What is the Collision Repair PDP?

The Collision Repair Professional Development Program (PDP) is role-relevant training that provides collision repair professionals with the knowledge and skills they need to perform complete, safe and quality repairs. The PDP has been developed in collaboration with the Inter-Industry, and neutral industry partner expertise has been integrated throughout the curriculum. This has led the PDP to become the industry standard for collision repair training. 

Roles & Training

The PDP provides distinct training paths in industry-recognized Knowledge Areas for the following roles within a collision repair facility:

Required Roles:

Specialty Roles:

Knowledge Areas & ProLevels
The Inter-Industry has identified specific Knowledge Areas that collision repair professionals in each role must learn in order to produce complete, safe and quality repairs.
Working with the Inter-Industry, I-CAR has grouped these Knowledge Areas according to skill level, called ProLevels. Each ProLevel builds upon previous knowledge and training, to cover progressively more in-depth content.
PDP Training Overview:

Individuals progress from ProLevel 1® through ProLevel 3®, with ongoing annual training thereafter, to ultimately achieve and maintain advanced-level knowledge.


Based on an individual's prior training and commitment to achievement, completion of ProLevel 1 could be achieved in 3 - 12 months. Completion of all ProLevel 1 requirements qualifies the individual for Platinum  recognition. 

To maintain Platinum recognition, the individual must complete all ProLevel 2® requirements, and subsequently all ProLevel 3 requirements, by the annual renewal date. Once ProLevel 3 has been achieved, to maintain Platinum recognition role-relevant ongoing training must be completed every 12 months.

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