Specialized Automotive Designations

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Course information
Price

$299 each

Duration

2 hour timed test of 50 multiple choice questions

Vale’s Automotive Program has been an industry standard for decades.  The introduction of advanced 3D dent measurement methodology established the Vale Certified PDR Technician designation as a recognized credential of excellence.  We have expanded our PDR program with two specializations common to PDR operations.

 

Automotive Hail Damage Specialist

The Automotive Hail Damage Specialist designation is a timed assessment based on a randomized set of 50 multiple choice questions covering subjects including definitions, damage assessment, repair methods, fraudulent damage, prior repairs, double panel repairs and dropping headliners.   The question bank has been reviewed by a panel of insurance and repair experts to confirm relevance.  The test is available on demand, will randomize questions from the question bank and requires an 70% pass rate.  Candidates will be given three attempts to pass the test. 

By completing/passing this assessment, you will attain the Hail Damage Specialist designation.

Duration: Two hour timed test of 50 multiple choice questions

Price: $299

Remove and Install (R&I) Specialist

The Automotive Remove and Install (R&I) Specialist designation is a timed assessment based on a randomized set of 50 multiple choice questions covering subjects including definitions, tools / fasteners visual identification, removal procedures, steps included in various R&I assemblies: Bumper and Grille, Rear Bumper, Tires and Wheels, etc.   The question bank has been reviewed by a panel of insurance and repair experts to confirm relevance.  The test is available on demand, will randomize 50 questions from the question bank and requires an 70% pass rate.  Candidates will be given three attempts to pass the test. 

By completing/passing this assessment, you will attain the Automotive Remove and Install Specialist designation.

Duration: Two hour timed test of 50 multiple choice questions

Price: $299

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