About IMI Accreditation
IMI Accreditation is a practical, non-academic way to demonstrate individual capability, providing independent proof of current competence, knowledge and skills. Accreditation typically takes just one day to achieve (depending on the specific route), with individuals assessed against industry-agreed standards.
All IMI Accredited individuals are skilled, tested and regulated. The accreditation scheme is governed by IMI who are the professional association and Sector Skills Council for the automotive industry.
IMI Accreditation for Technicians - Features and Benefits
All IMI Technicians Have:
Proved they’ve got the right skills to fix or service your vehicle
Regular tests to ensure their knowledge is up-to-date
Signed a code of honest conduct
Increased customer assurance
IMI Accreditation Light Vehicle Inspection and IMI Accreditation Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair are recognised by DVSA as an entry point for MOT tester training
Increased revenue and customer turn over
Increased skill base of mechanics and technicians
For further information, visit accreditation.theimi.org.uk.
Achieving IMI Accreditation
To achieve an IMI Accreditation, individuals must pass both knowledge and skills based tasks and agree to abide by an ethical Code of Conduct.
IMI Accreditation has 19 routes including Autoglazing, Customer Service, Digital Audio Broadcasting, Motorcycle and Paint.
To achieve accredited status, individuals must pass both knowledge and skills based assessments. IMI Accreditations last for 3 years, at which point technicians must re-accredit if they wish to keep their status of current competence and remain on the IMI Professional Register.
Accredited individuals and the businesses that employ them have shown that they are committed to providing customers with the highest level of technical expertise and professional standards. All those who have achieved an IMI Accreditation have signed, and are bound by, an ethical Code of Conduct.
Proof of Competence
IMI Accreditation is the proof of competence that you can be confident in and provides:
Confidence that your vehicle is in capable hands
Independent quality assurance
Proof of competence and professional responsibility
All IMI Accredited individuals are regularly and independently tested.