The certification requirements for becoming a Toyota Certified Collision Repair Technician and a Toyota Master Collision Repair Technician have changed. New courses have been added to the requirements. The changes were effective as of January 1, 2015, so if you are looking to become certified or have fallen out of compliance with the requirements, sign up for the required courses now.
“What the new requirements mean for Toyota Certified Collision Center (TCCC) technicians is that certified technicians who have not successfully completed the new courses lost their ‘certified’ status when the courses became a requirement,” explains James Meyers Senior Technical Training Administrator, Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. “A great benefit of adding these courses to the requirements is that it gives technicians a chance to deepen their knowledge of Toyota, Lexus and Scion welding requirements, and safety requirements for hybrid vehicle repair.”
The new courses for certified technicians are:
T300 Welding Techniques for Collision Repair—This course teaches students how to interpret welding specifications, educates them about the types of welds specified, as well as how to tune a welder, perform a quality weld and test weld strength. Students should take pre-work course PB300 Welding Techniques for Collision Repair prior to attending.
T601 Hybrid Collision Repair—This course teaches students how to safely work on Toyota and Lexus hybrid vehicles. Students should take pre-work course P070 Hybrid General Service prior to attending.
The new courses for master technicians are:
B503 Steering & Suspension Analysis & Repair—The objective of this course is to teach students how to analyze and repair suspension-related issues. Students should take pre-work course PB503 Steering & Suspension Analysis & Repair prior to attending.
T602 Advanced Hybrid System for Collision Repair—Helps students understand how to safely perform collision repairs to Toyota and Lexus hybrid vehicles. Students should take pre-work course PB602 Advanced Hybrid System for Collision Repair prior to attending.
The collision repair certification requirements are guidelines for collision centers participating in the Certified Collision Center Program. Certified collision centers must have a minimum number of certified technicians in order to be eligible for certified status.
For more information about certification requirements and to sign up for these courses, visit www.crrtraining.com.