I-CAR Press Room : 2023

Collision Careers Wins 2023 SEMA Global Media Award


I-CAR®, the industry standard for and leading provider of technical education, and related technical information and services for the collision repair industry, is thrilled to announce that the recently launched Collision Careers™ platform has been honored with a prestigious SEMA Global Media Award.

I-CAR® Honors Outstanding Contributions to the Collision Repair Industry With Two Distinguished Annual Awards


I-CAR®, the Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair, today announced the 2022 recipients of its annual Jeff Silver and Russ Verona I-CAR Awards that recognize one individual and one collision repair facility for advancing technical education and professionalism in the collision repair industry. The Awards were presented in Las Vegas during SEMA at the Collision Industry Red Carpet Awards event.

"Measuring, Anchoring and Pulling” Courses Now Available at I-CAR


I-CAR® (the Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair) I-CAR, the leading provider of collision repair educational programming, is excited to announce the availability of their new “Measuring, Anchoring, and Pulling” courses for both unibody and fullframed vehicles. These comprehensive courses are designed to equip automotive professionals with the necessary knowledge and skills to effectively measure, anchor, and pull damaged vehicles.

I-CAR® Announces the Results of the Board of Directors Election


I-CAR® (the Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair), the leading provider of education, knowledge, and solutions for the collision repair industry, is pleased to announce the results of its recent Board of Directors election, which concluded on July 15, 2023. I-CAR Regular Members overwhelmingly approved the election of six individuals to fill open board seats.

Earn I-CAR® Credit for OEM Training Courses


Did you know that I-CAR will recognize credit for certain OEM training courses? Through I-CAR’s Industry Training Alliance®, technicians can receive I-CAR credit for approved courses, eliminating the need to also take an I-CAR course with similar content, which is more efficient for both the collision repair facility and technicians.

I-CAR® Sustaining Partner™ Program Adds Premium Automaker To Its Roster


Participation Supports Funding Program to Reduce Cost of Training for Collision Repair Shops

Introducing Collision Careers


Empowering Future Technicians to Pursue Successful Careers in Collision Repair

Educational Opportunities With I-CAR At SEMA 2023 Are Expanded To Reflect Attendee Interests And New Technology Advancements


In addition to the MIG Welding Technology & Applications training session, the following value-added, credit and non-credit classes are available to collision repair and mechanical repair technicians with I-CAR at SEMA 2023.

1Collision Dives Into ADAS & EV Technology At I-CAR’s Chicago Technical Center


Designed to Serve the Industry as it Adapts to Advancing Vehicle Technology, I-CAR’s State-of-the-Art Facility was the Backdrop for 1Collision’s ADAS & EV Education Event.

Vinfast Partners With I-CAR for Auto Collision Repair and Training


VinFast, the first Vietnamese electric vehicle manufacturer, today announced that I-CAR’s Gold Class shop level credentialing will be a requirement for it’s US repair network. VinFast joins 37 other OEMs and Insurers who also require Gold Class status for their network repair facilities.

I-CAR® Achieves National Recognition as a Top Workplace


I-CAR® (the Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair) announced it has earned a 2023 Top Workplaces USA award (small employer category), which recognizes and celebrates organizations across the country that have built exceptional, people-centric workplace cultures.

American Honda Motor Company Partners With I-CAR®


I-CAR® (the Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair) today announced that American Honda Motor Company enhanced its partnership with I-CAR. Greg Ross, I-CAR Vice President of Sales and Marketing, explained that “The team at I-CAR is excited to support Honda/Acura with future delivery of 10 required online courses for collision repair facilities in their network.”

Experience a Winter Storm `Fender Bender’? ‘Proceed With Caution’ When Selecting Shops Qualified to Repair Today’s Advanced Vehicles


This winter’s spate of heavy snowfall, icy roads (not to mention resulting pot holes) and monster winds crisscrossing the country have created the perfect storm, greatly fueling “traffic” to the nation’s collision repair shops. This falls amid one of the most transformative eras of vehicle technology change, significantly impacting how complete, safe and quality repairs are made and how technicians are trained – or not – to perform these complex repairs.