FOR INDEPENDENT REPAIR FACILITIES
HOW AND WHERE TO SIGN UP
Set your shop apart from other independent collision repair facilities with technicians who have completed Toyota collision repair training. Only technicians who have completed Toyota’s training can attest that they adhere to manufacturer specified repair procedures, thanks to in-depth, hands-on factory training. Technicians will learn, practice and master the skills needed to return a vehicle to factory standards.
All four of Toyota’s Collision Repair and Refinish Training Centers are open to independent repair facilities as well as Toyota or Lexus collision
repair technicians. Signing up is simple and dealership sponsorships for independent shops are available.
TOYOTA COLLISION REPAIR AND REFINISH TRAINING
Courses are divided into three categories:
Each category includes both instructor-led and e-learning courses, and most include a “pre-work” section followed by a one or two-day course. Details can be found here: www.crrtraining.com/CRR2/course-of-study/.
Online courses can be taken remotely and instructor-led courses
are offered in four locations:
- Plano, Texas, on the Toyota Motor North America Plano Headquarters
- Caldwell, New Jersey, on the grounds of the Toyota NY Region
- Jacksonville, Florida, on the grounds of Florida State College
in Jacksonville, and
- Rancho Cucamonga, California, near the Rancho Cucamonga Technical Training Center and the North American Parts Center in Ontario.
Course schedules and locations are posted in January, May, and September. The calendar can be found here:
Course schedules and locations are posted in January, May, and September. The calendar can be found here: www.crrtraining.com/CRR2/calendar/index.asp.
SIGN UP FOR COLLISION REPAIR AND REFINISH TRAINING THROUGH TOYOTA
To complete online e-learning modules or to attend Collision Repair and Refinish Instructor-Led Training, students must have a Secure Personal Identification Number (SPIN). Toyota, Lexus, and Scion employees who
wish to obtain a SPIN can do so by following the instructions here:
Independent repair facilities looking to enroll can do so either as
affiliates here: www.crrtraining.com/CRR2/spin-info/, or through a
SPONSORSHIPS FOR COLLISION REPAIR AND REFINISH TRAINING
Dealer sponsorships are available to interested independent repair facilities. The mutually beneficial relationship usually involves an agreement between the dealership and the independent repair shop. Currently, Toyota and Lexus dealers sponsor both Independent Affiliate referral shops and Wholesale Parts accounts.
“If a Toyota dealer agrees to sponsor an independent collision repair shop to attend our technical training,” said Dave Pyle Sr., Analyst of Collision Operations at the Toyota Certified Collision Center program, “there is usually an agreement with this independent shop to purchase Toyota parts from that dealer.”
Sponsored shops will obtain a SPIN from their sponsoring dealership.