Apply for a MiDAS Assessment

Please complete the form below if you would like to get a MiDAS certificate and become a qualified driver. We need some personal details from you and to check your driving licence against the DVLA database. Any information you give to us will be kept strictly confidential.

Before you start…

To complete this on-line application you will need to have an electronic copy of your driving licence, front and back. You can take a picture with your phone if it is easier for you. You can send it to after submitting this form.

Important things to know if you want to drive a minibus

If you passed your car driving test before 1st January 1997, you will automatically be entitled to drive a minibus on a not-for-profit basis.

If you passed your car driving test after this date, you can only drive a minibus under certain restricted situations:

  • Be at least 21 years old
  • Held a full licence for a minimum of 2 years
  • Not tow a trailer
  • Must drive on a voluntary basis
  • Maximum vehicle weight of 3.5 tonnes (4.25 tonnes if fitted with a passenger lift or ramp)

If you drive a minibus for profit, use one in an activity that’s incidental to making a profit OR first passed your driving test after 1st January 1997 and do not meet all the terms of the exemption, you must obtain full D1 licence entitlement for the Driving Standards Agency (DSA).

If you don’t hold a D1 driving licence, we might require to check your vehicle before issuing a MiDAS certificate.