ADI Theory test

To become a UK driving instructor you need to pass three tests of your ability. Part 1 is a theory and hazard perception test, Part 2 is a test of your practical driving ability and Part 3 is a test of your instructional ability.

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The ADI Part 1 Theory Test is in two parts. The first part is a multiple choice test of 100 questions and the second part is the Hazard Perception Test. The ADI Theory test is done on touch screen computer and the pass mark is 85%. In addition, the test is divided into 4 sections and you need to get at least 80% in every section. The ADI test has a far more extensive range of questions than the learner driver test.


If you are unsure of an answer you can "flag" it and come back to it later. You have to pass both the question and hazard perception parts at the same time to pass. The hazard perception pass mark for trainee ADIs is 57 out of 75. You must pass both parts of the test at the same time and are only allowed three attempts in any two year period.

Most instructor training organisations will offer training in each of the qualifying exams. However, you can do comprehensive preparation by learning for Part One yourself and should be able to pass the test (with sufficient work) without having to pay significant training fees.




DVSA ADI Theory Test Video


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