The new modules, available on-line at www.i-car.com/hondatraining, are the first in what will become a new series of Honda and Acura-specific training available to all shops. These modules are unique in that they are the first to be developed by an OEM, and delivered through I-CAR.
All planned courses will be available on-line, providing quick, easy access to all shops.
The first module, Using Honda and Acura Service Information (HON10e) is an on-line course educating students about the importance of using factory service information. It provides information on Honda and Acura publications and how to access them.
The second module, Honda and Acura High-Strength Steel Repair (HON11e) provides an overview of the different grades of high-strength steel used in Honda and Acura vehicles and approved repair methods.
Both courses, as well as additional American Honda courses still in development, will be required for shops wishing to apply for and participate in the soon-to-be launched ProFirst Certified body shop program.
“I-CAR is uniquely qualified to deliver the new training modules developed by American Honda,” said Steve Osborne, Assistant Vice President of Parts, Service & Technical Operations. “Their platform provides the most effective and efficient delivery of our content to the professional repair industry. And the on-line classes make it cost- effective for shops by eliminating the need to travel. Safe and complete repair is our goal and to achieve that we recognize our responsibility to make this training available to all shops that repair Honda and Acura vehicles.”