Candidates who have a current IMI VDA with one year or more before expiry do not need to take the IAEA practical exam but are required to take the IAEA vehicle valuation and salvage categorisation bridging exam.

Candidates who have passed IMI VDA prior to April 2012 are not required to take the Bridging Exam provided they are able to provide documentation of the previous IMI VDA certification.

The Bridging Exam consists of three valuations assessments and categorising salvage from a book of images of damaged vehicles.

The learning outcomes assessed are:

  • Vehicle appraisal and valuation using GlassNet
  • Salvage knowledge application using the ABI Code of Practice