I-CAR training is structured around your role as a collision industry professional. The first step on the path of the Professional Development Program is to declare your role. Within each role, there are three expected levels of knowledge (ProLevels) that build upon each other. I-CAR courses will help you achieve the knowledge that is required for your role at each of the three ProLevels. Advanced industry professionals with several years of experience may choose to take an Equivalency Test for certain Knowledge Areas.
For the full list of I-CAR courses please see the Full Course Catalog page.
Collision Repair Professionals - Required PDP Roles
Estimators inspect, analyze and evaluate damaged vehicles to create a comprehensive and accurate damage report.
Non-Structural Technicians restore damaged exterior panels to their original integrity, function, and appearance.
Steel Structural Technicians restore vehicle dimensions and structural integrity to collision-damaged vehicles.
Refinish Technicians prepare and apply paint to repaired vehicles to restore a vehicle’s appearance to pre-accident condition.
Collision Repair Professionals - Specialty PDP Roles
The role of Production Management is to oversee the process and staff to ensure efficient, safe repairs and excellent customer service from the time a car enters the shop to when the customer drives away.
Aluminum Structural Technician
Aluminum Structural Technicians restore aluminum structural dimensions and structural integrity to collision damaged vehicles.
Auto Physical Damage Appraiser
Auto Physical Damage Appraisers inspect, analyze and evaluate damaged vehicles to create a comprehensive and accurate damage report.