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Hail, Theft, Vandalism Damage Analysis
DAM09

Course format: Live instruction with posttest
I-CAR Credit Hours: 3 hours
Estimated Duration: 4 hours
Pricing
Gold Class: $114.00
Platinum: $114.00
Standard: $138.00

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

This course meets New Technology training requirements for the following roles:
Estimator
Auto Physical Damage Appraiser

This course is an Annual Training option for the following roles:
Estimator
Auto Physical Damage Appraiser

DAM09
Did you know I-CAR offers this course in convenient, online delivery? You may satisfy this requirement by completing the Online course DAM09e.

  • Identify different types of vandalism, including fluid contamination, finish issues caused by vandalism, interior and underhood damage, and slashed tires
  • Determine repair or replace options for specific vandalized vehicle parts
  • Recognize commonly stolen vehicles and their parts, as well identify damage to both factory installed and aftermarket electronics
  • Recognize the difference between theft and prior damage and understand potential fraud indicators
  • Distinguish hail, wind, and lightning damage and determine repair options
  • Understand the considerations around repairing a vehicle affected by infestation and analyze potential damage

Module 1 – Analyzing Vandalism
In the first module, the student will gain an understanding of the different types of vandalism. The student will become familiar with fluid contamination, finish issues caused by vandalism, interior and underhood damage, and slashed tires. The student will also learn how to identify repair options and repair versus replace considerations.

Module 2 – Theft Analysis
As the student moves through the course, he or she will be able to identify commonly stolen vehicles and parts, as well as determine the difference between theft and prior damage. This course will help students understand potential indicators of fraud and the issues related to damage analysis that may require additional investigation.

Module 3 – Analyzing Damage from Natural Causes
In the final module of the course, the student will be introduced to weather-related vehicle damage, including hail, wind, and lightning. He or she will learn how to identify the source of damage, as well as damage analysis procedures and important inspection considerations. In addition, the student will learn about conventional repair options and paintless dent repair (PDR).

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