• Estimator & Appraiser Training

    ADA Course (Aluminum Damage Analysis and Repair Technology) -- 1 Day

     

    This 1-day (8 hour) interactive class is designed for entry level or experienced appraisers and structural repair technicians. In this course, students will learn the principles of Aluminum forming methods, alloys, temper designations, damage analysis, repair processes, welding basics, and OEM recommendations.

    To review and print copies of the documentation forms needed to secure I-CAR credit, please click on the following link: http://www.vsgdover.com/training/student_app_Chief.pdf
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    Structural Damage Analysis -- 3 Days
    Training Structural Damage Analysis
    This comprehensive course features 24 hours of instruction on collision theory, structural damage analysis skills and an understanding of correction procedures. It is designed for the body shop estimator or insurance appraiser. Over 8,000 professionals have attended this course since 1990! It is the #1 course in the industry -- enroll today!
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    Advanced Frame Analysis Course (Pickups and SUVs) -- 2 Days
    Training Advanced Frame Analysis Course (Pickups and SUVs)
    Requirement: All participants MUST complete the Structural Damage Analysis Course before enrolling in this course. This advanced course featured 16-hours of instruction on collision theory, structural damage analysis skills, and correction procedures on body-on-frame vehicles for the experienced body shop estimator of insurance appraiser.
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    Advanced Steering & Suspension Analysis -- 2 Days
    Training Advanced Steering & Suspension Analysis
    Requirement: All participants MUST complete the Structural Damage Analysis Course before enrolling in this course. This advanced course features 16-hours of instruction on the analysis of vehicles with steering and suspension problems either before, during, or after collision repair is complete. Information includes troubleshooting techniques for quickly determining the source of steering and suspension related symptoms.
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    Design Based Repairs -- 2 Days
    Training Design Based Repairs
    "Design Based Repair" is the efficient, economical, and proper repair of the vehicle which returns it to specifications that are in keeping with the manufacturer's original design. This 16-hour course concentrates on the use of new materials such as High-Strength Steels, Boron, Aluminum, and Carbon Fiber in today's vehicle design, and use of correct OEM information and current repair procedures to effect thorough, correct, and safe repairs ensuring the proper operation of the vehicle and its advanced safety systems.
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