The deadline for the popular Basic Estimating course being offered in Ontario is nearing. The basic estimating collision repair training course is designed to help those shop or office employees, new estimators and insurance company staff who may need assistance in estimating collision damage on cars and light trucks in Ontario. Taught by experienced apprenticeship instructor, Jim Miles, this six night course includes, introduction to estimating, understanding vehicle construction , fundamentals of estimate writing, understanding collision manuals, additional charges and collision damage analysis. The first course starts March 20 for three weeks in the evening, and is offered in response to shop inquiries. Locations this year are Hamilton, Mississauga and London, Ontario. Inquiries on courses in Alberta should be directed to Cliff Riehl at Carlson Body Shop Supply, 780.237.0005. 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 called early to avoid disappointment. Class notes are included. Course fee is $350 plus GST for trade association members and $450.00 plus GST for non-members. Students can register by calling the Association and www.ciia.com office at 1-866-309-4272 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or registering online at www.ciia.com/estimating.html Hamilton Monday and Wed. evenings March 20,22,27,29, April 3,5 Mississauga Tuesday and Thurs evening March 28, 30, April 4,6,11,13 London Monday and Wed. evenings April 10,12,17,19,24,26 If there are interested students in other communities, please call the office at 1-866-309-4272 to inquire about possible courses in your area.