Instructor Update Training FAQ's

NATEF requires that instructors of NATEF-accredited automotive training programs must attend a minimum of 20 hours per year of recognized industry update training relevant to the areas in which their program is accredited. The following is provided to clarify options by which instructors may meet this requirement.
 
1.      What is acceptable to NATEF as industry-based training?
2.      What is required as proof of completion of training?
3.      Is web-based and CD-ROM training acceptable?
4.      What training is excluded as credit for this requirement?



1.      What is acceptable to NATEF as industry-based training?
NATEF will accept training which is completed through organizations like (but not limited to) automotive manufacturers, automotive equipment vendors, accredited automotive training service providers, or automotive dealership/independent repair establishments recognized by the on-site evaluation team.
 
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2.      What is required as proof of completion of training?
During the on-site evaluation process, instructors must be able to provide the Evaluation Team a documented description of the training program via a brochure, flyer, training catalogue, written training plan, or information from the Internet. A certificate of completion is also required. If your training source is unable to provide these items, please seek other means of training, as it will not be accepted.
 
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3.      Is web-based and CD-ROM training acceptable?
You may use web-based or CD-ROM training if you are able to provide proof of completion of training as outlined above.
 
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4.      What training is excluded as credit for this requirement?
Training credit will not be considered for instructor's participation in non-technical training and activities, such as (but not limited to): First Aid training, trade shows, teaching seminars, etc. Also, work experience in the automotive service industry will not be recognized as industry-based training.

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