Glass Class: CIECA hosting auto glass repair webinar tomorrow

Toronto, Ontario — The Collision Industry Electronic Commerce Association (CIECA) is hosting a live webinar tomorrow, Thursday, May 20 at 2 p.m EST. During the one hour, live broadcast Ed Sprigler, Vice President, Recalibration Services at Safelite Group will talk about different aspects of auto glass repair.   Sprigler, who joined the auto glass repair, replacement […]

Color Compass University partners with AMi

AMi has announced a partnership with Color Compass to offer AMi courses through Color Compass University.

Coquitlam, British Columbia — September 13, 2017 — The Automotive Management Institute (AMi) has announced a partnership with Color Compass Corporation to increase Canadian access to collision repair administrative, customer service and management training, certificates and professional designations through Color Compass University. “This relationship is consistent with the AMi strategic direction, to collaborate with training […]

Automotive Management Institute honours Class of 2017 at NACE Automechanika

Pictured is the AMi class of 2017. AMi recognized seven Customer Service Representatives, one Accredited Master Collision-Repair Estimator, six Accredited Automotive Managers and 20 Accredited Master Automotive Managers.

North Richland Hills, Texas — August 23, 2017 — Proud graduates of the Automotive Management Institute (AMi) recently celebrated their efforts and achievements at their graduation ceremony, held at NACE Automechanika.   During this year’s graduation ceremony, AMi recognized seven Customer Service Representatives, one Accredited Master Collision-Repair Estimator, six Accredited Automotive Managers and 20 Accredited […]

AMi launches professional designations for Estimator Role

AMi has introduced two new professional designations for estimators: Accredited Collision-Repair Estimator (ACE) and Accredited Master Collision-Repair Estimator (AMCE).

North Richland Hills, Texas — July 26, 2017 ­– The Automotive Management Institute (AMi) has developed two new professional designations for the Collision Repair Estimator role. The new designations were developed in conjunction with I-CAR and require I-CAR training to satisfy technical damage analysis requirements. “The new designations, represent 14 months of industry work to […]

AMi to offer estimator accreditation at NACE Automechanika

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Chicago, Illinois — June 30, 2017 — The Automotive Management Institute (AMi) has announced it will offer Accredited Collision Repair Estimator (ACE) and Accredited Master Collision Repair Estimator (ACME) courses this year at NACE Automechanika. Collision Repair magazine is the exclusive Canadian media partner for NACE Automechanika 2017. NACE attendees will have the opportunity to attend up […]

Automotive Management Institute offers discount program to industry associations

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North Richlands Hills, Texas — June 18, 2017 — The Automotive Management Institute (AMi) has announced a new Association Discount Program. The program provides members of participating industry repair associations a 20 percent discount on AMi’s suite of online courses. To participate in the program, associations must meet annual donation and promotional requirements. According an […]

Online Enterprise ARMS training now available through AMi

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North Richland Hills, Texas — April 4, 2017 — The Automotive Management Institute (AMi) has introduced a new online course that delves into the proper use of Enterprise Rent-A-Car’s ARMS Automotive Suite. The new course was developed by Enterprise specifically for collision repair specialists to teach them how to use the ARMS program or to […]

Survey: Majority of repairers have taken training in the last year

The chart above shows which percentage of our survey respondents have taken at least one training course in the last year. Fully 86 percent indicated they had taken at least course, with more than half of those indicating they had taken more than one.

By Mike Davey Hamilton, Ontario — February 21, 2017 — The constantly advancing technology in the latest cars means training is more important than ever before. We hear the same message from every quarter: to stay competitive and perform safe repairs, you must conduct regular training. But are repairers living up to this ideal? Generally […]

AMi introduces new course on scanning for managers

North Richland Hills, Texas — February 6, 2017 — It’s become common knowledge by this point that technicians must understand scanning to ensure proper repairs and calibration. However, the Automotive Management Institute (AMi) has introduced a new course designed to make sure managers understand the process and tools as well. AMi’s latest online course is […]

Discover Leadership training approved for AMi credit

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North Richland Hills, Texas — January 10, 2017 — The Automotive Management Institute (AMi) has announced approval of the Discover Leadership Master Graduate Program and Ignition Program for elective credit hours. Past and future students successfully completing the Master Graduate Program will be awarded 60 AMi elective credits hours and the Ignition Leadership Program 24 […]