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Apply for verified driver trainer certification during the COVID-19 outbreak

This register allows those trainers who are carrying out essential training to validate their work, gain certification to display in their car and receive important training and guidance on working safely during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Registration, training and certification is entirely voluntary and trainers are not obliged to join the register, or use these resources. They are being provided as a helpful, advisory and professional development resource for the industry during this unprecedented period of crisis and change. 

The information and advice about coronavirus is changing rapidly and this will have an effect on our services. However, rest assured we will do all we can to keep any disruption to a minimum

Key services such as our helpdesk will continue to operate normally. For any queries about DIA’s provision, or for any questions or concerns about your professional role, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. The best way to reach us, at a time when we are experiencing high call volumes, is to email help@driving.org and an advisor will call you back as soon as possible.

We have created an advisory section on our website where we will post regular updates and general advice for members about coronavirus. We will also endeavour to send regular updates by email and across social media.

The Driving Instructors Association is the largest professional membership body for driver and rider trainers in the UK

The DIA offers support, advice, professional development and training, lobbying and representation to trainers working across all vehicle and licence categories. A globally respected source of advice and expertise on driver education, we work with driver trainers and road safety professionals across the world to develop driving standards. We offer a wide range of benefits for our members, including professional indemnity and public liability insurance.

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The Driving Instructors Association is the leading provider of CPD to driver education and training professionals. We offer a diverse and affordable range of training and events.

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