Make Your Photos Work For You!

Holding a camera does not make a photographer any more than holding a hammer makes a body technician.

  • Do you realize your photos are evidence?
    • For Payment
    • For Documenting Repair Processes & Procedures
    • For Documenting & Confirming the Quality Control Process
    • Legal Documentation
    • Internal Communication

Poor photos increase time on the phone explaining repair decisions


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Estimating Technician™

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Estimating Technician™ Level 1


We can no longer ignore the importance of photos! Do you look at your estimating photos and think they're pretty good? What if we told you that your brain is tricking you?

Collision Photography is a necessary skill for all that assess the damage to automobiles and is why it is required part of the Estimating Technician™ Certification.


Shops typically earn more per labor hours when they perform repairs. Maximize your repair hours on plastic. Learn how to identify the type of plastic, severity of the damage and use the new Plastic Bumper Repairability Scale.

In order to get the most out of equipment investments, your estimators must understand how it used.


A vehicle's structure is designed to protect the occupants and is the foundation for all other vehicle functions. Did you know that Advanced Driver Assistance Systems are dependent on a dimensionally correct unibody and frame?

Identifying the slightest structural movement is critical to assessing damage and overall cycle time. Assessing basic structural damage is a required skill for an Estimating Technician™.


Advanced Driver Assistance Systems have become common and are advancing at a phemonmonal rate. Understanding how these systems affect the drivability and safety of the vehicle is essential to repairing today's automobiles.

Understanding the intent and operation of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems is a key pillar in the Estimating Technician™ certification.

Repair vs Replace

The decision to repair or replace a part is the fundamental question every damage assessor is considering each time they write an estimate. Repair vs Replace builds a foundation for judgment time decsion making.

Understanding how to address judgment time items is fundamental basic skill for an Estimating Technician™.

Occupant Restraint Systems

The occupant restraint system consist of more than just seat belts and airbags. Learning how these systems work to protect the occupants is essential for today's damage assessors. Build your understanding of these systems.

Understanding safety system functionality is a required skillset of the Estimating Technician™!


Database Guide Pages Understanding and Application

Each estimating database company provides a detailed document that explains how to use their estimating software. No matter the name, P-Pages, GTE Pages or a Reference Manual, it must used daily to write complete estimates and  repair blueprints.

Understanding how to address judgement time items is fundamental basic skill for an Estimating Technician™.

Building Detailed Documentation

Is everyone in your shop documenting the same? Do you check the repair files for consistancy? Learn to build detailed documentation that builded a file of evidence of what was required to retun a vehicle back to safety and functionality the OEM intended.

Documenting the damages, repair and quality control of a vehicle repair is required to become an Estimating Technician™.

Basic Mechanical Assessment

Does your damage assessment team understand steering, suspension and other mechanical systems that are commonly damaged in an accident? Do they capture the required operations needed to perform a mechnical repair? Can they diagnose mechanical damage?

Understanding the basic functions of mechancial sytems is a required sill for an Estimating Technician™.

Basic Automotive Refinish Assessment

Does you damage assessment team understand the importance and function of top coats? Do they accurately assess three-stage and other mult-stage operations? Do they understand how accurately assess all needed corrosion protection?

Understanding the function and neccessity of automotive refishing is a required skill for an Estimating Technician™.

More Detail On Collision Photography

Do you realize that the root cause of many of the issues your shop faces every day are directly related to the images you take? Taking good, quality images that accurately capture the damage on the vehicle and successfully justify the charge on the estimate is not as easy as pointing a camera, tablet or iPhone at the vehicle and pressing the shutter button. It takes knowledge of how to properly frame the image, proper lighting, use of shadows, supplemental tools and techniques, and more, to be able to take the very best images possible.

In the Collision Photography course, we teach these things in an easy to understand format, which allows the learner to start putting their newly learned knowledge into practice immediately. This course also provides learners with an understanding of how the bill payers view the images and the different ways the images are used by them to determine liability, justify the bill and potential subrogation recovery.

On-Demand Course Pricing

Accountable Estimating™ On-Demand courses are developed with your production environment in mind. Each course is constructed in modules that are no longer than 30 minutes in length. This allows students to work training in throughout their work day, and the training can then be put to use when it is the freshest in the students mind.

Collision Photography

Learn what camera settings and adjustments to use no matter the type of camera; digital, smartphone or tablet you use. Students learn how to use tools, tips and techniques to take photos that answer questions instead of create them.

Students learn:

  • how to take damage, repair process and quality control photos
  • how your photos are used
    • by an insurance company
    • in legal proceeding
    • how they can used within your business.
Estimators / Blue Printers/ CSR’s / Owner’s / Managers

$129 per student

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