Inspector, Technical Inspection on Vehicles

Last Update on 06/10/2020

Performing Technical Inspection on Vehicles

General Information

In order to perform technical inspection/road worthiness test on Vehicles within a private technical control centre for vehicles in the Republic of Cyprus, one needs to register to the Registry of Technical Inspection Line Managers for Vehicles and obtain authorization by the Department of Road Transport, of the Ministry of Transport, Communications and Works.

The Private Technical Inspection Centres for Vehicles (IKTEO) are technical units established by a natural or legal person with sole purpose to periodically perform road worthiness tests to motor vehicles and trailers.

Every physical person is eligible to register to the Registry of Technical Inspection Line Managers for Vehicles, provided that the Department of Road Transport is satisfied that the person:

  • holds a University Degree in Mechanical Engineering and one year experience in automotive engineering or Diploma in Automobile Engineering and one year experience in automotive engineering or Diploma of ATI or equivalent qualification in Mechanical Engineering and two years experience in automotive engineering or Technical School Certificate in automotive engineering and three years experience in automotive engineering or Certificate of Apprenticeship System in Mechanics of Motor Vehicles and five years experience in automotive engineering or Six-year Secondary School Diploma and eight years experience in automotive engineering or Elementary school graduate with at least fifteen years experience in automotive engineering;
  • holds a valid driver’s licence class B;
  • has passed the special examination organised by the Department of Road Transport;
  • has a clear criminal record certificate.

The Application for Authorisation and Registration to the Registry of Technical Inspection Line Managers for Vehicles can be submitted either through the PSC Cyprus or by contacting directly the competent authority:

Department of Road Transport
Vasileos Pavlou 27,
2412, Egkomi, Nicosia, Cyprus
Tel.: +357 22807002/008
Fax : +357 22354030
Email: pxenophontos@rtd.mcw.gov.cy, rvenezis@rtd.mcw.gov.cy
Website: http://www.mcw.gov.cy/rtd

  1. The application should be accompanied by the following documents:

    • copy of Degree, Diploma or other Certificate of academic qualifications;
    • copy of evidence of relevant experience in automotive engineering;
    • copy of Certificate of success to the special examinations organised by the Department of Road Transport;
    • copy of Driver’s Licence Class B;
    • original Clear Criminal Record Certificate;
    • two recent pictures of 40*35 cm;
    • application fee of €51,26 (payable either by cash, cheque, credit card or bank transfer).

The application fee is €51,26 and is payable either by cash, cheque, credit card or bank transfer.

Upon approval, the applicant needs to pay to the Department of Road Transport the registration fee of €170,86 (payable either by cash, cheque or bank transfer).

The applicant is informed regarding the authorization decision within one month from the date that the application form and supporting documents were duly submitted.

The Certificate of Registration is valid infinitely and does not need to be renewed.

Administrative Action Against a Competent Authority’s Decision

Any person may file an Administrative Action at the Administrative court against a decision, act or omission of any competent authority or body.

Pursuant to Article 146 of the Constitution, an Administrative Action may be lodged within 75 days from the date of the decision or act or omission or from the day when such decision or act or omission was notified to the applicant.

The Administrative Court acts as a cassation Court and not as a substantive Court. In other words, the Administrative Court may:
I. Dismiss the Administrative Action
II. Annul wholly or partially the contested decision or act
III. Compel the relevant authority or body to take a certain action

After a decision is annulled, the authority and/or public body must reverse things back to the state prior to when the concerned decision and/or act was executed and reexamine.

Appeal Information

An Appeal may be filed against the Administrative Court’s first-instance decision within a period of 42 days from the date such a decision was given.

At the Supreme Court (Court of Appeal Section) hearing, the contested issue of the appeal remains the legality of the decision or act already adjudicated. However, such a revision of the legality of the decision or act is solely examined on the matters and the extent that the two parties have limited the reasons in the relevant notice of appeal.

The decision adopted by the Supreme Court is considered final in relation to the matter that has been judged.

Authorized Technical Inspection Line Managers for Vehicles Private are obliged to comply with the provisions of the Motor Vehicles (Technical Inspection and Technical Inspection Centres) Law of 2007, as periodically amended, and specifically, among others, to:

  • exercise as his/hers main profession the exercise of Technical Inspection Line Managers for Vehicles not engaged in the importing, repairing, insuring or production or road assistance of vehicles or importing, designing, production, or installation of devices or components and trade of spare parts, or renting of vehicles;
  • complete and sign the successful, or unsuccessfully, form and records the results of the road worthiness test, upon completion of a road worthiness test on vehicle (within the same day); thereon, sends to the Department of Road Transport all the necessary data, for the issuance of the Certificate of Road worthiness, or issues the certificate of unsuccessful road worthiness test for motor vehicles and their trailers, indicating the necessary repairs and changes to be made, accordingly;
  • attend special training courses, upon request, and subsequent examinations organised by the Department of Road Transport.

The Department of Road Transport supervises the operation of the Licensed Private Technical Inspection Centres for Vehicles in order to ensure compliance with the provisions of the relevant Laws, Regulations, as well as the terms and conditions of the authorization. Accordingly the Department of Road Transport may recall the authorization, delete from the Register etc.