The industry standard for HGV and PSV technicians 

irtec is an independent accreditation and validates the competence of technicians working to maintain the commercial vehicle, trailer and passenger carrying industries. An irtec licence is valid for 5 years and tests both the knowledge and practical level of an individual.

A voluntary scheme, developed by IRTE, a professional sector of the Society of Operations Engineers (SOE), to raise standards and encourage industry self-regulation in road transport maintenance, irtec is recognised as the industry benchmark of skills and knowledge.

irtec is managed for the IRTE by the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) and delivered by accredited centres in the UK and abroad. This partnership allows quality and independent assurance of the scheme. irtec not only enables individual technicians to develop their skills as they move through their career, but also helps employers to demonstrate their commitment to technical excellence.

 

 

What does irtec assess competence in?

 

irtec is available at a range of levels, for a variety of skill sets:

Large Commercial Vehicle (7.5+ tonnes)

  • Service Maintenance Technician
  • Inspection Technician
  • Advanced Technician
  • Master Technician

Bus and Coach

  • Service Maintenance Technician
  • Inspection Technician
  • Advanced Technician
  • Master Technician

Heavy Vehicle Trailer

  • Service Maintenance Technician
  • Inspection Technician

irtec Tyre

  • Commercial Tyre Technician (tubeless)
  • Off-site Commercial Tyre Technician (tubeless)