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ADR FAQs

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What does ADR stand for?

ADR stands for ‘Accord Dangereux Routier’ (European regulations concerning the international transport of dangerous goods by road). It is a UN treaty concluded in 1957 and updated ever since, according to new rules and regulations in the logistics industry.

How long does an ADR licence last?

The ADR licence is valid for 5 years from the date of your card issue. You will find the expiry date on the front of your ADR card.

How long does it take to get the ADR test results?

As the ADR tests are conducted on a computer via the secure SQA test portal results are issued almost immediately after your final test has been taken.

How long does it take to receive the ADR licence?

Your card will be issued within 14 days of successful completion of the course and tests. The card is issued by SQA (Scottish Qualifications Authorities).

What are the pass rates?

Pass rates are generally high but in order to successfully pass the ADR tests you do have to pay attention during the course and study outside of course times. There is a lot of information given in the course as we have to cater for every eventual test question outcome therefore there is a lot to take on board in a relatively short period of time.

Why can’t I do Class 1 and Class 7?

Classes 1 (Explosive materials) and 7 (Radioactive materials) are stand alone modules and are gained through attending separate 1-day courses for each. Once you gain an ADR licence you can add Classes 1 & 7 afterwards.

What happens if I fail a test?

If you were to fail any test it does not mean that you lose any that you pass. You would only be required to come back and re-sit the test/s that you fail. Should you need to re-sit an ADR test the cost is £60.00 + VAT for the invigilation fee and £10.00 per test.

What tests are involved?

After the 3-day ADR course you will have to take the following tests;
• Core
• Packages
• Common Characteristics of the 7 classes
• Group A (classes 2,3,6 & 8)
• Group B (classes 4,5 & 9)
After the Tanks module there is one further test on Tanks.