CBT stands for Compulsory Basic Training. All learner motorcycle and learner moped riders must complete a CBT course before riding on the road. Also, with effect from 1 February 2001, all new car drivers wanting to validate the full moped entitlement granted with their full car licence, must complete a CBT course.
CBT courses can only be provided by Approved Training Bodies (ATBs) such as the Southern Sporting Training Scheme.
The CBT course syllabus includes five elements that have to be completed in sequence:
Element A – Introduction.
Element B – Practical on-site training.
Element C – Practical on-site riding.
Element D – Practical on-road training.
Element E – Practical on-road riding.
When you have satisfactorily completed all five elements you will be issued with a Certificate of Completion of Training (DL196 or “CBT certificate”). This is a legal document, which serves to validate the relevant entitlements on the driving licence. You are still a learner and must comply with all appropriate legislation for the relevant licence category.