British Standard 10125:2014+A1:2016 and is the standard for “Automotive services – Specification for vehicle damage repair processes”.

For BS 10125 certified vehicle repair bodyshops, it is vital that when they source reclaimed vehicle parts, they can be confident that the reclaimed parts conform with the standard.

This guidance is intended for vehicle recyclers and sets out what they need to know about BS 10125 and how they can ensure that reclaimed parts comply. It also includes an example certificate of conformance.


The new standard was launched on 1 July to include the following:

  • Inclusion of ROI
  • Inclusion of Target Parts Resellers in the Certification Scheme
  • Part-worn tyres: 3 months warranty
  • Revised grading (Annex A) to reflect the new grading course
  • Exclusion of non-original parts to bring the standard in line with BS 10125

The scheme rules have also be amended to incorporate the following:

  • The order of documentation acquisition by the certification body
  • Remote auditing should Covid restrictions prevent travel
  • Errors amended


We have now finalised our online parts grading course, which can be accessed under COURSES.

The course consists of nine knowledge units, each having a short quiz.

To pass the course you will need to successfully complete a short end-of-course test.

Who We Are

We are VRA Certification Ltd, an independent not-for-profit company limited by guarantee. Our sole purpose is to manage and develop the UK’s Vehicle Recycler Certification Scheme.

What We Do

We certify UK-based vehicle recyclers to ensure they conform with the ‘UK Standard for Reclaimed Parts from End-Of-Life Vehicles’. This provides their customers with the confidence that the vehicle recycler operates legally and only markets quality assured reclaimed vehicle parts.

How We Do It

We work with two certification bodies, who scrutinise a vehicle recycler’s policies and procedures, and audit each recycling site annually. This provides an independent, objective assessment of conformance.