1. Introduction An Authorised Examiner (AE) is the organisation that operates and manages one or more VTSs and is responsible for controlling the quality of testing carried out. Except in the case of a sole trader the AE is not a person but a legal entity (e.g. a company, partnership or a local authority. A Designated Council (DC) is a Local Authority authorised to carryout MOT tests. Note: Unless stated DCs are treated the same as AEs within this document. This document sets out the requirements to be met when applying to become an AE or DC. It is intended to assist with the application process by providing the information required on how to start anew application or to apply fora variation to an existing authorisation. Normally an application to become an AE is made in conjunction with an application fora VTS. However, DVSA will accept an application to become an AE without a link to a Tester or an approved Vehicle Testing Station (VTS). In all cases applicants should be conversant with their responsibilities. Before final authorisation to testis granted an AE must demonstrate compliance with all requirements. This document covers Who is eligible to become an Authorised Examiner What are the AEs responsibilities How to apply. What is the application process What supporting documentation is required The additional AE requirements necessary in relation to a site application. What are the MOT Testing Service mandatory roles Dependant on the nature of your application you may also need to refer to other documents, these include the Requirements for Authorisation fora Vehicle Test Station (All Classes Requirements for Authorisation Class 1 and 2; Requirements for Authorisation Class 3 and 4; Requirements for Authorisation Class 5; Requirements for Authorisation Class 7; Application for MOT Authorisation Form (VT.