Driving instructor criminal record check changes

From 17 June 2013, DSA won’t be sent a copy of your instructor’s criminal record check when they’ve applied for it.

This means that they’ll be the only person who gets a copy of the certificate.

DSA will still see an electronic record of whether their criminal record check has anything recorded on it or not, but won’t be able to see what’s actually listed on it.

Send your certificate to DSA

DSA will write to the instructor to ask them to post their certificate if it has anything listed on it. They must send the original – they can’t send a copy. This will then be returned to them.

Their application to become an approved driving instructor, renew their registration or re-register could be delayed if they don’t send their certificate as soon as DSA asks for it.

But they don’t need to send their certificate unless DSA tells them to.

Old and minor offences

The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) has announced that it will be removing certain specified old and minor offences from criminal record certificates from 29 May 2013.

The filtering rules and the list of offences that will never be filtered have been published by DBS.