Code Of Practice For Approved Driving Instructors

The DVSA and the driving instruction industry place great emphasis on professional standards and business ethics.

A revised version of the ADI Code of Practice has been jointly published by DVSA and the National Associations Strategic Partnership (NASP). It has been updated in 2017 to reflect modern practices in the delivery of driver training and the management of a training school business.

You can see if an Instructor has signed up for the code if they display this logo:-
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The logo can be used on promotional materials only by those instructors signed up to the Code. It should be noted that anyone found using the logo, who has not agreed to abide by the code may be libel for prosecution for misuse of this logo.

Whilst the Code remains voluntary, it is reasonably expected that the majority of professional ADIs will sign up to it and endeavour to comply with its key principles and practices.

Many ADIs already deliver to these standards, but setting out the stall for what 'professional conduct' should be for an industry is valuable, not just in terms of providing a framework for driver trainers themselves, but also in educating the public as to what they should expect from a driver training provider.
And reflecting that desire to use the code as a way of promoting professional trainers to the public, a special logo has been created for ADIs who wish to promote to pupils that they support the Code. The 'ADI Code of Practice - I've signed up!' tick marque is available to download from the NASP website and can be used on trainer's websites and other promotional literature as a sign of their commitment to upholding professional standards.

An accompanying 'Continuing Professional Development - I'm taking part' logo is also available for those who wish to demonstrate their commitment, as a training and education professional, to continually developing their own skills and knowledge.

This code is endorsed by the following NASP member associations:

Personal Conduct

Driver trainers will be professional, comply with the law, keep clients safe and treat them with respect

The instructor agrees to:

Business Dealings

Driver trainers will account for monies paid to them, record client’s progress, advise clients when to apply for their driving tests and guide them fairly through the learning process

The instructor agrees to:


Driver trainers will take care to advertise and promote their businesses in a clear and fair manner

The instructor agrees that:


Driver trainers will deal promptly with any complaints received and aim for speedy resolution of any grievances

The instructor agrees that: