Approved Motorcycle Instructor (AMI) register
An Approved Motorcycle Instructor (AMI) register is in place in NI. When you are registered, you can apply for authorisation to deliver Compulsory Basic Training (CBT), which has to be carried out by all moped and motorcycle riders before they can ride alone on public roads.
Approved Motorcycle Instructors (AMI)
AMI qualifying tests have resumed.
Check tests for fully qualified AMIs have also resumed.
You can find an Approved Motorcycle Instructor (AMI) in your area at the following link:
If you cannot find the AMI you are looking for, would like to verify an AMI or need more information, you can contact the Business Support Unit (BSU) by emailing DVA.AMI@infrastructure-ni.gov.uk and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.
Compulsory Basic Training (CBT)
Amended procedures are now in place for the provision of CBT certificates and logbooks to authorised CBT Trainers while counter services at Driver & Vehicle Agency (DVA) test centres are closed.
If you are an authorised CBT trainer you should email DVA.AMI@infrastructure-ni.gov.uk to ask for a CBT certificate and logbook.
About the AMI register
The AMI register is a list of qualified instructors giving on-road tuition and CBT training for learner motorcycle and moped drivers.
You can only apply to be added to the AMI register after passing your Part three test. You can ask for an application by emailing DVA.AMI@infrastructure-ni.gov.uk
You will be registered for four years if you continue to meet the eligibility criteria. After four years you will need to renew your registration. There is a fee payable and your membership will be renewed for a further four years if you still meet the rules.
Once on the register you can apply for CBT authorisation by:
- filling in the application form in which you will agree to adhere to CBT rules of authority
- buying at least one book of CBT certificates
An instructor's training and information manual, monthly return form and log book can be downloaded at the links below:
- An instructor's guide to delivering CBT- DfI website
- CBT monthly return form DL196
- CBT log book training record
Ongoing assessment of AMIs
During your four years' registration you will be assessed by the DVA to make sure that you maintain a satisfactory standard of instruction. This will be a continued ability and fitness test (also known as a 'check test').
A DVA examiner will observe a lesson as you deliver it to a pupil and assess you on the appropriateness of your teaching in terms of the ability and needs of the pupil. During this exercise the pupil will not be assessed in any way.
If you fail this test you will need to do a second assessment and if necessary a third and final assessment. If you fail for a third time, it will be recommended that your name is removed from the register.
You can appeal a decision taken by the Registrar about the refusal to add a name to the register or revoke an AMI's certificate.
The Registrar will let you know of their intention to remove you from the register and you are entitled to make representation to the Registrar within a specific period. Appeals are time bound depending on the circumstances. However, notification of time limits will be stated in your correspondence.
Motorcycle training incident report form
Instructors should use the form below to report any incident that happens during a lesson: