The Tire Industry Association (TIA) will offer its 400-Level Certified Commercial Tire Service (CTS) Instructor training class on April 18-21 in Brooksville, Fla.
The four-day Certified CTS Instructor class covers all aspects of medium/heavy truck tire service and teaches attendees how to instruct a 300-Level Certified Technician Course in the field.
The 18 modules in the training include Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rules, wheel service and torque, single-piece and multi-piece rim demounting, mounting and inflation, charts and tables.
There is an optional early session on the first day offered for students with fewer than two years of experience servicing truck tires will physically mount and demount a tire, and install and remove a wheel assembly from a commercial truck using impact and torque wrenches. There is no additional charge for this session.
Students who pass the course will receive a Certificate and 13 Uniform Patches. Recertification is required every two years via an online exam.
Course tuition is $950, which does not include hotel accommodations.
In 2023, TIA will hold five CTS instructor classes. After Brooksville, additional courses will be offered May 23-26 and Sept. 12-15 in Youngstown, Ohio; Oct.12-15 in Louisville, Ky.; and Dec. 5-8 in Brooksville.