Automotive Service Association (ASA)

I-CAR announces training schedule at ASRW

I-CAR has released its training schedule for this year’s Automotive Service & Repair Week (ASRW) and will provide 11 training classes beginning Wednesday, Oct. 10, through Friday, Oct. 12. Each instructor-led (live) class will be four hours in duration. Online registration is available for $93/course at

I-CAR is a long-standing supporter of ASRW and will return to the event this year with some of its newest training, such as the premiere of its Blueprinting Process and Damage Discovery (BLU01) course. During this “live-demo” course, students will learn how blueprinting can lead to more accurate damage assessments and gain insights into applying the blueprinting process in their own shop environments. The live-demo will include the disassembly of a vehicle and steps to discover hidden damage.

The blueprinting course will take place Thursday, Oct. 11, and Friday, Oct. 12, from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. on the ASRW show floor and will have a maximum of 15 students per session. The course costs $100/student and registration is available online.

The I-CAR sessions offered at ASRW 2012 are:
Wednesday, Oct. 10 8:00 a.m. – Noon Inspecting Repairs for Quality Control (QUA01)
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Corrosion Protection (CPS01)
Hazardous Materials, Personal Safety and Refinish Safety
Thursday, Oct. 11 8:00 a.m. – Noon Automotive Foams (FOM01)
Measuring (MEA01)
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Blueprinting Process and Damage Discovery (BLU01)
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Steel Unitized Structures Technologies and Repair (SPS07)
Friday, Oct. 12 8:00 a.m. – Noon Overview of Cycle Time Improvements for Collision Repair
Steering and Suspension Damage Analysis (DAM06)
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Blueprinting Process and Damage Discovery (BLU01)
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Structural Straightening Steel (SSS01)

“Offering I-CAR training courses at ASRW is a huge value-add to attendees, and we’re pleased to once again partner with them in this capacity,” said Ron Pyle, ASA president.

Early-bird pricing for conference sessions within the ASRW Conference Program is available and an all-access Super Pass is only $335 through Aug. 16. For detailed information on the I-CAR training sessions, including length and time, as well as the entire conference program schedule, please visit