Are you a Certified Automotive Remarketer (CAR) yet? What is holding you back?
More than 50 of your peers are graduates of the CAR Program. They have studied and demonstrated proficiency passing exams on 20 training modules expanding their overall knowledge of the remarketing Industry. They are able to look at the industry through the eyes of auctions, various consignor types and remarketing services providers. Today, there are 53 CAR Graduates with another 22 projected to finish the program by the end of the year. These people have demonstrated proficiency and a commitment to the Remarketing Industry.
The following companies have embraced the program with several of their employees who have earned the distinction of Certified Automotive Remarketer (CAR).
- Credit Acceptance Corporation
- GM Financial
- BlackBook USA
What topics does the Certified Automotive Remarketer Cover? Remarketing Channels, Pre-Sale Activities, Actual Sale Activities, Post-Sale Activities, Legal/Ethics, Terminology
How hard is the program? The modules are 8-16 pages each. Read the material, review the material and then take the tests. Many are able to complete 4-5 exams at a sitting. Most of us are experts in some aspects of remarketing and how our organization does things. The course material provides a broader view of the industry as a whole that illuminates best practices and challenges faced by consignors, auctions and service providers. Graduates of the program have uncovered a lot of their own blind spots and are better able to perform in their current role and work with others in the remarketing industry.
How do I get started? Just go to www.iaraonline.org and purchase a few modules. IARA members pay a discounted rate of $50 per module, non-members pay $100 per module. There are 20 modules in total.
When can I take the tests? Testing opportunities are provided at Industry Conferences and proctored by CAR Graduates and by proctors from the Educational Community. The test for each module are multiple choice, average number of questions is about 20. These are “closed book” test that confirm that you have reviewed and understand the material presented in each module.
If you have started or would like to start the Certification Process please register for courses and be prepared for testing at the IARA Summer Round Table in Dallas. CAR Testing will be available on site at the Hyatt Regency, Dallas, TX on Tuesday, Aug. 20 from 8:30 a.m. to noon, and Thursday, Aug. 22 from 8:30 to 11:00 a.m.
Additional testing arrangements can be made coordinating testing locations and proctors through the IARA Certification Committee. Testing is also available at your location using a proctor from the education community or a Certified Automotive Remarketer who works in or travels to your area.