Apply for a MiDAS Assessment

Please complete the form below if you would like to get a MiDAS certificate and become a qualified driver. We need some personal details from you and to check your driving licence against the DVLA database. Any information you give to us will be kept strictly confidential.

Before you start…

To complete this on-line application you will need to have an electronic copy of your driving licence, front and back. You can take a picture with your phone if it is easier for you. You can send it to after submitting this form.

Important things to know if you want to drive a minibus

If you passed your car driving test before 1st January 1997, you will automatically be entitled to drive a minibus on a not-for-profit basis.

If you passed your car driving test after this date, you can only drive a minibus under certain restricted situations:

  • Be at least 21 years old
  • Held a full licence for a minimum of 2 years
  • Not tow a trailer
  • Must drive on a voluntary basis
  • Maximum vehicle weight of 3.5 tonnes (4.25 tonnes if fitted with a passenger lift or ramp)

If you drive a minibus for profit, use one in an activity that’s incidental to making a profit OR first passed your driving test after 1st January 1997 and do not meet all the terms of the exemption, you must obtain full D1 licence entitlement for the Driving Standards Agency (DSA).

If you don’t hold a D1 driving licence, we might require to check your vehicle before issuing a MiDAS certificate.


Have you obtained a full driving licence at least two years ago?(required)

Who is requesting a MiDAS assessment for you?(required)

How can we check your driving licence?(required)

Please select the nationality of your licence(required)

Have you been involved as a driver in an accident in the last five years, regardless of fault?(required)

Have you currently, or have any history of, any condition or disability which may affect your ability to drive safely now or in the future? If in doubt, declare any condition or disability.(required)

Are you currently taking any medication which may affect your driving ability?(required)

Have you resided outside the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland for at least 3 years?

Do you have any additional licences eg. HGV or PCV?(required)

Assessment Level(required)

Will you take the assessment together with other members of your organisation? All of you will have to take the same assessment level.(required)

If you need a parking bay, contact us 01273 677559 and we will assist (but please do not park anywhere on the car park -spaces are limited and they don't all belong to us- Thanks!).Unfortunately, for groups we will not be able to assist with parking if each of you travel on different vehicles. (required)