Light Vehicle Accreditation Application Process

Manitoba Public Insurance grants accreditation to repair shops to support MPI's Proper Repair policy, which means that work completed is per the approved Estimate, that applies the needed parts, materials, repair methods, products, tooling, and equipment, by qualified and trained individuals such that the total repair is in compliance with OEM product/repair specifications for that light vehicle, and is performed in compliance with the requirements of the Light Vehicle Accreditation Agreement and adherence to applicable codes, laws, and regulations.

Repair shops apply for accreditation in the following circumstances:

  • A shop is new or has not been granted accreditation in the past

  • Ownership of the shop has recently changed

  • A suspension of the shop's accreditation has recently expired

Follow the steps below to apply for MPI accreditation.


  1. Read the Accredited Repair and Proper Repair policies (on the Accreditation/Administration page), as well as the current Light Vehicle Accreditation Agreement.

  2. Complete an LVAA Application (for autobody, frame or glass repair).

  3. Email the completed application to
    • MPI's Accredited Repair department will contact you to discuss your application and schedule an inspection of your facility, equipment, and repairs.
      • If the reason for your application is simply an ownership change, the Accredited Repair department may grant accreditation without an inspection if the shop was in good standing before the ownership change and technical staff is not changing.
  4. During the inspection, the Accredited Repair department (and sometimes estimating staff) will ask to see samples of all types of repairs, including structural repairs and welding. To check for consistency in quality and technique, The Accredited Repair department may want to see several samples of the same repair type. The repairs you show may be completed or in progress. The number of inspections varies depending on the complexity of the repairs.

  5. Based on their inspection, the Accredited Repair department will either grant accreditation or advise you on how your shop must improve to meet accreditation standards. If your shop is not granted accreditation, the Accredited Repair department will schedule another inspection the next time you apply for accreditation.
    • If you’re applying for accreditation after a recent suspension, the Accredited Repair department may grant conditional accreditation. The Accredited Repair department will advise you of the conditions your shop must follow to avoid another suspension. Conditions may include, but are not limited to:
      • Inspection of all repairs prior to payment of the repair account
      • Submission of all part and sublet repair invoices
      • Additional training