COMPETENCY BASED TRAINING AND ASSESSMENT (CBTA)

CBTA is the Licence Assessment option which reduces the time that it takes to get to your full licence (class 6F).

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CBTA removes the 6 month minimum time on Learner and REDUCES the time on Restricted to 12 months. Training is not compulsory but with the Ride Forever Program the training is only $20 or $50, and increases your likelihood of passing hugely. Why wouldn't you do it first??

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Once you have your Basic Handling Skills Certificate your next step is to successfully pass the motorcycle theory questions at a Driver Licencing Agent.

For more details on gaining a motorcycle licence NZTA website

Not sure what you can ride on a Learner Licence? Click here

If you've read the information below and understand the process, Make a Booking Here.

If you can't find a time slot that works for you please call the office to talk about it. Our Assessors can often find a time to meet you for a CBTA that fits your time frames. Office Hours: Mon-Fri 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Phone: 09 973 3456

Please Note : If you are gaining your license using a non-standard process please contact us before making a booking. Without the correct paperwork from NZTA you will not be allowed to take an assessment and your booking fee will be lost.

Learner to Restricted CBTA R

Those who hold a Learners Licence can sit their CBTA R at any time, you do not have to wait a minimum of 6 months on Learner Licence to complete your CBTA R and progress to restricted licence.
Successful completion of a CBTA R course during the learner stage will:

CBTA R removes the minimum time period for holding a learner licence (you must still be at least 16 ½ years of age when applying for your restricted licence).

What does the CBTA R assessment involve?

The assessment is designed to ensure that you're competent in a prescribed range of riding competencies.
The assessment is conducted with the CBTA assessor following you on a motorcycle and you’ll be fitted with radio communication equipment to allow the assessor to communicate with you. Your riding skills will be assessed throughout the entire duration of the assessment ride.

How long does the CBTA R assessment take?

The learner stage, CBTA R,assessment takes between 50-60 minutes riding time, which allows for a comprehensive assessment of your riding skills in both urban and higher speed zone areas. Together with the Pre and Post Assessment brief you should allow up to 90 minutes to complete your CBTA R

Do I need Training Prior to sitting the CBTA R?

Although training isn't compulsory, to prepare yourself in the best way possible, it is highly recommended that all applicants undertake a Ride Forever training course before attempting the assessment ride.
The ACC subsidised Bronze course (only $20 for a whole day) is designed to help riders by aligning its training syllabus with the CBTA competencies. This is the quickest way to progress through your licence as it helps you develop great riding practices right from the beginning! This coaching program specifically focuses on CBTA competencies and tasks and supports riders to pass their CBTA Assessment.
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CBTA Assessments are currently set to run from these areas:

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Auckland North (Albany)

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Auckland West (Henderson)

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Auckland East (Botany)

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Auckland South (Takanini)

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Hamilton (Frankton)

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Tauranga

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Rotorua

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Northland (Keri Keri & Whangarei) – by arrangement.

Restricted to Full CBTA F

If you have your Restricted Licence (6R) you can sit your CBTA F anytime, however you need to complete a minimum of 12 months on Restricted Licence before you'll be able to apply for your Full motorcycle licence. (6F)
Using the CBTA pathway reduces the minimum time on Restricted from 18 months to 12 month

What does the CBTA F assessment involve?

The assessment is designed to ensure that you're competent in a prescribed range of riding competencies.
The assessment is conducted with the CBTA assessor following you on a motorcycle and you’ll be fitted with radio communication equipment to allow the assessor to communicate with you. Your riding skills will be assessed throughout the entire duration of the assessment ride.

How long does the CBTA F assessment take?

The restricted stage (CBTA F) assessment takes between 25-30 minutes riding time, mostly in higher speed zone areas. With the Pre and Post Assessment brief you should allow up to 60 minutes to complete your CBTA F

Do I need Training Prior to sitting the CBTA F?

Although training isn't compulsory, to prepare yourself in the best way possible, it is highly recommended that all applicants undertake a Ride Forever training course before attempting the assessment ride.
The ACC subsidised Bronze course ($20) or Silver course ($50) is designed to help riders by aligning its training syllabus with the CBTA competencies. This is the quickest way to progress through your licence as it helps you develop the best riding practices right from the beginning! This coaching program specifically focuses on CBTA competencies and tasks and supports riders to pass their CBTA Assessment.
Note:The CBTA assessment is separate from the Bronze or Silver training course which is a whole day and should be done first.

Allow enough time between the two so you practice and develop the competencies needed to successfully pass your CBTA.

They generally happen on different days. although some exceptions can be made. Email office@prorider.co.nz if you have special circumstances, we may be able to help.

WHAT WILL I BE ASSESSED ON?

At any given time during the assessment, your performance in one of the following seven riding tasks will be assessed:
Moving in
Riding straight
Riding a curve
Riding through an intersection
Overtaking
Turning back
Moving out
Where applicable, the following competencies will be assessed during each riding task:
Looking
Scanning / mirrors
Head checks
Communication
Consideration / courtesy
Positioning
Speed management
Progression
Stability / smoothness
Following distance
Other illegal

Questions and Answers

What do I need to do to be eligible to undertake CBTA ?

Before you can start CBTA, you’ll need a motorcycle learner licence and the competency skills to pass your CBTA assessment.

Do I have to use CBTA to progress my motorcycle licence?

No. CBTA is optional. It’s an alternative option to the current testing system for getting your restricted and/or full motorcycle licence and is the ONLY way you can reduce your motorcycle licence time.

Is training compulsory?

Although training isn’t compulsory, to prepare yourself in the best way possible, it is highly recommended that all applicants attend a Ride Forever training course before attempting the CBTA assessment. The ACC subsidised Bronze course ($20) is designed to help riders by aligning its training syllabus with the CBTA competencies. This is the quickest way to progress through your licence as it helps you develop the best riding practices right from the beginning! This coaching program specifically focuses on CBTA competencies and tasks and supports riders to pass their CBTA Assessment
If you’re new to riding, this training will help prepare you for the assessment, ensuring you have the necessary skills to ride safely on our roads.
For existing riders, this training will identify any errors in your riding style and help you correct them before you do your assessment.
ACC – Ride Forever are funding riders to improve their riding skills with a whole day of professional training for only $20 at Bronze level.

What do I do after I’ve passed the assessment?

Once you’ve passed your assessment you’ll be issued with a Transport Agency motorcycle competency certificate for the appropriate CBTA course. You’ll need to present this to a driver licensing agent when you apply for the related licence.

You can apply for your Restricted licence at any time during your Learner licence period.
You can apply for your Full licence after 12 months on your Restricted licence period.
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Learner and restricted licence holders can only ride LAMS-approved motorcycles.

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Before booking a course

We run regardless of the weather as long as it is safe so you will need to to attend even if its raining. Before booking please read and understand the T&Cs

Make a Booking

If you can't find a time slot that works for you please call the office to talk about it. Our Assessors can often find a time to meet you for a CBTA that fits your time frames. Office Hours: Mon-Fri 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Phone: 09 973 3456

Please Note : If you are gaining your license using a non-standard process please contact us before making a booking. Without the correct paperwork from NZTA you will not be allowed to take an assessment and your booking fee will be lost.