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Tuesday October 1

I-CAR Restructures Industry Training Alliance Fee to Benefit Customers

I-CAR has restructured its Industry Training Alliance fee for the benefit of students that apply for Gold Class points for training completed through Alliance partners. The fee restructuring will also benefit the entire collision industry by making the Gold Class Professionals® qualification more affordable. I-CAR is committed to increasing and optimizing collision repair training within the entire industry through the Industry Training Alliance.

When applying to I-CAR for recognition of Alliance provider training, the new fee structure in the United States is $20 per Gold Class point, with a maximum total fee of $100 per application. In Canada, the new fee structure is CDN $30 per Gold Class point, with a maximum total fee of CDN $150 per application.

Formerly, there was no maximum fee cap per application. A student can also save money by applying for I-CAR recognition of multiple Alliance training programs on a single Alliance student application; the same processing fee structure applies. Each student must submit a separate application. Please note that for I-CAR recognition of courses from career and technical schools and colleges participating in the Alliance, a different fee structure applies. Please refer to the career and technical school student application for more information.

The new Industry Training Alliance fee helps encourage comprehensive, quality collision repair training through the resources of Industry Training Alliance members. The Training Alliance eliminates training redundancy and reduces the time and expense of technical training. It also enables training organizations and career and technical schools and colleges to work together to provide the collision industry with a coordinated and comprehensive training curriculum. By further encouraging training through the Training Alliance, I-CAR’s vision statement of "Every person in the collision industry has the necessary technical knowledge and skills relevant to their position to ensure a complete and safe repair" becomes closer to realization.

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