Approval as an examiner of second hand vehicles - Queensland


You require this accreditation 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 3 years, however factors such as compliance history and criminal history can result in a one year accreditation (or refusal). An accreditation can also be amended, suspended or cancelled through the courts, or by the Chief Executive, as an outcome of show cause proceedings.


Approved Inspection Station (AIS) Scheme fee information is available from

Application process

You can obtain this licence by completing an Approved Examiner Application (F2339) and submitting it with the payment for the relevant fees at a customer service centre. For information on the location of your nearest customer service centre, 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 copies of your driver licence and qualifications and any other supporting documents with your application.

After the department has received your application and appropriate fees, your criminal history check results will be assessed. If the check returns positive results, these will be assessed against the department's Suitable Person Policy.

Transfer process

This accreditation cannot be transferred.

Administering agency

Department of Transport and Main Roads

Customer Services, Safety and Regulation Division

Transport Regulation Branch

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

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)