Research Sources of Additional Information: Automotive Body and Related Repairers

Additional details about work opportunities may be obtained from automotive body repair shops, automobile dealers, locals of the unions previously mentioned, or local offices of your State employment service. State employment services also are a source of information about training programs.

For general information about automotive body repairer careers, write to any of the following sources:

  • Automotive Service Association, P.O. Box 929, Bedford, Texas 76095-0929. Internet: http://www.asashop.org
  • National Automobile Dealers Association, 8400 Westpark Dr., McLean, VA 22102. Internet: http://www.nada.org
  • Inter-Industry Conference On Auto Collision Repair Education Foundation (I-CAR), 3701 Algonquin Rd., Suite 400, Rolling Meadow, IL 60008. Telephone (tollfree): 800-422-7872.

For information on how to become a certified automotive body repairer, write to:

  • National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), 101 Blue Seal Dr. SE., Suite 101, Leesburg, VA 20175. Internet: http://www.asecert.org

For a directory of certified automotive body repairer programs, contact:

  • National Automotive Technician Education Foundation, 101 Blue Seal Dr., SE., Suite 101, Leesburg, VA 20175. Internet: http://www.natef.org

For a directory of accredited private trade and technical schools that offer training programs in automotive body repair, contact:

  • Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology, 2101 Wilson Blvd., Suite 302, Arlington, VA 22201. Internet: http://www.accsct.org

For a list of public automotive body repair training programs, contact: