I-CAR® Announces Achievement of Accreditation From the International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training (IACET)
April 04, 2022
New Course Serves as Capstone for Recently Announced Optional ADAS Technician Role, Guiding Technicians in Complete ADAS-Related Repairs
VERNON HILLS, IL. September 1, 2022 - I-CAR®, the Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair, recently opened registration for the newly launched Static ADAS Calibration 3-Day Hands-On Skills Development™ course led exclusively by the technical experts at I-CAR’s new state-of-the-art Chicago Technical Center (CTC) in Vernon Hills, Illinois.
This new hands-on skills course will serve as the capstone to the ADAS Technician role launched this year for individuals pursuing Platinum™ recognition in this emerging technology. The recently launched hands-on course follows an intensive pilot course process involving the review and feedback from OEMs and Subject Matter Experts throughout the inter-industry.
“This specialized Static ADAS HOSD course helps technicians navigate the static calibration process, from locating and understanding procedures to OEM-specific best practices, learning how to diagnose, troubleshoot and calibrate sophisticated systems, ensuring they are operating as designed for the ultimate benefit of consumer safety and satisfaction,” explained Bud Center, I-CAR Director, Technical Products and Curriculum.
Center adds; “Our state-of-the-art ADAS Lab at the CTC offers the ideal learning environment, as it is designed to include all of the appropriate tools, equipment and space, along with the expert instruction necessary to help technicians build confidence and proficiency in all aspects of the repair and calibration process – from understanding ADAS operations and features to their architecture and the relationships these systems have to one another and other vehicle systems.”
The Static ADAS Calibration course requires completion of 11 online prerequisite courses prior to registration to ensure learners are prepared for the advanced, hands-on learning experience at the CTC.
Register for the Static ADAS Calibration 3-Day Hands-On Skills Development course here.
Editor’s Note: For the latest I-CAR ADAS news, resources and course offerings, check out I-CAR.com/ADAS
About I-CAR: Founded in 1979, I-CAR is a not-for-profit education, knowledge, and solutions organization designed to support the evolving needs of the Collision Repair Inter-Industry. I-CAR is focused on improving the quality and safety of auto collision repair for the ultimate benefit of both the industry and the consumer. www.i-car.com
I-CAR First in Collision Repair Inter-Industry to Achieve Prestigious Accreditation Demonstrating Commitment to Industry Educational Programming Leadership
HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL., April 4, 2022 – I-CAR® (Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair) announced today that it has been awarded achievement of accreditation by IACET (International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training). I-CAR is now the first organization within the collision repair inter-industry to achieve this rigorous accreditation following a proven, universal model for developing effective and valuable continuing education and training programs across nine IACET-recognized educational programming excellence categories.
“I-CAR’s IACET accreditation is another symbol of our commitment to top-quality industry technical education and the highest of standards for course development across our entire curriculum portfolio, further advancing I-CAR’s leadership in providing relevant, accessible collision repair education and programs,” said I-CAR President & CEO John Van Alstyne. “The rigor placed by our team behind delivery of I-CAR courses, now coupled with the strict requirements necessary to maintain accreditation, is unparalleled and will provide all learners from our inter-industry an advanced level of training to further their career paths.” Van Alstyne commented that the achievement can be likened to an ISO (International Organization for Standardization) certification within the OEM sector.
According to I-CAR’s David Parzen, Director, Protocols, Licensing and Quality Management, to achieve IACET accreditation “I-CAR completed an extremely thorough evaluation process and successfully demonstrated adherence to IACET standards by addressing the design, development, administration and assessment of its programs.” Parzen noted the team at I-CAR invested untold total hours and effort towards this achievement and recognized its significance towards ensuring all I-CAR learners receive a level of education that endures the technical advancements the industry is currently facing.
As an IACET Accredited Provider, I-CAR offers IACET CEUs for its learning events that comply with the ANSI/IACET Continuing Education and Training Standard.
“This IACET designation further reinforces our steadfast commitment to world-class quality in leading educational programing, technical information and technical services for the inter-industry, and our organization is proud to be associated,” said Van Alstyne. “Achieving IACET accreditation is in lock-step alignment with our vision that every person in the industry has the information, knowledge and skills required to perform a complete, safe, and quality repair for the ultimate benefit of the consumer. We are raising the bar for I-CAR and its partners, too, ensuring learners are receiving the educational experience they deserve.”
IACET accreditation demonstrates the I-CAR team’s ongoing dedication to continuous improvement and supports the organization’s goal to serve the inter-industry through collaborative solutions grounded in quality, excellence, and transparency.
About I-CAR: Founded in 1979, I-CAR is a not-for-profit education, knowledge and solutions organization designed to support the evolving needs of the Collision Repair Inter-Industry. I-CAR is focused on improving the quality and safety of auto collision repair for the ultimate benefit of both the industry and the consumer. For more information, please visit www.i-car.com
About IACET: The International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) is a nonprofit association dedicated to quality continuing education and training programs. IACET is the only standard-setting organization approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) for continuing education and training. The ANSI/IACET 2018-1 Standard for Continuing Education and Training is the core of thousands of educational programs worldwide. For more information: www.iacet.org