Becoming an I-CAR Instructor

I-CAR instructors improve the collision repair industry by increasing its knowledge and professionalism, one student at a time. Instructors are paid to teach classes, but they generally find more satisfaction that comes from making a difference.

I-CAR instructors are part-time I-CAR employees. Most also work full-time as collision repair professionals for one of the six industry segments: collision repair, insurance, vehicle makers, technical schools, equipment suppliers or related industry services. They teach I-CAR classes in their discretionary time away from work, family and other interests.

I-CAR instructors also invest a good deal of time keeping up with the latest technologies and repair information, preparing for class and improving their training techniques.

To find out more about the position and the responsibilities that go with it, review the part-time I-CAR instructor job description.

Each regional manager makes hiring decisions for I-CAR instructors based on needs in the local area, the candidate's collision repair knowledge/experience, and his or her history with I-CAR training. I-CAR may need instructors with your particular expertise at a given time, or may already have enough instructors available to handle current training demands in that specialty. All potential instructors need to be available to regularly teach I-CAR classes according to a frequency determined by the regional manager.

To find out more about openings in your area, fill out and submit a job application.

Once you and the regional manager come to an agreement and the hiring process is completed, you are an I-CAR Instructor Candidate and will be scheduled into an Instructor Qualification Workshop. This is a three-day event conducted over a long weekend that prepares you to teach I-CAR classes, and it is just the beginning of your journey as an I-CAR instructor. Your ongoing improvement in technical knowledge, training techniques and presentation skills is expected.