Forensic VIN recovery refresher (Previous attendance of the IMI Forensic VIN recovery course is a Pre-requisite.)

Refresher course focusing on chemical and thermal restoration of erased VIN numbers.

VIN forensic recovery refresher training

VINCHIP now offer refresher courses for police officers and vehicle examiners who have previously attended and passed the IMI VIN recovery course. Chemical and thermal restoration of erased numbers is a valuable asset in the vehicle examiners armory, but it does require regular practice in order for this skillset to be maintained. These courses run for 6 hours (9am to 3pm) and includes only the practical elements of the full accredited course.

Course content & learning outcomes

  • Forensic casting
  • Re-etching steel
  • Electro etching
  • Re-etching aluminium
  • Thermal recovery on cast iron
  • Health and Safety revision

Course Schedule

This course is carried out in an informal, relaxed manner without the pressure of exams and workbooks. Students are invited to bring photographs of any successful or challenging re-etches they have encountered since completing the IMI course, so we can have an open discussion regarding best practice and how we may be able to help you to improve your results in the future. This course is also available on a "we come to you basis" (Price On Application) for a minimum number of 6 delegates, saving their travel and accommodation costs. Mileage, accommodation, and sustenance for the trainer will be chargeable (We do not quote on this normally as most forces prefer to provide this due to discounts available to them, at Government rates) If you require a quote please ask. All enquiries including course availability should be made directly with the trainer or 07485 335615.

The cost of the course is £599 or POA for "we come to you" option + VAT per delegate.



Additional Costs:

Mileage, accommodation, and sustenance

Course Dates:

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Training course reviews

Since that initial course, hundreds of officers from around the country have been trained in the skill of basic vehicle identification techniques. A sample of the comments made by students on completion of the course: