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This page is a result of the Education Committees’ efforts to provide the heavy-duty collision repair industry with access to available educational resources for their industry. It is a work in progress. If you are aware of training opportunities that should be included on this page, please submit your request via the “Contact Us” page found in the upper right hand corner of the website.

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HD Repair Forum’s 2022 Industry Survey Report

HD Repair Forum’s 2022 Industry Survey Report

The HD Repair Forum has asked Ten Point Complete to help gather information about and …

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EPA Regulations : Paint Sprayers

EPA Regulations : Paint Sprayers

An unusual EPA regulation that can cause paint sprayers to be guilty until PROVEN innocent.

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Advanced Technology Training program

Advanced Technology Training program

A must for advanced technicians as more fleets and drivers adopt complex technologies like collision …

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Emergency response guides from Van Hool Bus

Emergency response guides from Van Hool Bus

As part of the Alternative Fuel Vehicles Safety Training program, the National Fire Protection Association …

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TE Electrical Basics– Measurement, Safety and Fundamentals

TE Electrical Basics– Measurement, Safety and Fundamentals

This course is intended to provide fundamental understanding of electrical theory and concepts in automotive …

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Inspecting High-Voltage Electric-Drive Motor Vehicles

Inspecting High-Voltage Electric-Drive Motor Vehicles

High voltage systems are not currently inspected as part of the North American Standard (NAS) …

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Abrasives & Sanding Best Practices

Abrasives & Sanding Best Practices

How to use abrasives and sandpaper prior to painting and the benefits of using the …

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Additional 3M Courses

Additional 3M Courses

3M offers a total of 32 courses that can be found in 3M’s Learning Marketplace.  …

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Air Systems Components

Air Systems Components

This presentation covers air system components and proper delivery of clean air to the spray …

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Collision Repair Materials 101: Abrasives

Collision Repair Materials 101: Abrasives

This introductory course explores the fundamentals of abrasives. Topics include, how they are made, various …

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I-CAR Heavy-Duty Truck Package

I-CAR Heavy-Duty Truck Package

These I-CAR courses were packaged for technicians to provide foundational training for complete, safe and …

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Intro to Collision Repair: Seam Sealers

Intro to Collision Repair: Seam Sealers

Introduction to the seam sealer materials used during collision repair.

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Intro to Collision Repair: Coatings

Intro to Collision Repair: Coatings

Introduction to the Coating materials used to restore Corrosion Protection during collision repair.

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Intro to Collision Repair: Body Filler

Intro to Collision Repair: Body Filler

Introduction to Dent Repair and the materials used during collision repair.

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Intro to Collision Repair: Paint Finishing Systems

Intro to Collision Repair: Paint Finishing Systems

Introduction to the Paint Finishing Systems used during collision repair.

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Introduction to Two-Sided Plastic Repair

Introduction to Two-Sided Plastic Repair

This Course helps students identify a two-sided repair and lists the steps required to …

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Plastic Repair Hands-On Skills Development

Plastic Repair Hands-On Skills Development

This course helps builds on prior online learning about repairing plastic. The instructor will …

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Surface Preparation

Surface Preparation

In this presentation you will learn how successful painting depends upon good adhesion on surfaces …

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Spray Equipment Set-up

Spray Equipment Set-up

A review of the proper methods of setting up and operating air spray equipment to …

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Topcoats National Rule

Topcoats National Rule

Single Stage topcoats still play a large role on Commercial Transportation vehicles and this presentation …

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Undercoat Regulated

Undercoat Regulated

This module features product offerings for bare metal, fill primers, primer sealers Axalta epoxy and …

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Undercoat National Rule

Undercoat National Rule

This module features product offerings for bare metal, fill primers, primer sealers Axalta epoxy and …

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Understating Commercial Coatings

Understating Commercial Coatings

An introduction to Commercial Transportation coatings, offering a decision process on choosing the …

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Before the Repair Starts

Before the Repair Starts

Students will learn to identify the documentation that makes up a typical job file …

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Building Effective Vendor and Insurer Relationships

Building Effective Vendor and Insurer Relationships

This online course reviews common communication scenarios a collision repair shop’s Production Manager may …

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Developing New Talent

Developing New Talent

This course emphasizes the importance of relationships with local schools, career fairs and career …

