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 a Bus & Coach 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 will be checked.
All assessment centres recommend the Inspection Technician Licence which takes at least a day at your workplace.
Requirements include access to an inspection area, a large commercial vehicle (7.5+ tonnes) as well as a bus and coach 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 additional transport – ferries, planes and hire vehicles.
1 Day Assessment
The Inspection Technician Licence is comprised of two practical assessment (inspection of a large commercial vehicle -7.5+ tonnes as well as a bus and coach) 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.