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Steel Welding Training

All Tesla Approved Body Shop (TABS) repair facilities must now complete the I-CAR® Steel GMA (MIG) Welding (WCS03) course as part of their training requirements. TABS repair facilities can register immediately for the course online and must complete it successfully by December 31, 2019 in order to remain compliant with TABS program requirements.
 
This course will benefit collision repair technicians by giving them the knowledge and skills to properly weld the innovative Tesla Model 3 and other Tesla vehicles. It complements I-CAR’s Aluminum GMA (MIG) Welding (WCA03) as a required welding course for all TABS facilities.

Tesla requires a minimum of two technicians to be steel welding certified for each TABS facility performing structural repairs. If a TABS technician was originally steel welding certified by Tesla, they must be recertified after two years by completing the I-CAR WCS03 course. The I-CAR Steel Welding Certification™ must be renewed every two years for technicians in the TABS program.

Equipment Checklist

NOTE: TABS facilities must have the equipment found at the link below on hand prior to scheduling the Welding Training & Certification event.
 
 After completing the Steel GMA (MIG) Welding course, participants will have proven their ability to:
 
  • Properly set up, tune and maintain a welding machine
  • Make common GMA (MIG) welds on multiple thicknesses of steel in vertical and overhead positions
  • Perform proper welding techniques 

Aluminum Welding Training

I-CAR’s Aluminum GMA (MIG) Welding course (WCA03) is also required for all TABS repair facilities. This course is a part of Tesla’s Aluminum Welding Certification training for Approved Body Shop members.

The WCA03 course, offered in-shop to TABS members, supports the most current aluminum welding repairs, providing technicians and facilities with insights and knowledge to prepare for the growing number of aluminum-body vehicles on the road. I-CAR instructors will travel to each TABS location to facilitate the training using the shop’s everyday equipment.

Tesla requires a minimum of two technicians to be aluminum welding certified for each TABS facility performing structural repairs. If a TABS technician was originally aluminum welding certified by Tesla, they must be recertified after two years by completing the I-CAR WCA03 course. The I-CAR Aluminum Welding Certification™ must be renewed every two years for technicians in the TABS program.

Registering for Welding

The Welding Training & Certification: Aluminum GMA (MIG) Welding is a six- to eight-hour event conducted in-shop at your repair facility. The Welding Training & Certification event consists of four components. They are:
 

Equipment Checklist

NOTE: TABS facilities must have the equipment found at the link below on hand prior to scheduling the Welding Training & Certification event.
   Once you’ve verified that your dealership or independent repair facility has the required tools and equipment, please schedule the I-CAR Welding event at your location by downloading and completing the registration form below.
 

Tesla Welding Registration Form

For more information on Tesla training, please contact bodyrepair@tesla.com.