Who is it designed for?

The IMI Accreditation Light Vehicle Inspection Level 3 (LVI 3) is for Technicians whose job role involves the inspection, maintenance and repair of light vehicles. The accreditation has been designed for Technicians who do not hold a relevant level 3 qualification, but want to become an MOT tester for class 3, 4, 5 or 7 vehicles and is a recognised qualification by the DVSA to qualify Technicians to progress to MOT Tester Training.

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"A fast and effective was to gain MOT Tester eligibility with the minimum downtime and costs"

Accredited Light Vehicle Inspection Technician

Achievement in LV Inspection Technician accreditation will demonstrate the ability and skills required to carry out emissions testing, accurately inspect a vehicle and provide a vehicle appraisal to required standards, diagnose faults using wiring diagrams where appropriate and effect simple repairs on the electrical systems under test.

All candidates using this route to become an MOT Tester, are required by the DVSA to:

  • have a current and full UK driving licence for the vehicle classes you want to test

  • be a skilled mechanic with at least 4 years’ full-time employment in the service and repair of the vehicle types to be tested

  • have no unspent convictions for criminal offences connected with the MOT testing scheme or the motor trade, or involving acts of violence or intimidation

  • be ‘of good repute’