ON-DEMAND ESTIMATING COURSES

Verify Skills With Certified Training

Accountable Estimating™ has a roadmap of courses under construction to certify your estimators as Estimating Technicians™. We currently have 2 online courses available. Each successful course completion earns credits toward the Estimating Technician™ certification and also earns AMi elective credits for their Accredited Collision-Repair Estimator certifications. In addition, Estimating Plastic Repair is approved for 2 annual credit hours from I-CAR through Polyvance’s sustaining partnership.

Collision Photography

Photos are documentation and documentation is evidence. Learn how to accurately document with photos and build consistency among the estimating staff.

Estimating Plastic Repair

Shops 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.
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Estimating Technician™ Level 1

COLLISION PHOTOGRAPHY

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.

ESTIMATING PLASTIC REPAIR

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.

BASIC UNIBODY & FRAME ANALYSIS

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™.

BASIC UNDERSTANDING OF ADVANCED DRIVER ASSISTANCE SYSTEMS

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™.

Our Pricing

On-Demand Courses

Our on-demand courses are developed in “bite size” pieces so students can learn while they work in 30 minute or less modules.

Estimators / Blue Printers/ CSR’s / Owner’s / Managers

$129 each

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