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TIA Sets Dates for ATS Instructor Training

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The Tire Industry Association (TIA) has scheduled six in-person Certified Automotive Tire Service (ATS) Advanced Instructor training classes for 2022.

Here's the schedule of available sessions:

  • March 22-25 - Los Angeles, Calif.;
  • May (final dates TBD) - Detroit, Mich.;
  • August (final date TBD) - Seattle, Wash.;
  • Oct. 18-21 - Louisville, Ky.;
  • Nov. 15-18 - Baltimore, Md.; and
  • Dec. 6-9 - Charlotte, N.C.

Certified ATS is a 300-level and 400-level certification program that provides in-depth and comprehensive instruction on the recommended procedures for servicing passenger and light truck tires. Those who successfully pass the four-day class will be certified as Advanced ATS Instructors, which allows them to certify ATS Instructors and Technicians in the field.

The class consists of 15 modules ranging from raising the vehicle, to tire and wheel assembly removal, to the relationship between torque and clamping force to the tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) relearn procedures on domestic and import vehicles.

It also includes an exclusive module on tire conditions analysis that uses images from TIA’s Passenger and Light Truck Tire Conditions Manual to educate technicians on the most likely reasons for common irregular treadwear patterns.

“In-person instruction has always been a key component of TIA’s training and certification programs,” says Kevin Rohlwing, TIA senior vice president of training. “We are excited to go on the road again in 2022 with our award-winning ATS certification class and continue building a network of safety-minded technicians and instructors.”

ATS instructor certification includes a TIA ATS Manual, TIA Certified ATS instructor certificate and 13 TIA certified ATS instructor uniform patches.

Certification is valid for two years, at which time instructors will receive notification from TIA that it is time to recertify. The recertification exam is available online, allowing for easy access anytime and anywhere within the window of availability.

Course tuition is $950. The tuition does not include hotel accommodations.

Find more information, including hotels and registration forms, here. Contact Christine Hoogenboom at training@tireindustry.org with questions.

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