Inspection Technician is the most common programme taken as it examines the candidates’ knowledge against the VOSA testers’ manual.
To complete this, candidates should be competent at inspecting a light commercial vehicle (3.5-7.5 tonnes) and identifying faults. Eligibility to undertake the Inspection Technician route: you must 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 workplace. Requirements are: access to an inspection area, a light commercial vehicle (3.5-7.5 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 is additional transport including ferries, planes and hire vehicles.
1 Day Assessment
The Inspection Technician licence is comprised of one practical assessment (Inspection of a Light Commercial Vehicle,3.5-7.5 tonnes) and the 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.