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Estimating Plastic Repair is an online, self-paced course designed to educate collision damage estimators and technicians on determining the repairability of damaged plastic parts. The course is designed to educate someone with no prior knowledge of plastics or the repair of plastics to the point where they can confidently discuss the differences in plastic types and repair methods with technicians, and to be able to quickly determine whether a damaged plastic part is a candidate for repair or if it should be replaced.
The course is divided into four modules:
Modules 1 through 3 build the foundation of knowledge for the student, ensuring that they understand the different plastic types that are commonly used, what tools and products are used in their repair, and the different methods of repair, from welding to adhesives. This foundation will enable the student to discuss the subject with technicians to determine part repairability.
Module 4 will introduce the student to a plastic bumper repairability scale which ranks plastic bumper damage on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being very easy to 5 being impossible or extremely difficult. The student will work through 30 different exercises with bumper damage of various levels, asking the student to evaluate each damaged bumper and coaching them to the appropriate damage rating. After completion of Module 4, the student should have a good grounding on how to determine whether a damaged bumper should be repaired or replaced, enabling them to make better decisions that will improve shop profitability and cycle time.
Detailed Course Information:
|Course Name||Estimating Plastic Repair – EPR-01|
|Description||Estimating Plastic Repair is an online, self-paced course designed to educate collision damage estimators and technicians on determining the repairability of damaged plastic parts. The course is designed to educate someone with no prior knowledge of plastics or the repair of plastics to the point where they can confidently discuss the differences in plastic types and repair methods with technicians, and to be able to quickly determine whether a damaged plastic part is a candidate for repair or if it should be replaced.|
|Prerequisites||No prior training course or body shop experience is necessary.|
|Time Required||Each module will take about 20-30 minutes, for a total of about two hours.|
|I-CAR Training Alliance?||This course has been approved by I-CAR for two (2) hours of annual training credit for the Estimator, APDA, and Production Management I-CAR roles. I-CAR credits are included with the cost of this course because Polyvance is an I-CAR Sustaining Partner (only in the United States).|
|When & Where?||On your schedule - Course is available online at polyvance.tortal.net|
Training Mission Statement:
The training organization of Polyvance seeks to provide quality, hands-on training for industry technical and management personnel, allowing our students to safely and effectively use our products to become more successful, confident, and profitable in the repair and refinish of plastic parts.
Credit toward I-CAR knowledge areas in certain roles as well as annual training requirements can be awarded by taking one of our I-CAR Training Alliance course activities listed above. Students who successfully complete this approved training are eligible to apply for I-CAR credit hour(s) and/or Knowledge Area recognition.
The I-CAR® Industry Training Alliance® exists to recognize the accomplishments of training through approved training providers. All programs approved for inclusion into the Training Alliance must support the I-CAR Vision that every person in the collision repair industry has the information, knowledge and skills required to perform complete and safe repairs for the ultimate benefit of the consumer.
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