Are you an automotive technician who wants to improve and gain the skills and certifications that Infiniti dealerships and other service centers are searching for? Then you may want to get Infiniti dealership certified. By offering online training, Infiniti makes it easy to become a certified technician. If you are an automotive mechanic who wants to improve and gain the skills and certifications that Infiniti dealerships, other service centers, and automotive technician jobs in general are searching for, you might consider getting Infiniti dealership certified.
Technician orientation program certification
The Technician Orientation Program Certification for Infiniti vehicles Technician Orientation Program Certification for Infiniti vehicles, and this is the only path to become a certified Audi auto mechanic. involves web-based Service Information Resource (SIR) videos, web-based e-learning courses, and web-based post-tests. All of the training courses that Infiniti requires can be found online and completed in 4 to 6 hours. However, be sure that you complete these courses within 45 days of your employment or your technician ID will be suspended.
In the Technician Orientation Program Certification program, you will cover areas such as:
- Brand orientation
- Vehicle repair process
- Repair order documentation
- Service manual familiarization
- Vehicle maintenance requirements
- Electrical fundamentals
- Essential tools
- Pre-delivery inspection
Skill area and shop competency
Infinity retailers require a minimum number of Service Technicians be trained in each of the four primary training specialty areas. These areas are Electrical, Engine, Chassis, and Driveline.
The Infiniti certification and recognition program for technicians consists of KEI (Knowledge, Enrichment, and Integrity). How well you do in the program will demonstrate how proficient you are as an Infiniti technician.
KEI is divided into four main areas:
Each of these areas has its own specific instructor-led courses, ASE Certifications, and web-based classes.
The Infiniti courses, like most technician programs, are both online and in the classroom. You will receive extensive training in:
- Introduction to climate control
- Introduction to advanced electrical diagnosis
- Overview of basic electrical concepts
- Introduction to controller area network (CAN) & multiplex communication
- SIR Vol. 162 — CONSULT-III Plus
- Instructor-led courses
- A6 — Electrical/Electronic systems
- A7 — Heating and air conditioning
- Nissan & Infiniti basic electrical concepts
- Advanced electrical diagnosis
- Climate control systems operation & diagnosis
- Web-based courses
- Introduction to basic electrical concepts
Levels of achievement
KEI offers five levels of technician achievement. They are:
Trainee (this includes taking your technician orientation program certification)
Technician (this is awarded to you after taking any instructor-led course)
Specialist (you receive this title after completing any one specialty area (excluding DFRT and Hybrid)
Senior Specialist (this you will receive after completing any two specialty areas (excluding DFRT and Hybrid)
Master Technician (this is awarded to those who complete all four specialty areas (plus new model training excluding DFRT & Hybrid)
In addition to instructor-led courses, Infinity offers many web-based courses. They are:
- Introduction to engine mechanical service
- Introduction to engine control systems
- SIR Vol. 162 — CONSULT-III plus
- Introduction to emission control systems
- Introduction to OBD II Systems
Whichever decision you make, becoming an Infinity dealership certified technician can greatly improve your employment opportunities. You could land that job working in a service center or dealership, and also you will become a more knowledgeable technician.
So if you are an automotive mechanic who wants to improve and gain the skills and certifications that Infiniti dealerships, other service centers, and automotive technician jobs in general are searching for, you might consider getting Infiniti dealership certified
This article originally appeared on YourMechanic.com as How to Get Infiniti Dealership Certified and was authored by Valerie Johnston.