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CPD is a continuous process of learning and improvement to stay currently competent in your job role.
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 supports its members by offering a range of discounted automotive-specific CPD courses, designed to help you maintain professional competence.
CPD enriches your knowledge, keeps you currently competent and is the key to career progression and professional growth. There are many advantages to carrying out CPD, these include:
For the individual
For the employer and customer
Members who hold a level of membership from Associate to Fellow (FIMI) are placed on the IMI Professional Register - the industry-wide register that demonstrates to your customers that you're continually keeping up to date with learning new skills and working practices.
Keeping your skills and knowledge up to date is achieved through CPD. Members on the Professional Register commit to undertaking up to 90 credits of CPD over a three year period, the equivalent to about four days of training/learning per year.
You can make your own decisions about the kinds of CPD that you do and plan your CPD to suit your needs and the time and resources available you. To get the most out of your CPD and for it to count towards your target, it should be focussed on making sure you are up to date, competent and effective in all areas of your job role.
Any activity where you learn something new and that is relevant to your job role can be counted as CPD, including:
For further ideas of activities to log, please see the Members’ Guide to CPD in the Downloads section of this page.
Logging CPD is done online on the IMI’s CPD management system called MyCPD. You can access MyCPD once logged into your IMI account at www.theimi.org.uk. Just click the ‘Log CPD’ icon.
For a step by step guide to logging CPD, please see the IMI Guide to Logging CPD in the Downloads section of this page.
The Professional Development team is available Monday to Friday 09:00-17:00 to take your calls about CPD. If you need a reminder of your login details, your CPD credit target or a quick tutorial, you can contact the team:
Tel: 01992 519025
On certain dates each month we hold CPD Support Evenings allowing members to call outside work hours. For details of upcoming dates, go to our CPD Support Evenings page.
For further guidance, please see the Members’ Guide to CPD in the Downloads section of this page.