A fully qualified driving instructor has passed three difficult exams, not only have they had to pass three exams, they have also been check tested by a senior examiner from the DSA.
The check test is important to maintain the quality of driving instructors; the check test is a safeguard against any driving instructor that are not teaching correctly.
A driving instructor will be taken off the instructors register if they fail to meet the standard set out by the DSA (driving Standards Agency) a driving instructor can also be removed from the register for misconduct, traffic offences, or any other offences.
Driving instructors must display a license in their car, when accepting payment or reward for a Driving lesson. Driving instructors who are fully qualified display a licence like the picture on the left, when charging money for a driving lesson. Most National Driving schools use trainee instructors; to learn more click "what is a PDI?"