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Fundamentals of Estimating
Course Overview

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Fundamental Skills for Today’s Professional Estimator

Estimating in today’s competitive and changing environment requires skills beyond the ability to simply write an estimate…. And finding qualified estimators is becoming challenging and expensive. This course is designed to help shops face those challenges by focusing on the basic estimating practices required for entry level estimators. Participants, seeking to improve their understanding and skills related to damage analysis, will gain an understanding of how to build consistent and effective repair files in addition to writing estimates.

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COURSE OBJECTIVE
To deliver a solid foundation for constructing a complete repair file.

TOPICS COVERED

  • INTRODUCTION TO POINT OF IMPACT, PRIMARY AND SECONDARY DAMAGE
  • INTRODUCTION TO THE BASICS OF REPAIR VS. REPLACE DECISIONS
  • VALUE OF NOTES AND QUALITY IMAGES
  • UNDERSTANDING ESTIMATING TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS
  • INTRODUCE & UNDERSTAND HOW TO REFERENCE THE P-PAGES FOR INCLUDED AND NOT-INCLUDED OPERATIONS
  • BASICS OF ALTERNATIVE PARTS
  • BASICS OF ESTIMATE COMPLIANCE AND REVIEWS
  • SUPPLEMENTS AND ESTIMATE STAGES
  • CONFIDENCE WHEN ORIGINATING A QUALITY REPAIR ESTIMATE FILE
  • PERFORMANCE MEASURES FOR ESTIMATORS
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Entry Level Estimators, Office Personnel and Estimator Candidates

COURSE LENGTH
1-day class

CLASS SIZE
10 minimum, 24 maximum

CERTIFICATION & TRAINING MATERIALS
I-CAR students are eligible to receive Gold Class points for this course. Automotive Management Institute (AMI) students are eligible to receive Accredited Automotive Manager (AAM) credits. Participants will receive a student’s manual, course handouts, lunch, refreshments and an MVP certificate of completion.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
Any PPG or Nexa Autocolor™ customer is eligible to attend any MVP Business Fundamentals course

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FOR MORE INFORMATION
MVP Hotline: 1-866-237-8178
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