Instructor Exam General Information en

Instructor Exams can be taken at either IRATA Certified Training Member Companies, or via IRATA International’s examination provider - Pearson Vue, either at one of their global test centers, or from home using their online testing solution. More information on IRATA’s Pearson Vue exams can be found here:

Exam requirements

Instructor Exams are taken by Trainee Instructors once they have met the following requirements:

As per TACS 8.4.1:

Trainee Instructors must meet several criteria before they are eligible to apply for Instructor status:

  1. hold a current IRATA Level 3 certificate;
  2. hold a current relevant first aid certificate;
  3. have been witnessed to competently deliver all TACS syllabus items;
  4. have at least 400 hours total logged experience delivering IRATA training courses;
  5. successfully train (i.e. pass at assessment) at least 30 candidates including at least 6 candidates at each IRATA level;
  6. maintain an overall pass rate of at least 60% of candidates;
  7. attend at least one Instructor/ Assessor workshop per year;

Items c) to g) are recorded in the trainee Instructor logbook, see 8.5. for further guidance.

After submitting the logbook candidates must then complete and pass the online Instructor examination, see 8.6.

What to Expect on Exam Day

Pearson Vue Test Center

On the day of your exam, please get to the exam centre 15 minutes before your appointed time, as you will be required to register. Registration consists of agreeing and signing a terms and conditions letter, clocking in and a check of your 2 forms of ID. Please note, a photograph of you will be taken during registration at the test center, and an electronic signature will be required for verification purposes.

Once registration and all checks are complete, the invigilator will ask you to store all of your belongings in the lockers provided. No personal items are allowed into the exam room. Once the invigilator is satisfied, they will escort you into the examination room. The invigilator will then log you into your assigned computer and explain the process prior to your exam starting.

Upon completion of your exam, the invigilator will escort you out of the examination room. You will be required to sign another area of the terms and condition letter and write down the time you finished your exam.

Before leaving the exam center, the invigilator will give you a printed copy of your examination results. This will also be sent to you via email, immediately after the exam.

A history of all your exam results will be available on your Pearson Vue account.

Pearson Vue - Online Testing

You can find all the necessary information about what you will need to bring, how you can prepare your examination space, and what you can expect on the day of examination here:

A history of all your exam results will be available on your Pearson Vue account.

IRATA Training Member Company

You should speak directly to the IRATA Training Member Company, they will be able to provide you with the relevent information, and help you through the process.

You can find IRATA Training Member Companies here: