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Frequently Asked Questions

What do I have to do if I have lost my green badge or it’s stolen?

If this happens you must contact the DVSA straight away to tell them that your approved driving instructor (ADI) badge has been lost or stolen and then request a replacement badge. You cannot give driving lessons until you have a replacement. It costs £3 to replace a lost or stolen badge. You must send your old badge to DVSA if you find it later.

When you contact DVSA, you’ll need to give them:

  • Your crime reference number if your badge was stolen – you can get this by contacting the police
  • Permission to use the photo from your photocard driving licence (otherwise you’ll need to post them a passport-style photograph)

What do I have to do if I receive a conviction or caution?

You must tell the DVSA in writing within 7 days if you get any caution or conviction. This includes, being ‘bound over’, having your name entered in the sex offenders’ register, being banned from working with children and any motoring offences. Write to the DVSA approved driving instructor team by emailing,

Can I use the DVSA logo now I’m an ADI?

You must apply to the DVSA to get permission if you want to use their logos. You can get permission to use the DVSA logo, Pass Plus logo, DVSA enhanced rider scheme logo and Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) logo. Get permission to use DVSA logos – GOV.UK (

I want to help to start a local association, how do I go about that?

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What does it cost to register and renew my licence?

The 1st ADI certificate or badge is £300, to renew it or reregister is also £300. A replacement badge is £3.00. A trainee (PDI) licence is £140. There are different fees for taking the ADI qualifying tests and registering in Northern Ireland.

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