CBT What you need to know.
Compulsory basic training (CBT) has 5 elements:
- introduction and eyesight check
- practical on-site training
- practical on-site riding
- practical on-road training
- practical on-road riding
You’ll move from one element to the next when your trainer is happy you’ve:
- learnt the theory
- shown the practical skills to a safe basic level
The practical on-road riding part must last at least 2 hours.
You might train with other learners. There’s a maximum number of:
- 4 learners per trainer for on-site elements
- 2 learners per trainer for on-road elements
CBT certificate of completion
When you complete compulsory basic training (CBT) to at least the minimum standard, you’ll get a certificate of completion – also called a DL196.
This means you can ride a moped or motorbike up to 125cc and with a power output of up to 11kW on the road with L plates for 2 years (L or D plates in Wales).
You must pass your full motorcycle test within 2 years or you’ll need to complete CBT again.
The certificate of completion is a legal document. It proves your right to ride as a provisional rider. The police may ask you to produce it.
Ask the approved training body you took the course with for a replacement if you lose your certificate. You can be charged up to £20 for this.