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Hamilton, Ontario -- April 16, 2017 -- Collision Industry Information Assistance (CIIA) has announced it will hold another session of its basic estimating course in Toronto, Ontario. The course will be held at 606 Dixon Rd.

The upcoming course runs over two full days on April 28 and 29 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. This marks the 21st year that CIIA has run the course. The basic estimating course is designed to help shop or office employees, new estimators and insurance company staff who may need assistance in estimating collision damage on cars and light trucks in Ontario.

The course includes introduction to estimating, understanding vehicle construction, fundamentals of estimate writing, understanding collision manuals, additional charges and collision damage analysis.

The cost is $550, plus HST, per person for CIIA members and $750, plus HST, per person, for non-members. Prepayment is mandatory.

Employers may be eligible for a rebate totaling two-thirds of the course cost. Students can register by contacting the CIIA office at 1-866-309-4272 or e-mailing


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