MT. ARLINGTON, ST – The IARA announced Ricky Beggs, vice president, managing editor, Black Book, completed the IARA CAR Certification Program while attending CAR2009 in February.

Beggs joined the editorial team at Black Book in 1981 as an editorial assistant and moved up to Canadian editor, editor of trucks and vans, and his current position as vice president, managing editor.

During his tenure with Black Book, there have been many changes related to the number of available products and services, the amount of available information, and the format of such information. One of these includes a change from print-only services to Internet and mobile/portable device delivery, giving customers near-instant access to a complete source of automotive data.

The IARA CAR Certification Program consists of 20 industry courses and 20 exams totaling 400 questions. Visit for more information.