Available from January, a full Thatcham BSI Kitemark will be awarded to bodyshop owners who feel their businesses meet a predetermined set of standards called PAS 125.
To gain the Kitemark, bodyshops will undergo a two-day initial assessment, plus a further surveillance visit within the first 12 months.
The first year will cost £2,450, including the Kitemark licence fee.
In subsequent years the annual fee will be £2,500, which includes two unannounced surveillance visits and the continued use of the Kitemark.
Alastair Trivett, global managing director at BSI Product Services, said: ‘We are dedicated to bringing a quality mark that is recognised by the UK adult population and is synonymous with safety and quality – the Kitemark – to an industry which is vital to the safety of all road users.’