Being a registered professional shows your customers and your colleagues that you are continually keeping up to date with learning, new skills and working practices.
What is the IMI Professional Register?
When buying a car, hiring a vehicle or taking one in for parts, servicing or repair, IMI’s Professional Register is here to make sure consumers end up in skilled, competent and trustworthy hands. The Register is an industry-wide database of professional individuals recognised for maintaining their knowledge, skills and competency. These individuals have committed to achieving 90 credits of continuing professional development (CPD) within a three year cycle – that’s the equivalent of about four days of training/development per year.
The Employer Recognition Scheme is a mechanism for recognising employers and businesses that have a minimum of 50% of their staff on the IMI Professional Register. It demonstrates that a business is committed to investing in the skills and knowledge of its employees, and that they work to an ethical code of conduct. Learn more about the Employer Recognition Scheme.
What is continuing professional development (CPD)?
Continuing professional development (CPD) is the practice of maintaining and developing the skills and knowledge required in your job role. CPD covers the whole spectrum of automotive learning. Learning on the job, reading a relevant article, or simply attending a conference all count towards CPD, it’s not just the formal training you attend.
The IMI supports its members by offering a range of discounted automotive-specific CPD courses, designed to help you maintain professional competence.
What are the benefits of being on the IMI Professional Register?
- Allows you to publicly display your commitment, current knowledge and skills within the industry.
- Increases your employability by maintaining your current competence and increasing your skill set.
- Gives you access to MyCPD the platform to log all your learning, no matter where or how it was completed.
- Up to 25% discount off exclusive courses and e-learning, delivered by IMI’s CPD Partners.
- The opportunity to personally help and support the image of the sector.
For your customers
- Access to a register of automotive professionals, who are accountable under the IMI Code of Conduct.
- Ability to find and verify competent, committed and professional individuals.
- Increased consumer confidence in the industry.
How do I join the Professional Register?
If you join the IMI as a member at Licentiate level or above, you’ll automatically be listed on the Professional Register. If you join at Affiliate level, you may be able to upgrade as you gain additional qualifications and/or industry experience. Please contact our membership team for details.
Individuals who have achieved IMI Accreditation will automatically be listed on the Register. Find out more in the ‘Quick Links’ section.
Maintaining professional registration
To remain on the Professional Register, IMI members must complete a required amount of CPD credits allocated within a three year cycle. More details can be found in the FAQs in the ‘Downloads’ section.
To maintain your accredited status, you’ll need to renew your accreditation every three years, either through a full reassessment or, for technicians, through flexible update modules. Find out more in the ‘Quick Links’ section.
If you have any questions about the IMI Professional Register please contact the membership team:
Tel: +44 (0) 1992 519025