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Blueprinting Process and Damage Discovery

Course format: Live instruction and demonstration with posttest
I-CAR Credit Hours: 4 hours
Estimated Duration: 5 hours
Gold Class: $152.00
Platinum: $152.00
Standard: $184.00

Prior Recommended Programs

  • Overview of Cycle Time Improvements for the Collision Repair Process (CYC01)
  • Vehicle Identification, Estimating Systems, and Terminology (DAM01)
  • Mechanical Systems Analysis (DAM03)
  • Aluminum Panels and Structures Damage Analysis (DAM05)
  • Steering And Suspension Damage Analysis (DAM06)
  • Damage Analysis of Advanced Automotive Systems (DAM07)
  • Advanced Material Damage Analysis (DAM08)
  • Hail, Theft, Vandalism Damage Analysis (DAM09)
  • Exterior Panels Damage Analysis (DAM10)
  • Restraint Systems Damage Analysis (DAM11)
  • Steel Structures Damage Analysis (DAM12)
  • Basic Electronics Damage Analysis (DAM13e)
  • Flood and Fire Damage Analysis (DAM14e)
  • Hazardous Materials, Personal Safety, and Refinish Safety (WKR01)

This course helps satisfy ProLevel training requirements for the following roles:
Auto Physical Damage Appraiser

This course meets New Technology training requirements for the following roles:
Non-Structural Technician
Auto Physical Damage Appraiser

This course is an Annual Training option for the following roles:
Steel Structural Technician
Aluminum Structural Technician
Non-Structural Technician
Refinish Technician
Auto Physical Damage Appraiser

  • View live, instructor-led demonstration on a collision-damaged vehicle! The demonstration will detail the blueprinting process, and uncover the hidden damage in a real-life setting
  • Clearly define the blueprinting process and recognize considerations for implementation
  • Demonstrate how blueprinting contributes to accurate damage assessments and improves operational efficiencies
  • Understand different quick check procedures and methods for uncovering hidden damage
  • Understand the benefits of performing a teardown as part of the damage discovery process

Due to the Live Demo format of this course, all students must sign a waiver prior to participation. Students may bring a signed agreement to class or sign a copy provided at class time. A PDF of the waiver is available at the bottom of this webpage.

Instructor-Led Classroom and Live Demo (In-Shop) Delivery
The BLU01 course opens in a classroom setting with a brief overview of the blueprinting process. Students will then participate in an initial inspection on a damaged vehicle and use clues gathered from a customer interview to learn more information. Students will also takeaway the “Vehicle Check-In Form” and the “Customer Interview Questionnaire” to use in their own place of business when facilitating an initial inspection.

The class will then begin the damage discovery process on the now disassembled vehicle. Students will confirm which areas are in fact damaged or not damaged, as well as identify any hidden damage that was previously not identified. Students will examine what indicators to look for when identifying damage—from structural damage indicators all the way to broken clips and fasteners. In this section of the class, students will refer to vehicle maker repair information needed for discussions on repair options.

As students move through the course, they will also perform quick checks on the disassembled vehicle to identify suspension and structural damage. The “Suspension Quick-Check Measurement Sheet” will be distributed to help students identify where additional measurements may be needed and which suspension parts may be bent. Information on steel strength, sectioning procedures, and three-dimensional measuring will also be covered.

The final topic of the class will engage students in understanding options for how they can implement the blueprinting process, or improve on their existing process.

BLU01 PDF  Hosting the I-CAR Blueprinting Process and Damage Discovery

BLU01 PDF  Release and Waiver of Liability

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