Become an MOT tester

The ATA Level 3 Light Vehicle Inspection Technician qualification is designed for technicians whose job role involves the inspection, maintenance and repair of light vehicles.

What is IMI Accreditation?

IMI Accreditation is a practical, non-academic way to demonstrate individual capability, providing independent proof of current competence, knowledge and skills. Focused on the Light Vehicle area of the automotive sector, IMI Accreditation encompasses everyone within this area.

Industry Recognition through the IMI Professional Register

The IMI Professional Register is an industry-wide database of professionals in the motor industry. The Register is promoted to consumers as a place to find trustworthy professionals who have proven their skills and competence within specialist areas of the industry. IMI Accredited individuals are automatically included on the IMI Professional Register

In order to achieve ATA, the individual must pass a series of practical skills and knowledge modules at an approved ATA centre and sign the Code of Conduct.

IMI Accreditation continually evolves to meet the changing needs of the industry, with each accreditation valid for three years, after which time an individual is required to undertake a new assessment either at the same level, next career level or a different route in order to prove their current competence.

What this means for you:

IMI Accreditation was created to help the motor industry keep on top of constant, rapid changes in technology, legislation and working methods, by encouraging and measuring the current competence, knowledge and ability of those working within it. By providing proof of current competence, IMI Accreditation benefits both individuals and their employers. Those gaining accreditation receive: 

An IMI Accredited certificate 

Inclusion on IMI Professional Register 

Industry-wide recognition of their skills and abilities


Advice and guidance for development

An opportunity for career progression

While the employer of an accredited individual benefits from:

Confidence in the individual’s ability

Eligibility for British Standard/DVSA requirements (depending on routes)

Increased customer visibility on the IMI Professional Register

Higher work output and fewer mistakes

Public confidence in abilities

Who is eligible?

Inspection Technician (MOT TESTER)

The technician must be able to work unsupervised – ideally, they should be in full time employment with at least three years experience to ensure they are familiar with the techniques for vehicle servicing, inspection and system(s) diagnosis.

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