Updated guidance for training providers and FORS operators

Whether you are an operator wishing to gain FORS approval of your in-house course, or a training provider wishing to deliver FORS Professional training or gain FORS approval of one of your courses, the ‘Guidance for training providers and FORS operators’ document provides all the necessary information regarding the application process, including eligibility.

Specific FORS Professional courses meet the FORS mandatory training requirements as set out at Annexes 1 and 2 of the FORS Standard version 5 which comes into effect on 14 January 2019. Where indicated, FORS Approved alternatives can be used to meet specific training requirements.  

The approval process for FORS Approved courses includes a review of your training material against the FORS Professional training objectives and learning outcomes – these can be found at pages 16, 17 and 18 of the document.

FORS approval can be gained in four categories:

  • Road safety
  • Environment
  • Efficiency
  • Security and terrorism

FORS approval can also be gained to meet version 5 Bronze requirement M3. To find out more about the two routes available and the objectives that must be met, please click here.

Delivering of FORS Professional training under licence is available for specific FORS Professional courses only –  this information is available within the application form.

Records of attendance for all FORS Professional courses and FORS Approved courses must be uploaded to the training portal as indicated in the guidance document. Click here to view the portal.

If you have any questions, please email



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