The Vehicle Safety Compliance Certification Scheme (VSCCS) licenses competent people to inspect non-standard vehicles and certify compliance with the relevant vehicle safety standards. To get a VSCCS certifier licence, you can apply via email, mail or in person at a service centre.


You'll need at least a certificate IV in a relevant discipline (like engineering or automotive) to be eligible to apply for certification.

What you need

How to apply

  1. Read the Becoming a VSCCS licensed certifier – PDF guide.
  2. Download, print and complete the Application for a Certifier's Licence – PDF form.
  3. Gather your supporting documentation.
  4. Submit your application using the details on the form.

More information

  • Generally, trade certificates do not meet the minimum requirement of a certificate IV.
  • As a certifier, you need to hold $20 million public liability insurance and $5 million professional indemnity insurance. This insurance is available under Transport for NSW Principal Arranged Insurance cover. Alternatively, you can operate under your own insurance, if it meets the required criteria.
  • Transport for NSW (TfNSW) charges an application fee and an annual fee for certification under the VSCCS. The application fee is non-refundable. Fees also apply for administration functions and insurance. Learn more at inspection scheme fees.
  • Once your application is received, TfNSW will confirm your eligibility based on your qualifications and experience, and conduct a criminal record check.
  • Subject to eligibility, you’ll be invited to an interview, where a detailed assessment of your competence will be conducted.
Last updated: 2 June 2020