Association of Racing Driver Schools

Online Instructor Licence Application

2024 Instructor licencing

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 2019 rates for early relicencing online. The standard 2024 ARDS Instructor Licence will cost £170, 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 2023. Postal applications, and applications received after 30 November will revert to the full fee of £170.

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 Motorsport UK, has been temporarily suspended. This will NOT affect your ARDS Instructor licence for 2024.


For 2024 registrations, all instructors need to be pre-approved by their sponsor school. Please log in using your registered email address and choose the 'forgotten password option'

New and lapsed instructors, please contact your sponsor to obtain a username and password. 

Instructor log in