Industry Recognized Credentials for Auto Collision

Essential Safety IRC(s)

All programs must (1) prepare students to take and (2) provide an opportunity to achieve Essential credentials to all students in the program.  Credentials on the essential list are included based on the following criteria:
  1. The certification must have high-value currency in the market, which can be gained through various processes including transparency initiatives, general awareness, endorsements and validations, regulations, hiring policies and practices, and/or procedures that can be used to translate the credential into academic credit.
  2. Must lead to improved hiring outcomes and/or increased earnings for students who attain the credential.
  3. Credentials required for employment in program field must be included.
For this Program area, students must (1) prepare students to take and (2) provide an opportunity to achieve earn at least one of the listed Essential Program credentials.
CertificationCertifying Organization
OSHA 10 General IndustryOSHA
S/P2 Safety and Pollution PreventionS/P2.org

Essential Industry IRC(s)

All programs must (1) prepare students to take and (2) provide an opportunity to achieve at least one of the listed Essential Program Credentials.
  1. The certification must have high-value currency in the market, which can be gained through various processes including transparency initiatives, general awareness, endorsements and validations, regulations, hiring policies and practices, and/or procedures that can be used to translate the credential into academic credit.
  2. Must lead to improved hiring outcomes and/or increased earnings for students who attain the credential.
  3. Credentials required for employment in program field must be included.
For this Program area, students must (1) prepare students to take and (2) provide an opportunity to achieve earn at least one of the listed Essential Program credentials.
CertificationCertifying Organization
ASE entry-level certificationNational Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)
One year credit toward ASE Collision Repair Technician CertificationNational Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)
EPA 6H Rule certificationEnvironmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Supplemental IRC(s)

Programs may choose to differentiate and expand upon their program by offering additional credentials. Credentials listed as Supplemental/Specialized may include:  

  • Credentials that are endorsed by local or regional industry associations or workforce boards
  • Must be attainable for students in the program who master the competencies outlined in the relevant Career Technical Education Framework such as an advanced/stacked credential above the essentials
  • May be equipment, tool, software or process specific if valued by industry.
CertificationCertifying OrganizationPostsecondary
I-CAR certifications - Refinishing Pro-Level 1 Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair (I-CAR®)
I-CAR certifications - Non-Structural Pro-Level 1 Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair (I-CAR®)
I-CAR certifications - WCS03 MIG Welding certification Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair (I-CAR®)
I-CAR certifications – Estimating Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair (I-CAR®)
SNAP ON DVOM Certification NC3
American Lift Institute Certification American Lift Institute
ASE entry-level Refrigerant Certification National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)
ASE entry-level certification in Painting and Refinishing National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)
ASE entry-level certification in Structural Analysis and Damage Repair National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)
ASE entry-level certification in Non-structural Analysis and Damage Repair National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)
ASE entry-level certification in Painting and Refinishing National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)
ASE entry-level certification in Structural Analysis and Damage Repair National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)
ASE entry-level certification in Non-structural Analysis and Damage Repair National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)
ASE Automobile Technician National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)X
ASE Truck Equipment Technician National Institute for Automotive Service ExcellenceX
ASE Medium/Heavy Truck Technician Certification National Institute for Automotive Service ExcellenceX
ASE Parts Specialist Certification National Institute for Automotive Service ExcellenceX
ASE Auto Maintenance and Light Repair Test (Test G1) National Institute for Automotive Service ExcellenceX
ASE School Bus Technician National Institute for Automotive Service ExcellenceX
ASE Transit Bus Technician National Institute for Automotive Service ExcellenceX
Certified Auto Glass Technician Auto Glass Safety CouncilX
Certified Auto Glass Qualified Technician Auto Glass Safety CouncilX
Certified Auto Glass Master Auto Glass Safety CouncilX
Rebuilder Specialist Automotive Transmission Rebuilders AssociationX
Ambulance Technician Level I Emergency Vehicle Technician Certification CommissionX
Ambulance Technician Level II Emergency Vehicle Technician Certification CommissionX
Ambulance Technician Level III Emergency Vehicle Technician Certification CommissionX
ARFF Technician Level I Emergency Vehicle Technician Certification CommissionX
ARFF Technician Level II Emergency Vehicle Technician Certification CommissionX
ARFF Technician Level III Emergency Vehicle Technician Certification CommissionX
Fire Apparatus Technician Level I Emergency Vehicle Technician Certification CommissionX
Fire Apparatus Technician Level II Emergency Vehicle Technician Certification CommissionX
Fire Apparatus Technician Level III Emergency Vehicle Technician Certification CommissionX
Law Enforcement Vehicle Installation Technician Emergency Vehicle Technician Certification CommissionX
Electric Vehicle Technician ETA InternationalX
Level I Machine Lubrication Technician International Council for Machinery LubricationX
Level II Machine Lubrication Technician International Council for Machinery LubricationX
Fluid Power Mobile Hydraulic Mechanic International Fluid Power SocietyX
Light Duty Hybrid/Electric Vehicle Specialist National Institute for Automotive Service ExcellenceX
Master Truck Equipment Technician National Institute for Automotive Service ExcellenceX
Master Transit Bus Technician National Institute for Automotive Service ExcellenceX
Undercar Specialist: Exhaust Systems National Institute for Automotive Service ExcellenceX
Military Tactical Wheeled Vehicle Certification - Diesel Engines (MIL2) National Institute for Automotive Service ExcellenceX
Military Tactical Wheeled Vehicle Certification - Chassis (MIL4) National Institute for Automotive Service ExcellenceX
Military Tactical Wheeled Vehicle Certification - Drive Train (MIL3) National Institute for Automotive Service ExcellenceX
Military Tactical Wheeled Vehicle Certification - Electrical/ Electronic Systems (MIL6) National Institute for Automotive Service ExcellenceX
Military Tactical Wheeled Vehicle Certification - Preventive Maintenance Checks & Services (MIL8) National Institute for Automotive Service ExcellenceX
Military Tactical Wheeled Vehicle Certification - Suspension"Steering and Hydraulics (MIL5), National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence"X
Automobile Advanced Engine Performance Specialist National Institute for Automotive Service ExcellenceX
Advanced Engine Performance Specialist National Institute for Automotive Service ExcellenceX
Alternate Fuels Technician (Light Vehicle Compressed Natural Gas Technician) National Institute for Automotive Service ExcellenceX
Certified Lubrication Specialist Society of Tribologists and Lubrication EngineersX