Compulsory Basic Training CBT

CBTs were introduced in 1990 and have been successful in reducing accident rates. A CBT course must be completed to gain a DL196 certificate to validate your licence to allow you to ride a moped or motorcycle with L plates. Most people need to complete a CBT course, however, if you passed your car test before 1st February 2001 you can ride a moped without taking a CBT.

The course consists of 5 modules:
A - introduction
B - practical on-site training
C - practical on-site riding
D - practical on-road training
E - practical on-road riding

All modules are carried out in order, only moving to the next module when your instructor is satisfied you have learnt all the skills needed in the particular module you are currently working on

When the course is completed satisfactorily, a certificate will be issued (DL196) which will expire in 2 years from the completed CBT date. After completion you are strongly advised to take more training to pass the practical tests and qualify for a full moped or motorcycle licence.