DVSA Registration

DRIVE Driving School driving instructor student registering

DVSA Registration

When you have completed the DBS Check procedure, you will need to obtain a DVSA Personal Reference Number (PRN).
To do this, you will first be asked to setup a username ID/IRN and password on the DVSA portal.

Please keep this information safe along with your PRN as you will need this information throughout your career as an ADI to apply for tests and PDI/ADI licences.


Once you have set up this username and password, you can now apply for your PRN.

Apply to DVSA to become a Driving Instructor

To Apply Online

You will need:

• your driving licence number
• your criminal record disclosure number, and the date it was produced (unless you’ve been told not to get one yet)
• details of any motoring or non-motoring offences, and disqualifications from driving
• details of any court cases being brought against you

Please click here to apply online: Apply Online

The DVSA will write to you approximately 2 weeks after your application with your DVSA PRN. Please keep this safe as the DVSA will not issue another one.

Apply for your PRN here...

DRIVE Driving School Training Online Training

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Now that you have the ‘background checks’ underway, you can get started with your revision with the online mocks…


You do not have to wait for your DBS certificate or Registration process to be complete in order to continue with the course.

But you must apply for your DBS check and register with the DVSA as soon as possible in order to avoid delays or other problems with training and qualification.

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