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What are the advantages of IRTEC professional certification?
There are many! To name a few, it gives customers confidence that your technicians are up to date and qualified, and demonstrates a level of committment and professionalism to your customers, it is proven to improve first time MOT pass rates and give a financial return on investment, it boosts staff confidence and rewards them, it is part of continued professional development, and sometimes the Traffic Commissioner approves as well. Read more about irtec -click here.
Do you train candidates to inspect vehicles?
This is important, no! You should already be competent and experienced in inspecting vehicles to DVSA standards. This is an assesment of your ability to do just that, and successful candidates will get an irtec license for 5 years to say so. We will give you some pointers to help, especially with the on-line exams, but if you need training, speak to us first.
How long does the assessment take?
We usually arrive on site at 8.30am and with two candidates to assess, finish at about 4.00 0r 5.00pm. It depends on how quickly your candidates take to inspect a vehicle, they are allowed up tp 1.5hrs.
How are the candidates assessed?
They take two on-line tests, one on the technical aspects of inspection, and another on legislative aspects and Health & Safety. After those are passed, they carry out an inspection and must meet the standards and criteria. This is followed by a short written paper. Candidtes must pass all aspects.  
How do I pay?
Bank transfer. You need to pay at least 5 working days in advance, and ensure we have all candidate details as we have to register them with the IMI prior to assessment. We will invoice you with the details.
Have you any tips?
Lots, but one of the criteria for a pass is that candidates must demonstrate a logical routine when inspecting, and we suggest all candidates are comfortable with this. A good routine means candidates are unlikely to overlook anything, and therefore do a thorough and comprehensive inspection.  
What do I need to provide?
You will need to provide a room suitable for training and to take the on-line exams where they must not be disturbed. (I have done it in canteens and store rooms as well as the boardroom) You will also need to provide a suitable vehicle, pit or lifts & equipment for your candidates. We will bring the presentation and computers for the tests. If you have wi-fi, great, but if not we will need a good mobile phone signal.
What experience and knowledge should candidates have prior to assessment?
The minimum entry requirement is 3 years industrial experience or a Level 3 S/NVQ (or equivalent qualification) plus at least one year's experience in a relevant industrial environment.
Do you give training?
We are very experienced in the sort of areas in which your candidates may need coaching, and aim to cover sufficient subject areas to ensure exam success. We cannot cover a full level 3 syllabus in 2 hours though! Fees will apply for re-assessment. If you are worried, we can offer bespoke training to you prior to the assessment. Ask for details.
What if the candidates do not pass?

A resit of the on-line test can only be taken after 48hours. The practical can be taken any time up to 12 months - but take time to practice.
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