How To Replace a Lost CBT Certificate

Knowing how to replace a lost or stolen CBT certificate as quickly as possible is essential for two reasons:

  • Your certificate is the only formal record of CBT completion. Your CBT is not kept on the police database or the DVLA’s records, so your certificate is the only form of proof you have of completing Compulsory Basic Training.
  • A valid CBT certificate is required to complete the motorcycle theory test or pursue further licenses. Unfortunately, you won’t be able to take your theory test and subsequently upgrade your license if you’re unable to produce your CBT certificate.

What to Do if Your CBT Certificate Has Been Lost

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There are two ways to replace a lost CBT certificate:

Contact Your Motorcycle Training School

Get in touch with the training school where you completed your CBT, and they should be able to issue you with a replacement certificate. Training schools are legally allowed to charge up to £20 for this service.

Contact the DVSA

If your training school has closed down or cannot locate your records, contact the DVSA for a replacement certificate.

You will need:

  • Your personal details
  • The name and address of the training school
  • The date of course completion
  • A debit or credit card (to pay the £20 fee)

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency’s CBT team can be contacted at [email protected].

What to Do if Your CBT Certificate Has Been Stolen

If you were unfortunate enough to have your CBT certificate stolen, you should report the incident to the police.

While you’re unlikely to experience any ramifications from having this document stolen, having the matter on police record certainly won’t hurt.

Final Thoughts

Losing anything is rarely a pleasant experience, especially when it happens to be an important document.

Thankfully, the process of replacing a lost or stolen CBT certificate is relatively straightforward and not too costly.

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