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Friday, 03 April 2020 23:34

I-CAR Announces Measures to Ensure Safety & Well-Being of Industry Stakeholders

Written by John Van Alstyne, I-CAR President & CEO
I-CAR President & CEO John Van Alstyne I-CAR President & CEO John Van Alstyne


I-CAR’s portfolio is mostly available online, and easily accessible, not requiring out-of-shop time or travel. Our new course offerings were designed on the principle of ‘Purpose Built,’ meaning if it’s an online course, it must be interactive and under one hour in duration. We’re finding this is a much better experience than the online courses we sunsetted in October 2019.


Our new Gold Class subscription provides for unlimited live, online and virtual training for all employees in the shop, and covers employee turnover training at no extra cost.


I-CAR understands repair facilities may have challenges achieving Gold Class or individuals achieving Platinum and/or welding credentials, especially as we are not delivering live and in-shop training at present.


To this end, we implemented a COVID-19 recognition policy that is flexible to support those individuals and businesses with upcoming renewals, currently automatically extending renewals in 30-day increments until the individual/shop is able to complete requirements.

We will soon be shifting to more definitive requirements for the duration of 2020. These requirements will be reasonable considering both the COVID-19 situation our industry is currently managing and I-CAR’s delivery capabilities. We will also continue to actively monitor the situation and be prepared to act accordingly.


We know that during challenging times like these, it’s so important to communicate. We appreciate everyone’s support during this time; we are in this together!


I-CAR launched a webpage with resources, policies and procedures as it relates to COVID-19.


For questions regarding training or accessibility issues, contact I-CAR Customer Care at (800) 422-7872.


Source: I-CAR

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