Convictions 11. AEs must notify DVSA, in writing or by email, of any criminal conviction of the AE, one of its partners, directors or officers of the company, whether or not the conviction arises from action related to the authorisation as soon as practicable. A criminal conviction is a judgement made by a court that a person or company is guilty of any offence. The penalty imposed may range from an absolute discharge through to imprisonment. DVSA does not, however, need to be notified of the imposition of fixed penalty tickets. 12. AEs must, as soon as practicable, notify DVSA, in writing or by email, of convictions of any of their Testers for an offence that is either directly connected with the MOT Service or motor trade, or that involved acts of violence or intimidation. See Section E Paragraph db Checks by DVSA Staff 13. DVSA use a Risk Based approach to managing the MOT Service, assessing VTS sites and test standards to determine the potential risk of noncompliance. AEs can view their site’s risk rating on the MOT Testing Service. A Guide to Running a Good MOT Station is available setting out the standards and good practises a VTS should strive towards to be assessed as a low risk of noncompliance.