Below is a high-level overview of the enhancements happening to I-CAR’s programs in 2019 and how they differ from today.
All required role reps (estimator, non-structural, structural and refinish technicians) must achieve at least PROLEVEL 1 and progress annually.
All required role reps (estimator, non-structural, structural and refinish technicians) must achieve PROLEVEL 2 and progress annually.
A single individual can represent all FOUR role rep positions.
No single individual may represent more than TWO role rep positions.
All shops regardless of size required only ONE ROLE REP PER ROLE to achieve and maintain Platinum.
Role requirements are SCALED TO SHOP SIZE – 100% of structural technicians and 50% of estimators, non-structural and refinish technicians must achieve and maintain enhanced requirements.
Two HANDS-ON SKILLS DEVELOPMENT courses required each year.
Annual role-relevant core curriculum, Industry Training Alliance or VEHICLE AND TECHNOLOGY SPECIFIC TRAINING courses required at the shop level.
ELECTRICAL & DIAGNOSTICS / MECHANICAL THEORY COURSES must be completed at the shop level.
Technicians achieve Platinum at PROLEVEL 1.
Technicians achieve Platinum at PROLEVEL 3. (ProLevel 1 and 2 still recognized, but not as Platinum.)
Platinum recognition requires THEORETICAL LEARNING, PRACTICE AND HANDS-ON SKILLS TRAINING.
Hands-On Skills Development™ Courses offered as optional training.
TWO HANDS-ON SKILLS DEVELOPMENT COURSES, Squeeze-Type Resistance Spot Welding and MIG Brazing, will be required for achieving and maintaining Gold Class. 2-for-1 bundle is currently available for Gold Class shops for a limited time only.
Welding certification must be renewed every FIVE YEARS.
Welding certification must be renewed every THREE YEARS. Three new welding recertification courses are offered.
ALL STRUCTURAL TECHNICIANS must be trained on welding. Welding training for non-structural technicians is optional.
Technicians enrolled in any Alliance Partner Training courses SUBMIT PAYMENT to I-CAR to receive credit.
Shops and students NO LONGER HAVE A FEE associated with applying credit for Alliance Training Courses – a benefit of I-CAR’s Sustaining Partner Program.
Technicians must FAX-IN FORM after course completion to I-CAR to receive credit.
Student credit is AUTOMATICALLY SUBMITTED to I-CAR and APPLIED to their record for Alliance Partner Training provided by Sustaining Partners.
LIMITED INTERFACE AND OPTIONS.
NEW INTERFACE to manage all of your training, scheduling and payment needs in REAL TIME.
Access online courses on DESKTOP OR LAPTOP.
Access to all online courses available from DESKTOP, LAPTOP AND TABLET anytime.
STANDARD COURSE LENGTHS.
Three hours average.
SHORTER, MORE INTERACTIVE classes. A majority of courses are available online.
SOUND CURRICULUM designed to deliver the information necessary to make complete, safe and quality repairs.
Training programs built around KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS PROTOCOL developed from extensive industry input and design.
Pricing determined on COURSE-BY-COURSE CREDIT-HOUR BASIS.
A LA CARTE BY COURSE – OR – SUBSCRIPTION PRICING FOR GOLD CLASS SHOPS – with options for monthly or annual pricing – allows unlimited live, online and virtual training for all shop staff at a set price, providing ease of annual budgeting.