CPD is a continuous process of learning and improvement to stay currently competent in your job role.

  • What is CPD?
  • Benefits of CPD?
  • CPD and Professional Registration
  • Types of CPD
  • Logging CPD
  • Support and Guidance

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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

  • Allows you to fill gaps in your knowledge and skills to become more productive and efficient.
  • Builds confidence and credibility to stand out from the crowd
  • Achieves your career goals
  • Demonstrates professional status through the IMI Professional Register

For the employer and customer

  • Enhances customer confidence and loyalty
  • Increases employee competency, resulting in greater efficiency in the workplace
  • Boosts morale and motivation in the workforce


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.

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The CPD Accreditation Office has given a great recognition for the company as a whole and also reassurance to our customers.

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