Authorised Examiners B Issue Date March 2019 16 B1 Application and Authorisation 1. Any individual person, persons in partnership or company may apply to DVSA on form VT to become an AE, authorised to carryout MOT testing of specified vehicle classes asset out in Section A. 2. DVSA publishes information on gov.uk about authorised VTSs. This includes your trading name, address and phone number to assist the public in finding a VTS in their area. DVSA will provide information when requested under the Freedom of Information Act. Personal information will not be included in these requests. Information regarding an Authorised Examiner, VTS or its staff may also be supplied in response to a request from other enforcement agencies, for example the Police and HM Revenue and Customs. 3. An application to become an AE or gain approval fora VTS maybe made separately or jointly and must show compliance with the conditions set out in the Requirements for Authorisation. The Requirements for Authorisation are available from www.gov.uk/become-an-mot-station, and should be read in conjunction with this Guide. Final authorisation to carryout MOT testing will be granted only to applicants who can satisfy DVSA that they are of good repute and that their premises, equipment and personnel meet the required standards. 5. The application to become an Authorised Examiner must come from the 'legal entity' that will be in full control of the testing operation a. In the case of a company, the AE would be the company itself, not the directors or company management staff regardless of who owns the company and who its directors are, the application is to be signed by any person 'duly authorised' by the company to do so. Written confirmation that the person is 'duly authorised' signed by an 'officer of the company' is required (see Abbreviations and Definitions. A copy of the current registrar of company's record showing details of officers of the company will also normally be required to validate the confirmation b. In the case of a partnership the AE would be the partnership itself (e.g. the partnership of F Bloggs and AN Other) and the application is to be signed by a person 'duly authorised' by the partnership to do so. Confirmation that the person is 'duly authorised' in the form of a statement to that effect signed by each of the partners will normally be required together with a copy of the current partnership agreement c. In the case of a sole trader the AE would be the person making the application, who must sign it. 6. Any authorisation by DVSA allows only the legal entity authorised to provide the testing service. If a company is reconstituted in away that leads to anew company registration and number being issued then it will be regarded as anew entity and anew authorisation is needed. If, in a partnership, a partner leaves or joins, the partnership becomes anew entity, so again anew authorisation is needed, as it is in the case of a sole trader who takes on a partner or forms a company. (See also B paragraph 7).