Inspection of a Large Commercial Vehicle-7.5+ tonnes) and two online theory tests (Legislative – 15 questions and Technical – 35 questions – pass mark 60%).
Depending on your situation, you may be able to access a range of financial support available.