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News   August 6, 2003   by Auto Service World

Basic Estimating Course Back By Popular Demand

A six-night course teaching fundamental principles of estimating will be offered to Ontario bodyshops starting August 12.
The Collision Industry Action Group (CIAG) has announced that this popular basic estimating training course is back to help those shop or office employees who need assistance in estimating collision damage on cars and light trucks in Ontario. The same course offered in May was oversubscribed, with 24 graduates.
Taught by an experienced collision repair instructor, this six night course includes, introduction to estimating, understanding vehicle construction, fundamentals of estimate writing, understanding collision manuals, additional charges and collision damage analysis.
Starting August 12, 2003 and running Tuesday and Thursday nights for three weeks in the evening, the course is being offered in response to continuing shop and insurer inquiries.
A course outline and student information sheet is available on request. Students on the waiting list will get priority. Classes are from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Class size is limited so please call early to avoid disappointment. Class notes are included.
Course fee is $350.00 plus GST for trade association members and $450.00 plus GST for non-members.
Students can register by calling the Association office at (905) 662-9499 or 1-800-318-DENT. Students can also register by e-mailing

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