The CBT Certificate (dl196)



When you’ve satisfactorily completed your CBT (Compulsory Basic Training) course you’ll be given a “Certificate of Completion of an Approved Training Course for Motor Vehicles in Categories A and AM” or DL196 for short.

  • Category A is for motorcycles, and category AM is for mopeds.
  • The DL196 validates the provisional motorcycle and/or moped entitlement on your driving licence.
  • With the DL196 and your provisional licence you’re now licensed to ride on the road with L plates (D plates in Wales) and to practice for your motorcycle or moped test.
  • When you attend a motorcycle or moped test present the DL196 to your driving examiner. If you don’t take it with you your test will be cancelled and you’ll lose your fee.
  • The certificate has a 2 year life. If you don’t pass both your theory and practical tests within that time you’ll have to take your CBT again.
  • The certificate has name, address, driver number (so is not transferable), date of issue and a hologram to help prevent fraud.
  • The other details include the instructor’s name and certificate number, and the address and reference of the training body.
CBT certificate
The certificate.

Also see what to do if you lose your CBT certificate.