THE MPA PROCEDURE
First things first: Arrive at your scheduled appointment on time and in a relaxed frame of mind. This will relieve any initial stress. You should expect the entire assessment to take around 3 to 5 hours.
Firstly, you’ll be welcomed by our staff who will clearly explain the procedure to you and who will be available to assist you throughout the whole assessment.
Next, you will be asked to complete a questionnaire in relation to your personal data. This is not a personality or intelligence test, but simply questions about your previous driving licence or existing illnesses.
You will then see one of the doctors. During the consultation, you will have the opportunity to provide detailed information about your health. A physical examination will conclude the consultation. Depending on the reason for the examination, laboratory tests for blood (alcohol) and urine (drugs) will be carried out.
You will then take a performance test, which checks your reactions and your concentration and attention levels. You don’t have to give a top-flight performance, nor do you have to know how to use a PC.
Finally, you will have a detailed discussion with your psychologist about the reason for your assessment, the reasons for your traffic offence and about any changes. We allow you plenty of time so that all questions can be clarified and so that you can discuss with us the issues that you feel are important to you.
We want to make sure that we have understood you correctly. To do this, we always take notes of the information provided during the consultation. This means that we can print out the text that can be later found in the report at your request. You can check through this information in your own time. If anything is incorrect or missing, feel free to discuss this with our expert and request for the text to be amended. Ask if there’s anything you don’t understand and our expert will explain it to you.
At the end of the assessment, you will be informed of the expected result of your MPA, insofar as this is possible. The report is usually completed and sent to you within 14 days of the examination.