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  • AMi Launches Professional Designations for Estimator Role

    Monday 24 July 2017

    North Richland Hills, Texas, July 24, 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 the development and launch of two new professional designations for the Collision Repair Estimator role. "The new designations, represent fourteen months of industry work to identify and develop requirements, which include AMi, I-CAR and Information Provider training and ASE B6 Certification, stated AMi President, Jeff Peevy. "The designations also require elective credit hours from AMi approved industry training providers, teaching estimating related topics." Two levels of designations are available: Accredited Collision-Repair Estimator (ACE) Accredited Master Collision-Repair Estimator (AMCE) These new designations require multiple categories of training and professional achievement, including; business related and soft-skills, technical damage analysis and information provider. Both designations require I-CAR training to satisfy technical damage analysis. "The joining of two esteemed professional designations, I-CAR Platinum and AMi ACE/AMCE, strengthens and reinforces the professionalism of the Estimator role, a role that is critical to the collision repair process," said John Van Alstyne, CEO and president of I-CAR. "As the industry standard for techni... read more

  • AMI Accepting Applications for $1,000 BodyShop Business Magazine Scholarship Application Deadline is June 30, 2017

    Monday 19 June 2017

    North Richland Hills, Texas, June 19, 2017 — The Automotive Management Institute (AMi) is accepting applications for the annual $1,000 BodyShop Business Magazine Scholarship. AMi in conjunction with Babcox Media, established the scholarship, which is awarded to an Automotive Service Association (ASA) Collision Division member who strives to be, or is presently working, in a management capacity. The scholarship will be applied toward the recipient’s expenses to attend the 2017 NACE Automechanika in Chicago, July 26-29. The industry event offers an educational lineup of AMi seminars, technical training courses and industry sessions, an exposition and the opportunity to network with other automotive service professionals. To be eligible for the award, the following requirements must be met: applicants must work in the collision repair industry; must demonstrate an interest in self-improvement through management education; must own or work for a business that is an ASA member in good standing; and, if the applicant is not the business owner, must be recommended by the business owner. AMi Trustees and their employees, and the Babcox Scholarship Selection Committee and their employees are not eligible to apply. To request a scholarship application, call AMi at (817) 514-2929, or email tslaton@amionline.org. Applications must be received by AMi on or before June 30, 2017. The scholarship recipient will be notified by AMi on or before July 7, 2017. Th... read more

  • AMI Accepting Applications for the $1,000 Tom B. Babcox Memorial Scholarship Application Deadline is June 30, 2017

    Monday 19 June 2017

    North Richland Hills, Texas, June 19, 2017 — The Automotive Management Institute (AMi) is accepting applications for the annual $1,000 Tom B. Babcox Memorial Scholarship. AMi in conjunction with Babcox Media, established the scholarship, which is awarded to an Automotive Service Association (ASA) Mechanical Division member who strives to be, or is presently working, in a management capacity. The scholarship will be applied toward the recipient’s expenses to attend the 2017 NACE Automechanika in Chicago, July 26-29. The industry event offers an educational lineup of AMi seminars, technical training courses and industry sessions, an exposition and the opportunity to network with other automotive service professionals. To be eligible for the award, the following requirements must be met: applicants must work in the mechanical repair industry; must demonstrate an interest in self-improvement through management education; must own or work for a business that is an ASA member in good standing; and, if the applicant is not the business owner, must be recommended by the business owner. AMi Trustees and their employees, and the Babcox Scholarship Selection Committee and their employees, are not eligible to apply. To request a scholarship application, call AMi at (817) 514-2929, or email tslaton@amionline.org. Applications must be received by AMi on or before June 30, 2017. The scholarship recipient will be notified by AMi on or before July 7, 2017. The... read more