Training & Equipment

The facility must have two Body Technicians and one Refinish Technician that meet the I-CAR training requirements. The Body Technician and Refinish Technician may be the same person. All requirements must be completed within the effective dates of certification. Mixing of technicians to complete the requirements is not allowed.

Structural Repair Body Technician (Steel Body Structure Vehicles)

  • Hazardous Materials, Personnel Safety and Refinish Safety (WKR01)
  • Corrosion Protection (CPS01)
  • Measuring (MEA01)
  • Structural Straightening Steel (SSS01)
  • Squeeze-Type Resistance Spot Welding (WCS04)
  • Steel Uni-body Front and Rear Rails, Floors and Front Structure (SPS01) or Replacement of Steel Unitized Structures (SPS10)
  • Steel Uni-body A, B, C and D-Pillars, and Rocker Panels (SPS02) or Sectioning of Steel Unitized Structures (SPS11)
  • Stationary Glass (GLA02)
  • Either Automotive Steel GMA (MIG) Welding Qualification Test (WCS03) or I-CAR Structural Parts Steel Qualification Test (SPS05)
  • Advanced High-Strength Steel Overview Materials (AHS01) (Online Training Program)
  • Automotive Foams (FOM01)
  • Steel Unitized Structures Technologies and Repair (SPS07)
  • Cosmetic Straightening Aluminum (STA01) or Aluminum Panel Replacement (APR01)

Audi Aluminum High-Strength Steel Requirement

  • One structural repair technician must attend AUD01 – Audi Ultra High-Strength Steel and be certified at the facility at all times. The same technician must complete AHS01 as a prerequisite for this course
  • This course is 3.5 days and counts toward credit for I-CAR WCS04 and SPS07

Refinish Technician Requirements

  • Hazardous Materials, Personnel Safety and Refinish Safety (WKR01)1
  • Corrosion Protection (CPS01)1
  • Color Theory, Application, Tinting & Blending (REF03)
    Note: If the Refinish Technician has completed paint supplier training for their current supplier and it is by the expiration date, the I-CAR classes are not needed. Paint supplier training must be an advanced course that covers color theory and blending techniques.

1 I-CAR requirements may be substituted with a training program from an Audi authorized paint supplier that covers the same content, as listed in the I-CAR course description. For approval, all class documentation and certificates must be sent to the Audi Program Manager for review and approval.