Association of Racing Drivers Schools
Online Instructor Licence Application

Welcome to 2017 ARDS Instructor Licensing

Your ARDS accreditation and insurance cover are essential elements of your professional instructing credentials and we appreciate your support for the ARDS licensing scheme that has helped to establish it as the industry standard.

Fees will be held at 2016 rates for early relicensing online. The standard 2017 ARDS Instructor Licence will cost £150, including your Personal Accident and full UK and Europe Public Liability Cover. Just make one online payment and we will sort out your premiums giving you £5 million Public Liability Insurance and Personal Accident Insurance including up to £500 per week temporary disablement benefit for up to a year.
To qualify for the discounted rate of £150 you will need to apply online by 30 November 2016. Postal applications, and applications received after 30 November will revert to the full fee of £170.
If you would still like to apply by post download an application form to complete and return to ARDS with a cheque or email to be sent a copy (also available from your sponsor school).
For full details of all licence fees and charges
If you have any queries please contact

The DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service, previously known as CRB), which is administered on ARDS behalf by the MSA, has been temporarily suspended.
This will NOT affect your ARDS Instructor licence for 2017. For more information.


For 2017 registrations, all instructors need to be pre-approved by their sponsor school. Please log in using the log in details supplied.

Existing instructors should use the same username and password as before. You are strongly advised to change these through your profile.

New and lapsed instructors, please contact your sponsor to obtain a username and password. When you log in, you will automatically be taken to the correct registration page.