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
The IMI’s Professional Register was launched in April 2012 and will become available for public viewing in April 2013. The Register is a representation of IMI members who have taken a further step to be recognised for maintaining their knowledge, skills, competency and commitment by carrying out 90 credits of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) within a three year cycle. That's the equivalent of only approximately four days per year. All eligible IMI members will be placed on the IMI Professional Register from April 2013.
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 can support you in keeping current and up to date by offering a range of automotive-specific CPD courses which have been specifically designed to assist you in maintaining your professional competence. Registered professionals can also take advantage of discounts of up to 25% off our CPD courses.
For the individual (to be available for viewing from April 2013)
For the consumer and employer (to be available for viewing from April 2013)
In order to join the IMI’s Professional Register, you must satisfy the following requirements:
If you already have a level of membership of Licentiate or higher and are currently enjoying industry-related employment, you can join the Professional Register today! From April 2013 all eligible members will be automotically placed on the Professional Register.
To remain on the Professional Register you must have completed the required amount of CPD credits allocated to you within the three year cycle of joining the Register.
The IMI has developed MyCPD for members who have signed up to the Professional Register. It’s your very own free online CPD Management System, to plan, book and log CPD activity.
MyCPD enables you to:
The IMI defines CPD as a range of learning activities through which industry professionals maintain and develop themselves throughout the year. The IMI Credit-Based System for CPD is a mechanism that enables the Professional Registrants to evaluate their CPD activity and give it a credit value.
The MyCPD tool has a CPD credit calculator, once you have inputted the necessary information it will allocate CPD credits to your activity.
If you have any questions about the IMI Professional Register please contact The Professional Development Team on 01992 511521 or email firstname.lastname@example.org