Approval as an examiner of second hand vehicles - Queensland


You require this licence to examine second hand motor vehicles for the issuing of safety certificates and certificates of inspection.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

Prerequisites to obtain this accreditation are listed on the Information Sheet for Approved Examiners available for viewing or download from the department's website.


Accreditation is approved for a period of up to 5 years.  The standard duration is 3 years, however factors such as compliance history or criminal history can result in a one year accreditation (or refusal) and can be revoked through the courts, or by the Director General, as an outcome of show cause proceedings.


Approved Inspection Station Scheme fee information is available from

Regulation(s) name

Transport Operations (Road Use Management - Accreditation and Other Provisions) Regulation 2015 QLD

Transport Operations (Road Use Management Vehicle Standards and Safety) Regulation 2010 QLD

Application process

You can obtain this licence by completing an "Approved Examiner Application/Nomination" Form (F2339) and submitting it with the payment for the relevant fees at a customer service centre.  For information on the location of your near customer service entre, please contact the call centre.

The application form and full details of the application process can be obtained from the department's website

You must submit certified copies of your driver licence and qualifications with your application.

After applying but before approval is granted the following is required:

  • results of criminal history check must be returned - if positive results are returned these will be assessed against the Suitable Person Policy
  • examinations must be passed.

Transfer process

This licence cannot be transferred.

Additional information

Once you are licensed as an Approved Examiner you may transfer from site to site by completing an "Approved Examiner Application/Nomination Form" (F2339) and submitting it to the department.

The application form can be obtained from department's website.

The proprietor/nominee of the business must submit the nomination.

Administering agency

Department of Transport and Main Roads

Customer Services, Safety and Regulation Division

Transport Regulation Branch

Contact details

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Call Centre

Transport Regulation Branch

Customer Services, Safety and Regulation Division

Department of Transport and Main Roads

Phone: 13 23 80
Website: Department of Transport and Main Roads (Opens in new window)