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  • AMi Offers Online Enterprise Rent-A-Car ARMS® Automotive Suite Training

    Sunday 02 April 2017

    North Richland Hills, Texas, April 2, 2017 ­— The Automotive Management Institute (AMi), the industry’s leading nonprofit provider and collaborator of administrative and management education for automotive collision and mechanical service repair segments, announces a new  online course, teaching the proper use of Enterprise Rent-A-Car’s ARMS® Automotive Suite.  The new course, developed by Enterprise, is designed for collision repair specialists to teach them how to use the ARMS program or to improve their functional knowledge of it.  “The new course is a result of AMi’s on-going collaboration commitment to bring relevant administrative training to the industry,” said AMi President Jeff Peevy. “We appreciate Enterprise for its support and interest in working closely with us.” The new online course offers one AMi credit hour towards the achievement of the institute’s Customer Service Certificate, and professional designations; Accredited Automotive Office Manager (AAOM), Accredited Automotive Manager (AAM), Accredited Master Automotive Manager (AMAM) and soon to be released Accredited Collision-Repair Estimator (ACE) and Accredited Master Collision-Repair Estimator (AMCE).  In 1994, Enterprise created the Automated Rental Management System (ARMS®) to help insurance companies simplify the process of managing replacement... read more

  • Automotive Management Institute Honors Class of 2017

    Monday 27 March 2017

    NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, TEXAS, March 27, 2017 — The Automotive Management Institute (AMi), the industry’s leading provider of management education for automotive service and collision repair professionals, held its annual graduation ceremony March 4 at the Overland Park Convention Center in Overland Park, Kan. The ceremony honored the 23nd class of Accredited Automotive Managers (AAMs). The graduating class of 2017 includes 3 automotive service and collision repair professionals who earned the Institute's prestigious AAM designation by successfully completing AMi courses and accumulating a minimum of 120 credits. This year’s event also recognized 40 members of its second graduating class of Accredited Master Automotive Manager (AMAM) designation by successfully completing AMi courses and accumulating a minimum of 180 credits. The Automotive Management Institute collaborates with training providers across the industry aligning training courses into comprehensive educational curricula, that when completed, results in professional designations and certificates. The education represented by these programs have proven to make positive impacts on business KPI scores and overall profitability. AMI courses concentrate on seven core areas of business management education: financial management, sales & marketing, operational management, HR and personnel development, IT management, risk management and leadership. “It was honor to recogn... read more

  • AMi Launches Online Course - “Management’s Guide to Scanning and New Technology”

    Monday 06 February 2017

    North Richland Hills, Texas, February 6, 2017 ­— The Automotive Management Institute (AMi), the industry’s leading nonprofit provider and collaborator of administration and management education for automotive collision and mechanical service repair professionals, announced the launch of its latest online course, Management’s Guide to Scanning and New Technology.  The 108 minute online course covers essential information needed by collision repair managers to make decisions about scanning and other new technologies.  Each module offers a management perspective on: What it means to scan Types of scans Types of scan tools OEM positions OEM vs Aftermarket Identifies Resources Printable content and materials Much more AMi Vice Chairman and President of Operations for LaMettry’s Collision, Darrell Amberson stated, “this course provides a wealth of information for those needing to make decisions for their repair businesses.  It organizes the information in a way that makes it understandable.”  The course is the result of industry collaboration from industry experts and shop owners from across the country.  In the AMi online format it can be paused and revisited at the user’s convenience. This course will provide two credit hours toward all AMi professional designations, including Accredited Automotive Office Manager (AAOM), Accredited Automotive Manager (AAM), Accredited Master Automotiv... read more