The IMI has recruited the DVSA’s MOT specialist, David Easton, to help more testers and managers benefit from their comprehensive training and assessment offer.
Since April 2016, MOT testers and managers have been required to take an annual assessment and 3 hours annual training to remain compliant, while new testers and managers must complete a new qualification.
The IMI has signed agreements to roll out training and assessment to the MOT network with major franchised dealers and larger independent service business that employ some 20,000 MOT testers and managers already.
David Easton has managed DVSA’s MOT training operations for 20 years whilst ensuring technicians are delivering quality vehicle assessments.
Commenting on the recent changes, David said: “I think this is a really exciting time for the MOT industry.
“For the first time since the MOT Scheme began back in the 1960’s, MOT testers and managers now have their own set of national occupational standards and proper regulated qualifications.
Steve Scofield, Head of Business Development at the IMI, said: “Having David join our team demonstrates the IMI’s ongoing commitment to providing the very best training to individuals working in the sector.
“Over the coming months the addition of David’s knowledge and expertise to our team will ensure that all of our centres get the support they need to deliver the very best MOT training to our customers and partners.”