I.M.I Electric Vehicle and Hybrid Certification

I.M.I. Certification

GET TRAINED. GET CERTIFIED.

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Applicants who wish to undertake their Level 2 I.M.I. Electric Vehicle Certification, will need the desire to understand the skills in order to implement requirements to follow manufactures’ procedures in order to make the vehicle safe to work on. This is an involved course which requires the candidate to be physically able and not have a pacemaker or other health devices. Candidates will be in a classroom like setting for approximately 3 hours, followed by a written test and physical power-down of a vehicle in order to complete the certification. Level 1 is not necessary in order to complete level 2.

Trainee Criteria

About the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI)

IMI is the professional association for individuals working in the retail motor industry.

IMI is transforming the automotive industry by setting, upholding and promoting professional standards – driving skills acquisition, establishing clearer career paths, and boosting public confidence. Established in 1920, the IMI filled a specific need for individuals desiring recognition for their accomplishments, and the recognition they received led to a steady growth in membership.

Those needs still exist today therefore membership and professional recognition remains at the core of our existence.  IMI meets international recognition for all their certifications.

MISSION

Making IMI qualifications, accreditations and membership the Gold Standard for professionals working in the automotive retail, related and adjacent sectors. Recognized as the “common currency” by which professionals are evaluated and necessary attainments for those wishing to enhance their status, recognition, skills & employ-ability, both in the US and internationally, creating a compelling case for automotive careers.

VISION

To set the Standard for qualifications in the Paintless Dent Removal, Automotive mechanic, and first responder fields for safety, integrity and quality while preforming duties on vehicles.

Level 2 Certification Course Overview

• Course seminar (3-4hrs)
• Overview of safety equipment.
• Instructor demonstration of power-down procedure
• Written Test
• Candidate Performs Power-down Procedure
• What to Bring? A light snack or drink. No tools will be needed.

 

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Level 2 hybrid/ev vehicle certification

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instructor demonstration

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Overview of Safety equipment

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written test

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Hands on training

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Tools

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BI-LINGUAL PDR TRAINING IN SPANISH

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PDR TRAINING - DAY 1

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THE PDR-40 (1 WEEK) COURSE CURRICULUM:

  • Intro to Paintless Dent Repair
  • Demonstration on different types of dents 
  • Explanation about metal characteristics
  • How to read the dent light  
  • Tool location exercises on practice panels
  • Lessons for removing small lows
  • Removal medium size dents
  • Remove quarter size dents under braces and in the open areas 
  • Hail damage 101
  • Perfecting small and medium size damage
  • Begin to remove deeper and larger sized dents
  • Perfecting deeper and larger size damage
  • Removal of creased dents, body-line damage and pressure dents 
  • Elimination of high points, smiles, crowns using dent hammer and tap down
  • Review techniques for all panels of the vehicle to insure “drill-free” access
  • Work on all panels of vehicles on a variety of different types of dents
  • Aluminum and high strength steel 
  • Proper tool selection for a variety of damage
  • Finishing techniques including the removal of micro lows and color sanding
  • Glue pulling techniques for double metal damage and ways to access these areas
  • Estimating,  marketing and techniques for building business
  • Hail Chasers Pricing and Estimating Guide

PDR-80 is designed for individuals who have an extra week to develop their newly learned skills with the supervision of their instructor. Benefits of this PDR Training Course includes increased speed, confidence and overall proficiency. You’ll repair more severe damage and develop specific techniques for repairing more challenging dents with these PDR training Courses. The longer you train, the faster and cleaner your repairs will become.

Benefits

Our PDR-80 training course is extremely beneficial for any individual who has no prior automotive experience. Expect your speed and confidence to dramatically increase during this second week of PDR Training. The objective of this course is to provide an on-going lesson plan which will assist in the reduction of time needed to practice when you get home. While it doesn’t eliminate the need to practice, it will shorten your learning curve dramatically and provide you with the foundation to repair dents faster. The main benefit on these programs is the length of time you get to spend repairing dents side by side with your instructor. You’ll repair more severe types of damage and train on many makes and models which will help you to develop specific techniques for removing more challenging dents,

There are no shortcuts! In order to  perform clean, quality repairs you must dedicate time to practice!

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REAL WORLD INSTRUCTION ON HAIL DAMAGE

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LEADING BY EXAMPLE BY DEMONSTRATING HOW TO READ THE LIGHT AND FIND YOUR TOOL TIP

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HAPPY GRADUATES OF OUR 4-WEEK PDR TRAINING PROGRAM

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DAY ONE HITTING THE X'S AND O'S

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THE PDR-80 (2 WEEK) COURSE CURRICULUM:

In The Ding King 3 to 12 week PDR Training Courses, you’ll get to repair dozens of used cars as well as retail customer cars and you do the work and get paid directly from the customer! This is what we call “REAL WORLD” experience! We will be right over your shoulder supervising and monitoring your progress every step of the way. This portion of our course takes everything you’ve experienced in the 1 and 2 week programs and gets you prepared for the next level of PDR. Say goodbye to the smaller damage and get ready to fix more challenging, complex dents you’re likely to encounter when working your business.

You’ll feel excitement and confidence in your achievements and things will really start to ‘click’ for you. Perfection through practice is the objective. You can’t perfect damage without ‘mileage.’ You need to repeat and repeat to gain the confidence and skills to perform consistent high quality work. The last 10% of any complex dent is the hardest part and in our longer term course, you’ll spend the time perfecting and honing your skills to hit the ground running when you complete our program.

  • Mastering Large Dents
  • Body Line Damage
  • Perfecting Sharp Dings
  • Stretched Dents
  • Severe Hail Damage Repair
  • Vertical and Horizontal Creases
  • Hidden Crowns
  • Trapped Pressure
  • Advanced Glue Pulling
  • Blending
  • Using Heat
  • Working Indoors and Outdoors
  •  Methods for Improving Speed & Quality
  • Estimating,  Marketing and Techniques for Building Business
  • Hail Chasers Pricing and Estimating Guide
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PAINTLESS DENT REPAIR TRAINING IN DENVER, COLORADO

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We offer free refresher PDR Training Courses to all or our past students of our PDR 80 program seeking to “brush up” on their current skills. This is an excellent opportunity to check out what new technological advancements have been made in our tool department that might make your job that much easier. During any refresher course at The Ding King’s PDR training school, we’ll determine your areas needing improvement and will create specific PDR Training Courses to dramatically improve your skills.

LEARN ABOUT ALL OF OUR
TRAINING PROGRAMS

We offer multiple week PDR Training Programs.

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