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I-CAR to provide expanded training to Audi collision repair network

In addition to maintaining Gold Class status, shops will have one year to complete the additional I-CAR courses, many of which focus on advanced vehicle technologies and Electric Vehicle (EV) awareness

Hoffman Estates, Ill.—I-CAR has announced a partnership with Audi of America’s Collision Repair Network. I-CAR will deliver expanded training to all new network members as Audi seeks to augment the knowledge of technicians and shop management.

I-CAR Gold Class certification has been a “foundational prerequisite” for any member of Audi’s Collision Repair Network, prior to progressing to Audi-specific repair training, said Mark Allen, Collision & Equipment Manager, Audi of America. Now, Audi is “deepening its knowledge and skills benchmark” for all new network members by expanding I-CAR training requirements to include approximately 93 online, virtual and live Professional Development Protocol (PDP) courses.

A complete list of expanded I-CAR Audi training courses/requirements can be found here.

In addition to maintaining Gold Class status, shops will have one year to complete the additional I-CAR courses, many of which focus on advanced vehicle technologies and Electric Vehicle (EV) awareness.

Audi of America’s expanded training requirements are applicable to new collision repair network members only, however. Allen explained that existing, in-network shops are encouraged to review the updated course path and requirements, and complete any needed training. Courses are role-specific, addressing the training needs of Production Manager, Estimator, Structural Technician and Refinisher.

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