The Hamilton District Autobody Repair Association (HARA) and I-CAR Canada are pleased to announce that HARA's Level 1 Collision Estimating course will be recognized as an I-CAR-eligible program beginning in 2012.The Level 1 Estimating program...
The Hamilton District Autobody Repair Association (HARA) and I-CAR Canada are pleased to announce that HARA’s Level 1 Collision Estimating course will be recognized as an I-CAR-eligible program beginning in 2012. The Level 1 Estimating program is run over 18 hours and covers Introduction to Estimating, Understanding Vehicle Construction, Fundamentals of Estimate Writing, Understanding Collision Manuals and Collision Damage Analysis. HARA executive director John Norris notes that “We have been running this program successfully for over ten years with 400 participants. It’s an excellent foundation for one of the most important skills a collision shop must have.” Andrew Shepherd, Director of Collision Training for the Automotive Industries Association of Canada which runs I-CAR training in Canada, describes the course eligibility framework. “Our Industry Training Alliance program allows learners to receive internationally-recognized credits for skills development which is important for professional success. This skills development can be delivered by any of a range of partners.” The HARA – I-CAR Canada agreement is a first in Canada. “Up until now” says Shepherd, “we have recognized a range of manufacturer training programs, including paint and materials courses. This is the first time we have partnered with an association. HARA delivers first-rate instruction and it makes sense that we should build in a national partnership for the good of the collision industry in Canada.” Beginning in January, 2012, participants passing the HARA course exam will be eligible for 4 I-CAR points.
For more information, contact:
Mr. John Norris Executive Director Hamilton District Autobody Repair Association 1-866-309-4272 http://www.ciia.com
Mr. Andrew Shepherd Director, Collision Training Automotive Industries Association of Canada 1-800-808-2920 www.i-car.ca