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DVSA Earned Recognition Audits


In April 2018 The Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) launched its ‘Earned Recognition Scheme’.


Delta Bus Consultancy is proud to have been selected by the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport (CILT) to assist them undertake Earned Recognition Audits.


The DVSA’s Earned Recognition scheme allows bus, coach and lorry operators to prove that they meet the DVSA’s standards concerning legal undertakings, drivers’ hours, maintenance and other regulations and guidance.

Operating records such as tachograph analysis, Vehicle Unit (VU) readouts, maintenance logs and safety inspection records will be submitted electronically to the DVSA who will compare the results with agreed performance standards. These ensure that operators maintain safety standards and provide quality services to the public.

Participating operators who meet these standards will be recognised as ‘approved’ operators by the DVSA and can advertise this accreditation. They are also less likely to experience roadside enforcement checks or visits to their premises by the DVSA. This saves participating operators time and money and allows DVSA officers to target less compliant operators who create greater risk for their passengers and other road users.

Before joining the scheme, participants need to undertake an independent audit by DVSA approved and authorised auditors.


The CILT is one of the organisations approved and authorised by the DVSA to undertake Earned Recognition Audits.

Chris Lee from Delta Bus Consultancy is a CQI/IRCA Qualified Lead Auditor and has been approved by the DVSA and CILT to assist the CILT undertake such audits.

See the latest list of authorised audit providers Here

See the latest list of accredited operators Here

Or contact the CILT (see the authorised audit providers above) for more information regarding how your bus or coach operation can achieve Earned Recognition status.