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Developing the Team and the Business

Developing the Team and the Business

Developing the Team and Business explains the value of employee mentoring and quality employee …

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Electric & Hybrid Vehicles Estimatics

Electric & Hybrid Vehicles Estimatics

The course is designed for the student that is well versed in writing estimates and …

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Gaining Efficiencies Through Blueprinting

Gaining Efficiencies Through Blueprinting

This online course starts by reviewing and defining the blueprinting process and efficiencies a …

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Hiring to Support Your Shop’s Learning Culture

Hiring to Support Your Shop’s Learning Culture

This course focuses on the importance in hiring the right people for developing and …

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Hazardous Airborne Pollutants

Hazardous Airborne Pollutants

Hazardous Airborne Pollutants will identify environmental compliance requirements for hazardous airborne pollutants. You will learn …

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Hazardous Waste Disposal

Hazardous Waste Disposal

This course explains how the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) determines when a substance becomes …

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Hybrid Vehicle Identification and Damage Analysis

Hybrid Vehicle Identification and Damage Analysis

Hybrid Vehicle Identification and Damage Analysis explains the different types and parts of hybrid vehicles, …

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Implementing a Learning Culture

Implementing a Learning Culture

Implementing a Learning Culture introduces students to how business performance can improve by implementing …

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Improving Your Shop’s Cycle Time

Improving Your Shop’s Cycle Time

Cycle time is an important piece of overall shop Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). Cycle …

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Learning Culture Overview

Learning Culture Overview

Learning Culture Overview will show how repair facilities that embrace a learning culture improve …

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Matching the Repair to the Team

Matching the Repair to the Team

Matching the Repair to the Team begins with a look at the industry standard …

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Optimizing Processes, Equipment, and Compliance

Optimizing Processes, Equipment, and Compliance

Optimizing Process, Equipment, and Compliance introduces the learner to what is required to ensure …

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Problem Solving for Workflow Changes

Problem Solving for Workflow Changes

Problem Solving for Workflow Changes introduces students to common types of workflow disruptions. The …

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Quality Is Your Business

Quality Is Your Business

Quality is Your Business presents the importance of the Production Manager role in verifying …

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Refining the Team and the Business

Refining the Team and the Business

In Refining the Team and the Business, students will learn how to develop staffing …

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Safety Data Sheets and Labels

Safety Data Sheets and Labels

Safety Data Sheets and Labels explains why hazardous materials regulations were developed and covers …

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Speaking the KPI Language

Speaking the KPI Language

Speaking the KPI Language breaks down the KPIs that one managing production needs to …

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Strengthening Your In-Process Quality Controls

Strengthening Your In-Process Quality Controls

Strengthening Your In-Process Quality Controls identifies some very common concerns and quality issues that …

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Synchronizing Workflow through Team Communication

Synchronizing Workflow through Team Communication

Synchronizing Workflow through Team Communication is designed to show the importance of …

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Tractor Trailer Estimatics

Tractor Trailer Estimatics

This course includes collision repair, paint, DEF systems and the latest information on hybrid and …

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Trucking and Commercial Vehicle Claims

Trucking and Commercial Vehicle Claims

The course focuses on issues relevant to commercial auto claims, trucking liability, and cargo losses. …

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Understanding Cycle Time

Understanding Cycle Time

Understanding Cycle Time explains what cycle time is and how reducing it can benefit …

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Understanding Your Part in Profit and Loss

Understanding Your Part in Profit and Loss

Understanding the connection between the profit and loss (P&L) statement and all components within …

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Vehicle Protection During the Repair Process

Vehicle Protection During the Repair Process

Vehicle Protection During the Repair Process will help identify steps to promote vehicle safety during …

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Vehicle Construction Material Types

Vehicle Construction Material Types

Vehicle Construction Material Types introduces how vehicle makers use a variety of materials to transfer …

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Workflow Essentials

Workflow Essentials

Workflow Essentials provides an understanding of supplements and how they affect costs and key …

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Working Safely Around Hazardous Materials

Working Safely Around Hazardous Materials

Working Safely Around Hazardous Materials discusses the ways workers may be exposed to hazardous materials …

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Workplace Safety

Workplace Safety

Workplace Safety will help you identify safety protocols when working at a repair facility. …

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