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Approval as an examiner - Queensland


You will need this approval to carry out vehicle safety inspections at approved inspection stations to ensure they are free of defects and safe to use on the road. This approval will allow you to inspect a combination of light and heavy vehicle types, including:

  • motorcycles
  • light vehicles (LV)
  • light vehicle certificate of inspections (COI)
  • light trailer
  • heavy vehicle
  • heavy trailer.

You must comply with the 'Vehicle inspection guidelines (for light vehicles)' and the 'National heavy vehicle inspection manual (for heavy vehicles)' codes of practice.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this licence, you will need to meet the appropriate:

  • technical requirements
  • experience requirements
  • suitability criteria - as part of the approval process, you will be subject to a criminal history check.

Criminal history reports issued directly to applicants by the Queensland Police Service (QPS) will not be accepted as part of your approved examiner application: you are required to pay the department's criminal history check fee, and they will obtain the check on your behalf.

If you do not meet the technical qualifications, you may be able to obtain one through recognition of prior learning (RPL) by a registered training organisation (RTO).

Please see 'Approved examiner qualifications and industry experience requirements' in resources for specific information on eligibility.


Up to 3 years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $34.25

Fees for 2024-25

Apply Application All $49.30

Additional application (criminal history check). Fees for 2024-25

Renew Renewal All $34.25

Fees for 2024-25

Renew Renewal All $49.30

Additional renewal (criminal history check). Fees for 2024-25


Administering agency

Department of Transport and Main Roads

Customer Services, Safety and Regulation Division

Land Transport Safety and Regulation Branch

Contact details

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