IMI Accreditation in automotive glazing

IMI Accreditation is an industry-wide scheme that identifies technicians who have proven their current competence and signed up to a professional code of conduct, administered by the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI).

There are over 40,000 automotive technicians in the UK who have achieved IMI Accreditation in many different areas of expertise. It has the backing and participation of all major vehicle manufacturers, body repairers, independent service and repair and roadside breakdown organisations.

The Automotive Glazing Academy was the first independent centre to be approved by the IMI to assess technicians working in the independent automotive glazing market.

To achieve accreditation, technicians must pass a series of practical assessments and an online knowledge test. The process takes one day at AGA’s training centre or arrangements can be made for assessments to be carried out at your premises.

IMI Accreditation applies to four specific job roles:

  • Automotive Glazing Technician Grade 2
  • Automotive Glazing Technician Grade 1
  • Master Automotive Glazing Technician
  • Automotive Glazing Bodyshop Technician

If you’re thinking about IMI Accreditation, please download the factsheet and give us a call so we can find out more about your experience and explain more about the process.

 

Automotive Glazing Technician Grade 2  

This is the entry-level accreditation standard for the automotive glazing sector. To qualify, a technician should be working in the glazing sector and have at least two years experience to ensure they are familiar with the knowledge and techniques required to replace and repair automotive glazing.

To achieve accreditation the technician must complete three modules during a one day assessment.

Details of the modules can be found here under Grade 2 Technician Full Assessment: http://accreditation.theimi.org.uk/autoglazing-ata-route-overview

Alternatively, please download the assessment overview.

   

Automotive Glazing Technician Grade 1      

To qualify for this level, a technician should be working in the glazing sector and have at least three years experience to ensure they are familiar with the knowledge and techniques required to replace and repair automotive glazing.

To achieve accreditation the technician must complete four modules during a one day assessment.

Details of the modules can be found here under Grade 1 Technician Full Assessment: http://accreditation.theimi.org.uk/autoglazing-ata-route-overview

Alternatively, please download the assessment overview.

 

Master Automotive Glazing Technician

This is the highest level of accreditation in automotive glazing. Technicians must have at least five years experience.

To achieve accreditation the technician must complete three modules during a one day assessment.

Details of the modules can be found here under Master Technician Full Assessment: http://accreditation.theimi.org.uk/autoglazing-ata-route-overview

Alternatively, please download the assessment overview.

 

Automotive Glazing Bodyshop Technician     

This particular route is suitable for technicians who are responsible for auto-glazing within a bodyshop. To qualify for assessment, technicians must have at least three years experience.

To achieve accreditation the technician must complete three modules during a one day assessment.

Details of the modules can be found here under Bodyshop Technician Full Assessment: http://accreditation.theimi.org.uk/autoglazing-ata-route-overview

Alternatively, please download the assessment overview.

 

For successful candidates, a one-off fee of £50 (no VAT) goes to the IMI, which covers the cost of the scheme’s administration and issue of the photo-identity card, valid for 3 years. This is included in AGA’s assessment fee, so there’s no additional cost. Please call us for details on dates and prices.