Examiner of Vehicles | Western Cape Government

Examiner of Vehicles

(Department of Transport and Public Works, Western Cape Government)

Students will be trained to test the roadworthiness of different classes of motor vehicles.

Admission Requirements

  • Grade 10 certificate.
  • Must be employed by a local or provincial authority or a private registered testing centre.
  • No criminal record.
  • Applicable driving licence as listed below.

Fees: Contact Us
(Course fees subject to change annually as per Provincial Treasury regulations)

Examiner grade Driving licence requirements Course duration
A A and EC 12 weeks
B A and EB 12 weeks


Pass Requirements

To qualify as an examiner of vehicles, the student has to be found competent after successfully

completing a summative and practical examination.


Examiners are graded (A or B) and registered in terms of their applicable driving licence as regulated by

the National Road Traffic Act 93/1996.


Examiner of Vehicles Qualification
Examiner Grade Goods vehicles (GVM less than 3 500kg) Goods vehicles (GVM more than 3 500kg) Buses (GVM less than 3 500kg) Buses (GVM more than 3 500kg) Minibuses Light motor vehicles Motor cycles
A x x x x x x x
B x   x   x x x

GVM = Gross Vehicle Mass

Course Content

  • Communication and human relations
  • Definitions
  • Legislation
  • Certify vehicle roadworthiness
  • Compliance of equipment and fittings fitted outside a vehicle
  • Dimensions of vehicles for roadworthiness
  • Retro-reflectors and reflecting material
  • Lamps and lighting
  • Drawing equipment and body works
  • Inspection of the passenger compartment
  • Inspection of undercarriage of a vehicle
  • Brakes on vehicles
  • Passenger carrying vehicles
  • Motorcycles

Students will perform a practical examination on the following vehicles:

  • Light motor vehicle
  • Heavy motor vehicle
  • Motorcycle
  • Minibus
  • Bus

Graduates can register as Examiners of Vehicles (EOV) and perform the relevant duties once the course is completed.

Application form: To be requested

Please be advised that the above mentioned form is not to apply for employment (Job).

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The content on this page was last updated on 21 August 2020