Technician Licencing

IMI launches 'licence to practice'

Published:  12 December, 2012

FROM APRIL 2013, the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) is set to launch its public-facing register for automotive professionals. The Institute says the new register will 'act as a voluntary licence to practise' for the retail automotive industry.

The register will allow members of the public to search for qualified and accredited individuals working in businesses in their local area. All registered professionals have signed up to an ethical code of conduct - a fact which should increase the confidence of the public.

Linda Stansfield, Chief Operating Officer at the IMI said: "With continually complex, evolving technology and changes in the core make up of vehicles today, it is vitally important to note that there is a commitment from all registered professionals to understand and keep pace with these changes. This includes all levels of professionals in the sector, from technical to management positions."

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