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Course information



2 weeks

The course content follows the Estimatics® Course Syllabus using electronic estimating systems to practice assigned estimates following topics covered in class.

Our hands-on approach uses cutaways, visual aids and a large inventory of late model damaged vehicles. 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.

Continuing Education Units:

This course may be available for Continuing Education credits, please contact Vale for details.


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™.


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