Motor Vehicle Testing (Station) Centre Registration | Western Cape Government

Motor Vehicle Testing (Station) Centre Registration


The new vehicle testing centre.All motor vehicle testing stations need to be registered and graded before they can issue valid roadworthiness certificates.

An application will only be approved if the testing station complies with the level of technical competence required in code of practice SABS 0216 "Vehicle test station evaluation" and if the manner of examining and testing a motor vehicle complies with code of practice SABS 047 "The testing of motor vehicles for roadworthiness".

If an application is successful, the registration certificate must be prominently displayed at all times.


To apply to register a testing station or centre, you need to complete form TS1 and submit it at the Department of Transport and Public Works, Transport Administration and Licensing.

These standards are subject to copyright and it is not possible to download them free-of-charge from the SABS website.

To purchase SABS 0216:2001 and SABS 047:2000 in electronic format call (012) 428 6883/6834 or telefax (012) 428-6928 or e-mail

Note that the sale of SANS (SABS) standards both in print and electronic format stipulates "pre-payment" before the standards can be delivered either by e-mail or the post.

Transport Administration and Licensing
Department of Transport and Public Works
C/o Dorp and Loop Streets
Cape Town

Opening hours: 8am - 3pm

You will also need to present:

  • your examiner's diploma, and
  • a business registration certificate.

The application, along with the registration fee, can also be posted to:

Transport Administration and Licensing
Department of Transport and Public Works
PO Box 2603
Cape Town

Cheques should be made payable to the Department of Transport of Public Works.

An inspector will visit the testing centre and recommend a grading and confirm that the centre complies with the SABS codes of practice. A registration certificate may then be issued.

For more information contact:

Transport Administration and Licensing
Tel: 021 483 5391 / 2074
Twitter: @WCGovTPW

Provided by:
Government Body: (Western Cape Government)

There is a R330 registration fee

The content on this page was last updated on 4 February 2021