IMI Approved Testing and Training Center

IMI Approved Testing and Training Centre


AOM-009 Welding Competence and Compliance

BS 4872 Part 1 MIG/MAG Testing Details

This is a non-procedural welding test to prove competence on steel. The test involves four welds in the vertical and horizontal upside-down positions. Two welds are fillet, and two are butts.

The thickness of the sample materials is 1.0mm, although some manufacturers also request 2mm and 3mm (Porsche).

Welds are tested onsite for:

  • Visual
  • Nick Break
  • Macro

Advice and training are offered to each candidate to enable the best opportunity to pass at this level.


BS 1140 Spot Welding Testing Details

Technicians are asked to perform two spot welds on two sheets of 1mm steel. Nugget diameters are required to be of the sizes 5mm and 8mm.

Testing of the welds is by tear testing.

Testing Prerequisites

Attending technicians must be able to weld unsupervised on vehicle body panels and ideally have experience in MIG/MAG welding. Technicians must have good eyesight, and if they wear spectacles, they must have them available when the test is conducted.


Technicians Key Benefits


  • - An IMI accredited certificate
  • - Inclusion on the IMI professional register
  • - Industry-wide recognition of their skills and abilities
  • - Advice and guidance for development
  • - An opportunity for career progression

Employers Benefits:

  • Assurance as an owner and to your customers that your technicians are up to the National Welding Standards as dictated by The Welding Institute.
  • Proof of current welding competence for liability insurance and quality control.
  • A benchmark for technician recruitment and training.

Course Certification

IMI Certificated - IMI Certification fee £45 is applicable


AOM-009 Welder Approval Testing Book A test 

AOM-133: Bonding and Mechanical Fastenings.

AOM-133 Details


The  AOM133, is a unique module designed specifically for technicians whose job role involves the repair of vehicle bodies. This module focuses on the replacement of a panel section that is secured by adhesive/bonding and mechanical fastenings. It has been developed to help technicians demonstrate their capability in following researched repair methods, carrying out modern joining techniques, and meeting the criteria outlined in BS10125.


AOM 133 Mechanical Bonding - More Information





Our training and testing is carried out at your premises at your convenience, using your own equipment that your technician is familiar with. This creates a better,  less stressful environment for technicians attempting the course.

Onsite testing typically lasts one day and can incorporate up to 4 technicians.