Chief University announces 2010 collision repair training schedule

Jan. 27, 2010

Chief University announced its 2010 collision analysis and repair training schedule.

Chief University will offer more than 165 classes for collision repair technicians, estimators and insurance appraisers. The classes will be based on computerized measuring, structural analysis and repair, steering and suspension, and collision theory in training centers in the United States and Canada.

Professional Chief-certified instructors will lead all of the courses, which combine classroom training with hands-on demonstrations.

“Chief courses enable technicians, estimators and appraisers to stay up-to-date with vehicle structural design changes, industry advances and the latest technology that makes it possible to accurately and profitably repair modern vehicles,” said Richard Perry, Chief training manager.

Most of the courses are approved for I-CAR points through the I-CAR Industry Training Alliance program. The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) has also approved the training programs for compliance with the Continuing Automotive Service Education (CASE) standards.

The following courses are available for collision repair technicians:

Computerized Measuring Training, a two-day course, earning three I-CAR points.

Full Frame Analysis and Repair Planning, a two-day course, earning 3.25 I-CAR points.

Unitized Body Analysis and Repair Planning, a two-day course, earning 3.25 I-CAR points.

Advanced Steering and Suspension, a two-day course, earning 3.25 I-CAR points.

Capacitación de Medición Computarizada, a two-day course in Spanish, earning three I-CAR points.

The following courses are available for estimators and appraisers:

Advanced Steering and Suspension Analysis, a two-day course, earning 3.25 I-CAR points.

Advanced Frame Analysis, a two-day course, earning 3.25 I-CAR points.

Structural Damage Analysis, a three-day course, earning 4.5 I-CAR points.

Understanding Genesis Reports Seminar, a seven-hour course.

Chief University is the training branch of Madison, Ind.-based Chief Automotive Technologies Inc., a manufacturer of collision repair products. Chief has trained more than 26,000 technicians and 18,000 estimators and appraisers worldwide, according to Perry.

Visit chiefautomotive.com for a complete course schedule, descriptions, instructor bios and online registration.

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