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
- Application for a Certifier's Licence – PDF
- your personal details
- copies of your proof of identity
- your employer's details
- details of your qualifications and experience
- certified copies of your qualifications
- your payment.
How to apply
- Read the Becoming a VSCCS licensed certifier – PDF guide.
- Download, print and complete the Application for a Certifier's Licence – PDF form.
- Gather your supporting documentation.
- Submit your application using the details on the form.
- 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