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Before being permitted to run courses leading to the issue of an ADR Driver Training Certificate, a Training Provider must hold a Notice of Approval issued by the Department, and must also be able to conduct examinations to SQA standards.

Training providers intending to apply for approval to run dangerous goods driver training courses should first contact SQA, ADR Team: Tel: 0345 270 0123, Email:

SQA will e-mail an information pack with a copy of the Scheme Manual and an Approval Application form. Training Providers wishing to proceed with their application should return the completed form to SQA, who will issue an invoice for the current application fee, which is non-refundable. On receipt of the application fee, a username and password to access the database will be issued.

Applications for Refresher Training only will not be considered — you must provide initial training. Approval will only be granted to providers who are able to deliver a minimum of:

Applications for approval to run refresher training in addition to initial training are subject to the same minimum requirements.

SQA will consider each application and may seek clarification or additional information from the training provider. SQA will send a recommendation to the DVSA and, if the application is approved, DVSA will issue an Approval Notice.

Approval is granted for a calendar year from the date of the notice of approval from the Department for Transport and HSENI.