Individual and organizational membership has been a long-standing part of I-CAR’s support system. I-CAR's membership program is designed to become increasingly more pro-active and inclusive in the industry, enhancing engagement and responsiveness.
Members will have access to the the following benefits:
- Access to all I-CAR products and services
- Eligibility to serve on the Member Council, subject to nomination by I-CAR Staff.
- Online access to I-CAR news/publications (Industry news, Collision Reporter. Etc.)
- Collision Reporter hardcopy (does not apply to Platinum or Committee Chair members)
- Webinars that may be offered
- Collision Repair Education Snapshot
- Participate in surveys or focus groups sent by staff and/or Member Council
- Eligible to vote for Board elections and Bylaw amendments (Regular Members only)
Membership Classes and EligibilityThere are two classes of I-CAR Membership:
1. Associate Member
The Associate Member is a no-fee and automatic designation granted to individuals or organizations which meet the criteria and qualifications outlined below:
Gold Class Collision Repair Business Member
Must have an active Gold Class designation.
Sustaining Partner Member
Must have an active Sustaining Partner agreement.
Career and Technical School Member
Must have an active PDP-EE licensing subscription agreement.
Platinum Individual Member
Must have an active Platinum designation.
I-CAR State or Committee Chair Member
Must be serving as an active State or Committee Chair on an active I-CAR Committee.
2. Regular Member
The Regular Member is an individual, business or not-for-profit organization which supports the purposes of I-CAR, is actively engaged in the Collision Industry, and meets the qualifications for membership established by the Board. Regular membership is optional with a nominal fee for those who wish to maintain a voice in I-CAR governance.
Regular Members include individuals and organizations engaged in the following collision industry segments:
- Collision Repair
- Vehicle Insurance
- Vehicle Manufacturing
- Tool, Equipment and Supply manufacturing and distribution
- Education and Training
- Providers of Other Related Industry Services
Process to Establish Regular MembershipIndividuals and organizations seeking to establish a membership with I-CAR, and which meet the defined membership eligibility requirements will submit a completed Membership Request Form to I-CAR staff. No Membership will be active until the membership dues have been received by I-CAR.
Regular Membership TermMembership in I-CAR will be for a period of one (1) calendar year, commencing on January 1 and ending on December 31.
The annual membership dues will be established by the Board and reviewed periodically. Members will be invoiced for dues in the last quarter of each year. Regular Member dues must be received, or post marked by December 31 to be eligible to vote in the following membership term.
Regular Membership Dues
There are two Regular Member categories, and while a variety of industry individuals may qualify for the Individual category, it is the clear intent that if an individual is employed by a business, or not-for-profit organization (other than a career and technical school), said business must hold an organizational Regular Membership before an individual membership is granted.
Independent (single shop) Collision Repair business, Career/Technical School, or Individuals (unemployed or retired, employed in businesses with annual sales less than or equal to $3 million, or employed by businesses already with Regular Member status)
Multi-shop operator (≥ 2 shop locations), insurer, vehicle manufacturer, tool/equip/misc. supplier, related industry service organization or industry association/society/other NFP
Organizations participating in the I-CAR Sustaining Partner program (with a signed agreement and in good standing) are exempt from membership dues as Regular Member status is a benefit of the Sustaining Partner program