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HOW TO GET STARTED FOR STUDENTS
If you are a student, click on the Resources Tab to find a school near you.

HOW TO GET STARTED FOR SCHOOLS
STEP 1: ASSESSMENT – how to determine aptitude?

STEP 2: SIGN UP FOR THE PROFESSIONAL DEVLOPMENT PROGRAM – The Professional Development Program (PDP) was created to institute a life-long professional development career path for collision repair technicians. The training program has been reengineered to provide graduates with the technical knowledge that they can apply the first day on the job and the I-CAR® ProLevel certificate(s) of recognition.

STEP 3: SELECT A ROLE - There are seven specific technician roles that are currently available for ProLevel credentialing. Do any of these job titles interest you? If so, click on a role for more information:

EstimatorEstimator text    Steel Structural TechnicianSteel Structural Technician text    Aluminum Structural TechnicianAluminum Structural Technician text    Non-Structural TechnicianNon-Structural Technician text

Electrical/Mechanical TechnicianElectrical/Mechanical Technician text    Refinish TechnicianRefinish Technician text    Auto Physical Damage AppraiserAuto Physical Damage Appraiser text

STEP 4: I-CAR offers ProLevel credentialing, which is level-based and role-specific, highlighting the technician’s area of expertise. Students can specialize an as I-CAR ProLevel 1, ProLevel 2, or ProLevel 3 (listed in order of increasing level of mastery) for the seven specific technician roles: Aluminum Structural Technician, Auto Physical Damage Appraiser, Electrical/Mechanical Technician, Estimator, Non-Structural Technician, Refinish Technician, and Steel Structural Technician. Collision repair shops are seeking ProLevel credentialed people to hire, and PDP-EE includes ProLevel credentialing.