We offer two routes to gaining this accreditation.
Route 1 - Assessment Only
If you feel that you have the required
level of knowledge and skill, you can choose to do the assessment only route. We offer this route on a one to one basis and
it will take a full day to complete.
Route 2 - 5 Day Training and Assessment.
This route is best suited to experienced
technicians who might need some training input prior to assessment. The assessments will take place over a 5 day period with
the online assessment taking place mid week to allow for any re-sits that may be necessary. You will receive a copy of Tom Denton's
4th edition Advanced Automotive Fault Diagnosis book which you can use in the intervening period to study and practice your knowledge
and skills.prior to attending the course.
THESE ASSESSMENTS ARE TO A LEVEL 3 STANDARD AND ARE DESIGNED TO BE
TOUGH. THEY CONCENTRATE ON FAULT FINDING WITHIN A GIVEN TIMESCALE. SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES WILL FIND ALL OF THE FAULTS WITHIN
The next step
If this accreditation is of interest to you, particularly if you wish to become an MOT tester, have
a go at our initial assessment test. Our administrator will be in touch with you once we receive your result so that we can
best advise you on the way forward.
To find out more, please use the live
chat function, visit our contact page or
call us on 024 76325880
Telephone: 024 76325880
Light Vehicle Inspection Technician
The IMI Light Vehicle Inspection Technician Accreditation is for experienced mechanics who would like to gain recognition for their skills and knowledge.
It is also accepted by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) as the stage 1 entry qualification for mechanics and technicians who wish to train to become an MOT Tester for class 4 and 7 vehicles (cars and vans)
It is normally valid for 3 years and successful candidates, as well as receiving a certifcate, photo card and pin badge, will also be entered on to the IMI Professional Register. This is a public-facing register to showcase individuals working in the motor industry, who have been recognised for their experience, professionalism and commitment to ethical working practices.
However, there will be no requirement for you to re-accredit if you go on to complete your IMI Level 2 Award in MOT testing (classes 4 & 7) within the 3 year period.
As an Inspection Technician you must be able to work unsupervised ideally, you should be in full time employment with at least 3 years experience (4 years if you wish to become an MOT tester) to ensure you are familiar with the techniques for vehicle servicing, inspection and system(s) diagnosis.
There are 5 practical assessments for this route and two online exams, one containing 30 questions and a second containing 10 question.
Please click on the links below to get an overview of the contents of each assessment.