ATI to present ‘Collision Repair Shop Mastery’

The ATI one-day training event "Collision Repair Shop Mastery" will be presented by Keith Manich (left) and Jim Young (right) of ATI.

By CRM Staff Toronto, Ontario — July 17, 2017 — The Automotive Training Institute (ATI) has announced it will hold a special one-day training event for collision repair shop owners. The event has an ambitious title: Collision Repair Shop Mastery. According to ATI, this one-day training course is designed to give you information that you […]

Basic Estimating course returns for three sessions in April and May

CIIA logo.

Hamilton, Ontario — March 13, 2017 — Collision Industry Information Assistance (CIIA) has announced that it will run three more sessions of its basic estimating collision repair training course in April and May. The training is eligible for four I-CAR points.  The course is designed for shop or office employees, new estimators and insurance company […]

CIIA hosts Roadtrust accreditation meeting

John Norris of CIIA leading the presentation on the new Roadtrust program. Representatives of over 35 shops attended the information session.

Toronto, Ontario — January 18, 2017 — A recent meeting for the Roadtrust accreditation program foresees a future where customers are instantly connected to an accredited shop simply by pressing a button on their phone. The Collision Industry Information Assistance (CIIA) industry trade association introduced the Roadtrust program to some 35 Toronto collision repair facility […]

Pfaff Open House targets new materials, techniques and scanning

A few shots from the Pfaff Autoworks Open House. Check out the gallery below for more!

By Jeff Sanford Toronto, Ontario — November 21, 2016 — Pfaff Autoworks held its annual Insurance Open House, drawing attendance at least four times greater than what it was in 2015. This year’s event was held in association with Collision Industry Information Assistance (CIIA). Attendees gathered at Pfaff’s high-end repair facility in Vaughan. Representatives of […]

Certificate of Qualification prep course returns in December

Hamilton, Ontario — November 8, 2016 — Collision Industry Information Assistance (CIIA) has scheduled two new classes to help unlicensed techs successfully complete Ontario’s provincial trades license exam. “The impact of trades license enforcement by the Ontario College of Trades and the fact that most of the exam challengers failed the trades exam on their […]

Certificate of Qualification prep course coming to Toronto

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Toronto, Ontario — September 6, 2016 — Collision Industry Information Assistance (CIIA) has scheduled a new class to help unlicensed techs successfully complete Ontario’s provincial trades license exam.   “The impact of trades license enforcement by the Ontario College of Trades and the fact that most of the exam challengers failed the trades exam on […]

CIIA and icoat team up for training

CIIA and icoat logos

Hamilton, Ontario — February 5, 2016 — Collision Industry Information Assistance (CIIA) and aftermarket supplier icoat [Innovative Coatings] have teamed up to offer training. The organizations have issued a joint announcement noting that, starting this spring, repairers can take the Basic Estimating course, the Certificate of Qualification exam prep course (to help unlicensed techs pass […]

New prep course for Certificate of Qualification exam

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Hamilton, Ontario — January 19, 2016 — Collision Industry Information Assistance (CIIA) has designed a new training class to help unlicensed techs to better successfully complete the provincial trades license exam. The new course has been driven by demand from the industry.  “The impact of trades license enforcement by the Ontario College of Trades and […]

Basic estimating course offered in Burlington and London

Hamilton, Ontario — January 12, 2015   The popular basic estimating collision repair training course is back 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. Students are eligible for four I-CAR points. The course is offered […]