Professional Transport Services

Earned Recognition change digital requirement

14 Dec 2021

Digital requirements for DVSA’s Earned Recognition scheme have changed following consultation with ER members, operators outside the scheme and  IT suppliers.

Earned Recognition operators, or those seeking to join the scheme, will not need to have one single fully digital reporting system by 1 April 2022.

What has changed?

From 1 April 2022, operators may use:

•            more than one electronic system to collect data

•            manual maintenance systems, these will still require validation

•            driver defect reporting systems that will be validated on an individual basis

•            a mix of electronic systems and manual systems to report key performance indicators (KPIs)                  and standards data

Key performance indicators (KPIs) and standards required to join and be part of the ER scheme remain unchanged.

What this means operators

The removal of the deadline offers operators more opportunities to meet the reporting requirements and join the scheme.

Find out about joining the scheme

Industry leading safety

DVSA is satisfied with the range of methods being introduced for maintenance reporting.

Operators on the scheme and those who want to apply can still prove they are maintaining the highest standards of road safety with these changes.

We encourage you to use digital systems where they improve road safety outcomes.

More information

You can find out more about the changes and what this means for you as an operator by visiting GOV.UK.