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Fundamentals of Collision Repair

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

Prior Recommended Programs

  • Corrosion Protection (CPS01)
  • Steel Unitized Structures Technologies and Repair (SPS07)
  • Hazardous Materials, Personal Safety, and Refinish Safety (WKR01)

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

  • Identify the different types of vehicle designs and vehicle construction material
  • Identify the various types of manufacturing processes for body panels, vehicle structures, and technologies
  • Identify control and reference points to properly position parts or assemblies
  • Understand collision energy management
  • Identify and analyze the types of damage

Module 1 – Vehicle Construction and Terminology
This module identifies the different types of vehicle structures, including unibody, space-frame, and body-over frame vehicles. This module also identifies parts of a unitized structure and how vehicles are assembled, including the types of materials used for vehicle construction. In addition, the student will learn how heat affects different strengths of metal and the importance of restoring vehicle dimensions.

Module 2 – Collision Energy Management
This module explains how a vehicle absorbs collision energy to protect occupants and how to identify areas of a vehicle specifically designed to absorb collision energy. The student will also learn about direct and indirect damage.

Module 3 – Repair Issues
The final module identifies the types of damage that affect repair decisions and introduces the student to kink versus bend. Information on how part shape affects reparability and how to make informed repair versus replace decisions.

Course outline containing topics and subtopics.