Issue Date September 2010
A. Authorised Examiners
Normally an AE's Authorisation will be subject to cessation for disciplinary reasons following a single
instance of the types mentioned in 1, 2 and 3 below, whether committed by the AE or his employee or
agent. Authorisation may also be subject to cessation following a single instance of the types
mentioned in 4 below, again whether committed by the AE or his employee or agent. Such cases are
generally considered to be so serious that no credit points will be granted.
1. Fraud, Dishonesty or Gross Negligence
Improper recording on the VTS Device or issue of a VT20 or a VT30
involving some act of fraud, including misuse of the MOT Computerised
System, dishonesty or gross negligence - for instance;
An NT issues a VT20 or VT30 without personally taking any
active part in the examination of the vehicle.
A replacement or duplicate VT20 is issued unjustifiably.
A bribe is accepted for the issue of a VT20.
The issue of a VT20 or VT30 to vehicles which have attended the
VTS and entered and left the test bay for a time that would not
allow a full examination to be carried out.
Conviction of the AE, a partner in the AE or a director of the AE -
whether or not the conviction arises from his/her action in connection
with MOT testing - for any criminal offence in circumstances that, in
VOSA's opinion, may have damaged the repute of the VTS or the
integrity of the MOT scheme, particularly where the offence is
connected with the scheme or the motor trade.
Note: In less serious cases, particularly where the conviction is not
connected with the MOT scheme or the motor trade, a 50 point
penalty may be applied, and credit points taken into
consideration. Some offences may not rate any penalty - e.g. a
single instance of obstructing the footpath with an advertising sign
where there is no damage to repute.
Appendix 8.1 Cessation Without Previous Warning
(Single Offence Cessation)