Affiliations & Certifications
IDA Certified Detailers who have their skills validated have demonstrated both the knowledge and the physical abilities required to achieve this designation by successfully passing both a written and physical exam.
Phase I - Written Exam
Consist of passing 10 different exams covering equipment use, chemicals, windows & trim, floors & carpet, seats, paint correction & protection, wheels & tires, proper washing technique, terminology, safety and compliance.
Phase II - Physical Exam
The Detailer must have already completed Phase I Certification, having passed the ten written exams, to fulfill the classification of Certified Detailer. Phase II Skills Validation testing demonstrates hands on skills and in-person testing by an IDA Recognized Trainer (CD-SV, RT) in areas covered in the written exams: Wash Bay/Prep, Interior, Exterior Paint Correction, and Finishing Steps. Each portion of the test is a one on one teacher to student session that must be completed with 80% accuracy or better.
Certified Coatings Installer
Certified Coating Installers have successfully demonstrated an understanding of proper coating installation techniques and processes. A Detailer with this designation is qualified to install paint coatings.
Member since 2014
Member since 2016