Professional Certification

Certified Automotive Remarketer (CAR) Program Overview

The mission of CAR is to enhance and promote the profession of Vehicle Remarketing by providing the premier credential in the industry. Curriculum includes 20 courses in five units:

1. Remarketing ChannelsCAR Course Prices 2. Pre-sale Activities 3. Actual Sale Activities 4. Post-sale Activities 5. Legal, Ethics and Terminology Candidates must have a minimum of three consecutive years experience in the vehicle remarketing segment or support of that segment prior to taking a test. A test may be given only for courses where the student has enrolled and paid the appropriate fee. Testing may be requested at remote locations such as local community colleges where a test monitor can be utilized. Please contact the Executive Director of the association if you wish to arrange for remote site testing. Testing will be given at all annual National Remarketing Conferences. Candidates have three years to complete testing for all 20 courses from the time that the candidate enrolls in the first course. The IARA Certification Board will evaluate candidate applications and determine eligibility. Applications are available online. CAR designations will be awarded during a formal ceremony at the IARA Summer Roundtable event. Certification is valid for three years and will be renewed based on continuing education requirements during years two and three.

CAR courses may be purchased as an entire set of 20, by Unit, or individually. To enroll and purchase a CAR course, Unit, or the entire set, view the list below and select “Member” if you are an IARA member, or “Non-Member” if you are not. To learn more about how to become a member of the IARA, visit our Membership section. You may also click on any of the CAR courses to learn more about the courses themselves. Download the CAR Handbook (PDF).

Overview of CAR Course Units

Remarketing Channels

Purchase All Courses in This Unit

Member: $200Non-Member: $400

Course Purchase
CAR-1: Driver/Employee Member: $50
Non-Member: $100
CAR-2: Dealer Member: $50
Non-Member: $100
CAR-3: Online Auction Member: $50
Non-Member: $100
CAR-4: Physical Auction Member: $50
Non-Member: $100

Pre-sale Activities

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Member: $150Non-Member: $300

Course Purchase
CAR-5: Verification Transportation Grounding
CR/Inspection
Member: $50
Non-Member: $100
CAR-6: Reconditioning Member: $50
Non-Member: $100
CAR-7: Lease Maturity Member: $50
Non-Member: $100
CAR-8: Marketing Member: $50
Non-Member: $100
CAR-9: Services-History Reports/Finance and Warranty Member: $50
Non-Member: $100
CAR-10: Repossession Member: $50
Non-Member: $100

Actual Sale Activities

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Member: $150Non-Member: $300

Course Purchase
CAR-11: Dealer/Auction Selection Member: $50
Non-Member: $100
CAR-12: Branding and Certification Member: $50
Non-Member: $100
CAR-13: Pricing and Guidebooks Member: $50
Non-Member: $100

Post-sale Activities

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Member: $250Non-Member: $500

Course Purchase
CAR-14: Arbitration Member: $50
Non-Member: $100
CAR-15: Title Process Member: $50
Non-Member: $100
CAR-16: Benchmarking Member: $50
Non-Member: $100
CAR-17: Factors Influencing Resale Values Member: $50
Non-Member: $100
CAR-18: Arbitrage Member: $50
Non-Member: $100

Legal, Ethics, and Terminology

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Member: $100Non-Member: $200

Course Purchase
CAR-19: Legal and Ethics Member: $50
Non-Member: $100
CAR-20: Terminology Member: $50
Non-Member: $100

Purchase ALL 20 CAR Courses:

 

Member: $1000Non-Member: $2000

Continuing Education

The IARA CAR designation is valid for three and one-half years. After two and one-half years, the twelve month CAR Continuing Education period commences in order to be re-certified. If not completed after three years and six months, the certification lapses. Click here to download details about re-certification.

Feedback

Your feedback on the process, the courses, and suggestions for improvement are encouraged and welcomed. The IARA is proud to be able to offer an opportunity for self- improvement and education within the remarketing industry. Thank you for taking advantage of this opportunity and we hope you enjoy the learning experience. Please submit comments to the Director of the IARA.