TIA to Hold Certified Automotive Tire Service Classes

Oct. 27, 2022

The Tire Industry Association (TIA) will offer its Certified Automotive Tire Service (ATS) Advanced Instructor training class two more times in 2022. The first session will take place Nov. 15-18 in Baltimore, Md., and the second will take place Dec. 6 -9 in Charlotte, N.C.

TIA is encouraging technicians to enroll in the classes soon.

"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," say TIA officials.

"Those who successfully pass the four-day class will be certified as Advanced ATS Instructors, allowing them to certify ATS instructors and technicians in the field."

The class consists of 15 modules, including topics like raising vehicles; tire and wheel assembly removal; the relationship between torque and clamping force; tire pressure monitoring system relearn procedures on domestic and import vehicles; and more.

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.

For more information and to register, visit “training” on the TIA website, www.tireindustry.org. Contact Christine Hoogenboom at [email protected] with questions. 

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