Auto Body Technician Certification

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Approved minimum requirements for the certification of motor vehicle body repair technicians pursuant to Section 2.12 of Regulation 230-RICR-30-05-2

All certifications must be maintained and current throughout the term of the license. Expired certificates will not qualify for licensing. Transcripts are required for ASE and I-Car credit.

Approved Class List — Updated 10/18/2023

I-Car

  • Structural Damage Analysis -- Structures; and
  • Damage Analysis of Full-Frame Vehicles; and
  • Electric Vehicle (EV) Damage Analysis; and
  • Electric Vehicle (EV) Initial Inspection and Handling

ASE

  • Test B6; and
  • Test L3

P&L Consultants

  • Collision Damage Repair & Estimating

CTI

  • Structural Damage Analysis; Unibody Analysis & Repair Planning NE

Collision Equip.

  • Car-O-Liner Academy Vision 2 – Measuring System Training

I-Car

  • Full-Frame/Unitized Structure Pulling Overview; and
  • Introduction to Three-Dimensional Measuring

ASE

  • Test B4

P & L Consultants

  • Structural Measuring and Realignment

CTI

  • Structural Damage Analysis; Computerized Measuring Training NE

Collision Equip.

  • Car-O-Liner Academy Vision 2 – Measuring System Training

I-Car

  • Steel GMA Welding Theory; or
  • Training and Certification: Steel GMA Welding (Hands-On -- Preferred)

ASE

  • Test B3; and
  • Test B4

P & L Consultants

  • Collision Repair: OEM Weld Validation (Hands-On -- Preferred)

Lombard Equipment

  • Pro Spot Resistance Spot Welding & Mig Steel Welding Course (Hands-On -- Preferred)

I-Car

  • Advanced High-Strength Steel; and
  • Sectioning Overview

ASE

  • Test B4

P & L Consultants

  • Contemporary Materials & Substrates

I-Car

  • Suspension Systems Operation and Damage Analysis; and
  • Steering System Operations, Damage Analysis, and Service; and
  • Brake System Electronics Operation and Damage Analysis

ASE

  • Test A4; or
  • Test B5

P & L Consultants

  • Steering and Suspension Systems

CTI

  • Advanced Steering & Suspension Analysis

I-Car

  • Restraint System Overview or Damage Analysis of Restraint Systems; and
  • Requirement and Consideration for Achieving Accurate ADAS (Advanced Driving Assistance Systems)

ASE

  • Test B5; and
  • Test L4

P & L Consultants

  • Supplementary Restraint Systems

I-Car

  • Corrosion Protection

SEM

  • Automotive Corrosion Protection

3M

  • Seam Sealers and Corrosion Protection

P & L Consultants

  • Corrosion Protection and Rustproofing

ASE

  • Test B2

The following courses have been removed from the list but will still qualify for licensure:
 

  • Section I:         DAM12, DAM12E, DAM08, DAM08E, BLU01
  • Section II:       MEA01, DAM12E
  • Section III:      WCS03, WCS06E, SPS05
  • Section IV:      SPS07, SPS09, SPS10, SPS11, SSS01
  • Section V:       DAM06, DAM15, STE02, STE03, STE03E
  • Section VI:      DAM11, DAM11E, RES01, RES02
  • Section VII:     CPS01


These are only minimum requirements.

Any other classes, courses, or training taken from any school, OEM, or equipment manufacturer should be submitted for approval. When signing up for classes, make sure to consult the most current list from the Department.