May I draw your attention to the final part of Special Notice 1-2017 issued to day. Basically by acknowledging the SN, NTs are making a statement that they have completed the training for this year. What is not said is what happens to NTs who do not acknowledge and DVSA have informed me that failure to acknowledge will result in exclusion from their end. Should an NT acknowledge and not have completed the training, he will them be recorded as making a false statement and there probably be an additional disciplinary issue for them to face in addition to testing when not fully trained.
I copy the text from the Special Notice as AEDMs have a responsibility in this matter.


Testers
By clicking the green ‘Acknowledge’ button in the MOT testing service you’re confirming that you’re aware that you must complete your annual training and assessment and enter the certificate number onto MTS by Friday 31 March 2017.

You’re also confirming that you understand that if you haven’t completed your MOT annual assessment, you mustn’t test after Friday 31 March 2017.

AEs and AEDMs
By clicking the green ‘Acknowledge’ button in the MOT testing service you’re confirming that all of your testers know that they must complete their annual assessment and record it on MTS by Friday 31 March 2017.

You’re also agreeing that you won’t allow any testers that haven’t completed their annual assessment to continue testing after Friday 31 March 2017.