TopTech Finder, Vale Training partner to ID certified dent techs

Jan. 1, 2020
TopTech Finder has partnered with Vale Training Solutions to give repairers an easy way to find Vale certified paintless dent repair (PDR) technicians by looking for the Vale logo on technician profiles.

TopTech Finder has partnered with Vale Training Solutions to give repairers an easy way to find Vale certified paintless dent repair (PDR) technicians by looking for the Vale logo on technician profiles. Repairers can now use TopTech Finder (www.toptechfinder.com) to find trusted technicians for repairs and lower cycle times.

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“Shops can be overwhelmed by technicians at their door after a hail storm. Now they can take control of the situation and find their own Vale certified techs via our website.” said Jeff Herman, CEO of TopTech Finder. Shops can post their jobs for free to nearly 200 techs across the nation. Shops can also choose their facility fee, and impact a tech’s reputation through a simple five star review after the job.

“Vale offers the only independent certification of a technician’s expertise, and they’ve been doing it for nearly a decade. We are very happy to be partnering with them to offer this simple way for shops to find Vale certified techs”, said Herman.

Jon McCreath, President of Vale Training Solutions, said “We recognize TopTech Finder’s commitment to helping repairers find the best techs in the industry. It only made sense for Vale certified technicians to promote their hard-earned certifications on the website.”

Vale’s PDR Technician Certification Program tests and evaluates a dent technician’s skill using sophisticated measurement tools and instructor evaluations. Participants can demonstrate their competence by testing for one of three levels of certification which include Journeyman, Craftsman, or Master Craftsman.

The certification evaluations are structured as a timed event with participants completing repairs of various dent size depending on level of certification sought. Results are evaluated using state-of-the-art surface measurement technology to a specified tolerance. Surface level variation, as well as finish appearance and texture, are both electronically measured and visually evaluated.

Testing procedures for all three levels are endorsed by the National Association of PDR Technicians (NAPDRT).

To learn more about how TopTech Finder can empower you, go to www.toptechfinder.com and sign up today.

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