DVSA Decoded Part 1: Who and what are the AE’s & AEP’s?

With so many terms used within the MoT scheme it is not a surprise that we come across individuals confused with the terminology.

This blog piece explains the term: Authorised Examiner or AE and Authorised Examiner Principles or AEP’s

The authorised examiner is the entity who is physically approved to conduct the MoT test on behalf of the Department of Transport. Authorised Examiner Principles may be either directors of a limited company, partners or sole traders.

Limited Companies: In instances where the a limited company application is made it is the limited company itself who is the AE rather than the named directors of the company who are known as the AEP’s.

Partnerships: For partnership applications it is the named partners who are both the AE’s and AEP’s.

Sole Traders: A sole trader like a partnership arrangement holds the responsibility of AE & AEP.

In the next article: AEDM & NT

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