Your road to IMI TechSafe

IMI TechSafe

What is IMI TechSafe?

Achieving IMI TechSafe recognition within the IMI's Professional Register showcases your competence, trustworthiness, and commitment to learning and development in key, safety-critical new automotive technologies, such as Electric, Hybrid, Hydrogen, and ADAS-equipped vehicles.

IMI TechSafe is so much more than just professional recognition...'s a platform that encourages you to stay up to date, ensuring you're always at the forefront of vehicle technologies through your commitment to mandatory CPD requirements.'s a tool that helps you ensure compliance with government regulations such as the UK's Electricity at Work Act 1989.'s a way to instil confidence in your customers, colleagues, or employers in your ability to work safely with these emerging technologies.'s a testament to your commitment to safety and professionalism in the automotive industry.'s a badge of honour that you can display with pride.

Be proud of your achievements, be professional, and be IMI TechSafe.

How do you gain IMI TechSafe

It couldn't be simpler. Once you have completed your valid entry route qualification or IMI Accreditation, you can click the button above to submit your opt-in request for your IMI TechSafe recognition. As long as everything checks out, you’ll shortly be part of ever-growing community of like-minded individuals striving to be the best in our sector.


Retaining your IMI TechSafe recognition

A vital part of the Professional Register and IMI TechSafe is ensuring that those on it remain updated with their knowledge, skills, and competency. This is why CPD is a requirement to remain in IMI TechSafe recognition. We have made this as simple as possible, meaning any CPD you do with the IMI is automatically logged, allowing you to focus your time on your other priorities. You will need to do CPD that an Awarding Organisation approves, which aligns with a CPD framework set and agreed upon by the IMI and IMI TechSafe Sector Advisory Group.


You can see all available IMI TechSafe CPD to be purchased here:

Book your Electric Vehicle, hydrogen & ADAS CPD through an IMI approved centre.

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Click below to start your journey and claim your IMI TechSafe Recogntion. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is IMI TechSafe?
    • IMI TechSafe is a recognition of skills, qualification achievements and a commitment to CPD within the IMI Professional Register.
    • IMI TechSafe recognition is evidence of being safe and qualified to work on vehicles with systems and technologies that have significant safety implications, e.g. electric vehicles.
    • IMI TechSafe recognition is identified in an IMI members IMI Professional Register digital card
    • IMI TechSafe is an approved and official Trade Mark and IMI brand guidelines must be adhered to when referring to it in any communication e.g. use on a business card or business website.
    • Currently, there are three IMI TechSafe categories. These are Electric Vehicle, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and Hydrogen Vehicles. More categories will be added in the future, e.g. driverless technologies and connectivity and cybersecurity.
  • Who can gain IMI Techsafe recognition?
    • Anyone can gain IMI TechSafe recognition, with a valid achievement of an IMI approved qualification or an IMI accredited product. Simply join the IMI membership community and the IMI Professional Register.
  • How do you retain IMI Techsafe recognition?
    • IMI TechSafe recognition is retained through successful completion of specific CPD requirements over a three year CPD cycle.
    • CPD requirements are agreed with an IMI Sector Advisory Group which are set out in CPD Subject Frameworks and vary dependent on the IMI TechSafe category.
    • An IMI CPD Policy document for IMI members is available for further guidance.
  • What qualifications do I need to gain TechSafe recognition?

    IMI TechSafe is the latest professional recognition issued by the IMI. Identifying professionalism and safe working practice in the field of electric vehicles (EV) and other safety-critical vehicle systems such as Autonomous or Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), IMI TechSafe is your path to future proofing your career and driving your development.

    IMI Techsafe recognition can be gained with an eligible achievement from IMI or another Awarding Organisation*.’ The current list of eligible IMI achievements are as follows:

    Electric and Hybrid Vehicle Category

    • IMI Level 4 Award in the Diagnosis, Testing and Repair of Electric/Hybrid Vehicles and Components
    • IMI Level 2 Award in Electric/Hybrid Vehicle Routine Maintenance Activities
    • IMI Level 3 Award in Electric/Hybrid Vehicle System Repair and Replacement
    • IMI Level 2 Award in Preparing Heavy Electric/Hybrid Vehicles for Repair
    • IMI Level 3 Award in Heavy Electric/Hybrid Vehicle System Repair and Replacement
    • IMI Accredited Assessment - Electric Vehicle Safe Working Practices
    • IMI Accredited Assessment - Electric Vehicle Technician
    • IMI International Level 2 Award in Electric/Hybrid Vehicle Routine Maintenance Activities
    • IMI International Level 3 Award in Electric/Hybrid Vehicle System Repair and Replacement
    • IMI International Level 4 Fault Diagnosis, Testing and Repair of Electric /Hybrid Vehicles and Components
    • IMI International Level 4 Fault Diagnosis, Testing and Repair of Heavy Electric / Hybrid Vehicles and Components

    Advanced Driver Assistance Systems Category

    • IMI Level 2 Award in Advance Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) Calibration
    • IMI Level 3 Award in Diagnosing, Rectifying and Recalibrating Advance Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) Components
    • IMI Accredited Assessment - Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) - Calibration - Full Route
    • IMI International Accredited Assessment - Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) – Calibration


    Hydrogen Vehicle Category

    Eligible hydrogen vehicle achievements will be added when they become available.

    *Please call the IMI membership team (+44 (0) 1992 519 025) for advice on what other awarding organisation achievements are eligible.

IMI TechSafe

Take a look at the IMI's CEO Steve Nash discussing the EV skills gap and the importance of gaining IMI TechSafe recognition.