ADI Code of Practice

The driving school code of practice is an agreement between the DVSA and the main ADI organizations. The code emphasizes professional standards and business ethics. Qualified driving instructors are expected to operate within the framework set out by the code. However, the code is only voluntary. The main criteria of the code are:

Personal Conduct - a driving instructor should:

The Training Vehicle Should be:

Business Dealings - a driving instructor should:


All advertising relating to a driving school or instructor should be honest. Any claims made should be readily verified and comply with the codes of practice laid down by the Advertising Standards Authority. Any advertising referring to pass rates should not be open to misinterpretation, and the basis on which these rates are calculated should be made clear.

If you need to make a complaint against a driving school or driving instructor contact the:

The ADI Registrar
Driving Standards Agency
The Axis Building
112 Upper Parliment Street

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