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IMI Assessment Training.

The IMI Assessment is a national voluntary scheme that tests the competency of refinishers working in bodyshops. Certain insurance companies require bodyshops to have a minimum of two accredited refinishers on their staff to obtain insurance approval. This also applies to professional bodyshops with BS10125 certification.

The Spies Hecker Training Academy in Welwyn Garden City is an IMI Approved Assessment Centre for both paint technician and senior paint technician levels. It prepares all candidates during a pre-assessment day to give them a good idea of what to expect in the test. Upon successful completion of the practical assessments and on-line knowledge test(s), Spies Hecker Training Academy is authorised to award IMI accreditation and to issue paint technicians with the IMI photo identity card, which is valid for three years.

IMI Cosmetic Repair Assessment

This course is open to refinishers whose job role involves the repair of vehicle exterior bodywork through the use of vehicle SMART / cosmetic repair techniques. They should be able to prove they are familiar with the skills, knowledge and techniques required for cosmetic repairs and should have a minimum of 2 years’ industry experience.  

This Spies Hecker Cosmetic Repair Assessment is fully accredited by the IMI governing body and a certificate will be awarded upon completion.

Cosmetic Repair Route Structure:

For Technicians wishing to achieve accreditation there is only one method:
Full Assessment

For technicians wishing to retain their accreditation there is only one method:
Full Assessment

To achieve each module the technician is measured by skill and knowledge.


Assessment Duration:      
One day.

Equipment:  
All overalls, whites, personal protective equipment, course material for practical and theoretical sessions will be provided.

Candidates should bring safety footwear, as well as a copy of their photo driving licence or passport.

IMI Senior Paint Technician Assessment

Senior paint technician accreditation assessment is available to refinishers with a minimum of three years experience in the industry. They must be able to demonstrate their ability to achieve a flawless finish both in panel preparation, blends/fade outs and when finishing panels/polishing to match existing vehicle paint.

 

This level requires candidates successfully to complete the following three modules and an on-line test consisting of 30 multiple choice questions:

  • AOM-219: Application of Wet on Wet Primer
  • AOM-222: Spot/Rapid Repair on a clear Over Base Finish
  • AOM-223: Application of a Stage Pearlescent Finish

Assessment Duration:      
One day.

Cost:
£825.00

Equipment:  
All overalls, whites, personal protective equipment, course material for practical and theoretical sessions will be provided. Candidates should bring safety footwear, as well as a copy of their photo driving licence or passport.

Re-accreditation for Senior Paint Technicians

Re-accreditation

Senior Paint technicians who require re-accreditation before expiry of their previous IMI accreditation can take part in a one-day assessment covering one modules and an on-line test consisting of 10 multiple choice questions:

AOM-226: Application and Blending of a 3 Stage Pearlescent Finish.


Assessment Duration:      
One day.

Cost:
£400.00 + VAT

Equipment:  
All overalls, whites, personal protective equipment, course material for practical and theoretical sessions will be provided. Candidates should bring safety footwear, prescription safety glasses if required, as well as a copy of their photo driving licence or passport and a copy of their current in date accreditation badge.