The IMI (the Institute of the Motor Industry) Professional Register is an industry-wide database that lists individuals working in the automotive industry. These professionals have been recognised by the IMI for their experience, for continually keeping their skills and knowledge up to date, and for their commitment to ethical working practices.
The register is a way of driving up standards across the automotive industry and aims to give consumers and customers like you added confidence in the industry and the professionals who drive it. It is the place to search for and find competent and ethical professionals, so you can have the reassurance of dealing with people who are respected for their professional attitude and knowledge. Whether you’re buying a car, hiring a vehicle or taking yours in for parts, servicing or repair, choosing a registered professional means you are in skilled and competent hands.What do the letters shown with an individual’s name mean?
The letters represent the different ways an individual has joined the Professional Register. Many individuals have more than one type.
A registered professional has letters shown after or below that individual’s name. These letters demonstrate that the individual has been recognised, verified and approved by the IMI for:
o their qualifications
o their experience in the motor industry
o their skills, knowledge and competency levels
o their commitment to continually keeping their skills up to date, and
o their commitment to ethical working practices
CAE: Certified Automotive Engineer
Individuals are awarded these letters if they have demonstrated additional automotive engineer qualifications and experience.
AAE: Advanced Automotive Engineer
Individuals are awarded these letters if they have demonstrated additional advanced automotive engineer qualifications and experience.
To maintain their status on the Professional Register, each individual must provide evidence of continual learning and development activities.
For more information please visit the IMI’s website: http://www.imiregister.org.uk/what_is_the_professional_register