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News   April 24, 2013   by CARS Magazine

Deadlines fast approaching for lift inspector classes

Automotive Lift Institute to offer orientation, pre-course exam, and course exam in Toronto, Vancouver and Edmonton.

Canadians interested in attending one of three lift inspector courses put on by the Automotive Lift Institute (ALI) will need to get their registration forms in soon.

The deadline to declare eligibility to attend the Toronto class – the first of three Lift Inspector Certification workshops for Canadians – is May 3. That event will be held June 20.

Other sessions will be held in Vancouver (July 10) and Edmonton (July 12). Deadlines to declare eligibility for those courses is May 20.

The course offers a six-hour orientation conducted by ALI representatives to outline the administrative aspects of the program. The orientation is open exclusively to inspector candidates. Participants will have the opportunity to take a pre-course exam, and candidates who had previously passed the pre-course exam may take the course exam.

Each stop will have something to offer for participants at varying stages of the certification process, says Dale Soos, senior project engineer for ALI.

“We’ve organized workshops in cities across North America to make it as convenient as possible for candidates to participate,” he said. “Turnout at the sessions we’ve held in several U.S. cities has been great. Since the program kickoff in October, more than 450 participants have enrolled.”

Workshop registration is included in the Lift Inspector Certification Program fee, which is discounted to $1,000 through Sept. 30. The fee also includes a candidate handbook and extensive course materials. There is a testing fee required to take the pre-course or course exam.

To reserve a seat at one of the upcoming sessions, email or call (607) 756-7775.

The Lift Inspector Certification Program was created to provide third-party qualification of vehicle lift inspectors and to certify those who demonstrate that they are qualified to properly inspect vehicle lifts in accordance with industry standards and in support of Canadian provincial requirements. Detailed materials can be found at

Founded in 1945, the Automotive Lift Institute (ALI) is a trade association of North American-based lift manufacturers. ALI’s mission is to promote the safe design, construction, installation, service, inspection and use of automotive lifts.

Caption: Deadlines are fast approaching for ALI Lift Inspector Certification Program candidates to register for orientation workshop and exams held in Canada.