Vale is now offering select courses with a hybrid option*.
The Auto Estimatics course is delivered virtually most months but once per quarter we offer a hybrid option. The hybrid format allows for the initial portion of the course to be delivered virtually with the final week providing an option for students to continue virtually or join us at our Arlington, TX facility to experience our claims house, framing displays, mock-ups and classroom materials. Students choosing the classroom-based delivery will travel to our Arlington, TX facility to get hands-on training along with extra time with the instructor.
*Hybrid option – Student chooses in the final week of the program to continue with the virtual format or travel to or Arlington, TX facility to experience live, hands-on training. Lunch will be provided each day for students.
The course content follows the Estimatics® Course Syllabus using electronic estimating systems to practice assigned estimates following topics covered in class.
We use images of vehicles, other visual aids and provide detailed information about the damage to the vehicle. This enables the student to generate damage estimates beginning on the first day of class. Progressing in difficulty, each estimate is reviewed and discussed. More complex front, side and rear impact estimates are graded so the student learns a variety of realistic estimating skills.
Emphasis is given to new generation vehicles and the new products, materials, and accessories being manufactured today.
After successfully completing this course, the student will have the skills and knowledge to prepare a complete and accurate electronic estimate using automated system data as well as practical repair formulas and structural analysis methods.
This two-week course is designed for those in the insurance and collision repair industries that will use an automated estimating program to produce damage estimates. This course is offered for the student with limited experience who will be generating thorough and accurate automated estimates from minor to complex collision and comprehensive damages.
Vale is an authorized trainer for Audatex, CCC ONE, and Mitchell UltraMate programs.
Students attending this course will be trained in the STAR 2000 Program used for structural damage documentation and calculations.
Attendees must be capable of operating Windows-based programs. Sponsors will need to indicate estimating software selection at the time of Registration.
Vehicle Identification What To Look For and Where
Damage Estimating Resources Automated Estimating Programs Procedures, Parts, Allowances Estimating Procedures, Sequence Early Models
Component Repair Industry Repair Standards Metal and Plastic Repairs Repair/Replace Formula
Refinishing Types and Procedures
Structural Realignment Unibody and Conventional Frames STAR 2000 Program Structural Aluminum
Inner Structure Components, Repair Procedures
Passenger Restraint Systems Air Bags, Seat Belts
Interior Parts Seats, Dash
Alternative Parts Sources and Uses
Storm Damages Water, Flood, and Hail
Estimating Exercises Demonstrate Skills on Front, Side and Rear Impacts
Total Losses What to Look For
New Generation Vehicles Hybrid Cars Fiber Optics Electronics
This course uses the latest versions of: Audatex™, CCC ONE™, and Mitchell UltraMate™.