IMI offer three types of Accreditation:
IMI Accreditation is suitable for technicians working in a variety of sectors within the automotive industry (e.g. light vehicle or motorcycle maintenance, roadside assistance, accident repair, autoglazing, parts distribution and customer service, sales and finance and insurance etc.).
IMI Accreditation Management focused on management and leadership.
Institute of Road Transport Engineers Certification (irtec) focused on commercial vehicle, trailer and passenger carrying industries.
Accreditation is a voluntary assessment of an individual’s competence against accepted standards. All of the accreditations offered have been developed in conjunction with the industry to enable practical and relevant assessments on day-to-day activities. There are over 20 disciplines available through IMI Accreditation Technical, IMI Accreditation Management and irtec, each with a range of levels enabling recognition of advancement and the opportunity for career progression.
The accreditations are quality assured by IMI and provide recognition of an individual’s current competency for specific routes.
To ensure that your centre meets all the registration and photo card specifications required for IMI Accreditation, please read through the following document carefully IMI Accreditation Reg Guide Web
Important note for irtec centres: Please complete the Technician Application form, found here, when registering your technicians with IMI and then send the form to the SOE, email@example.com.
Important note for Assessors: Assessment strategies and other relevant documentation for IMI Accreditation and irtec can be found by following the links below:
IMI Accreditation Assessment Strategies
irtec Assessment Strategy
To assess any of the IMI Accreditation routes or irtec routes you must hold the relevant Accreditated Assessor Award and complete CPD relevant to the routes you assess. Accreditated Assessor workshops are available for technical, non-technical, accident repair, management and iretc routes, in addition to some specialised ones (VDA and AOM133). Information about upcoming Accredited Assessor workshops can be found here
If you need assistance to decide which workshop(s) suits your requirements please contact your External Quality Assurer or email firstname.lastname@example.org