Training Courses - Motor Vehicle Damage Appraisers

MVDA Training Courses

(Last updated 10/25/2017)

Assabet Valley Technical School Center for Continuing Education

215 Fitchburg St
Marlborough, MA 01752
508-485-9430

www.assabetafterdark.com

Auto Appraiser Training Group

c/o 4Q Snow Circle
Nashua, NH 03062
844-335-8999

www.autoappraisertraining.net

Bay Path Reg. Voc. Tech H.S.

Evening School Director
57 Old Muggett Hill Rd
Charlton, MA 01507
508-248-5971 / 508-987-0326 (x1715)

Blue Hills Regional Tech

800 Randolph St
Canton, MA 02021
781-828-5800

www.bluehills.org

Greater Lawrence Technical School

57 River Rd
Andover, MA 01810
978-686-0194 (x1006)

Mass Bay Community College

Automotive Division - Elizabeth Watson
250 Elliot St
Ashland, MA 01721
508-270-4103
EWatson@massbay.edu
 

www.massbay.edu/Academics/Transportation-and-Energy/Transportation-and-Energy.aspx

Northeast Metropolitan Regional Vocational H.S.

Attn: Community Education
100 Hemlock Rd
Wakefield, MA 01880
781-246-0810 (x1640)

www.neadulted.com

North Shore Community College

1 Ferncroft Rd
Danvers, MA 01923
978-236-1200

www.northshore.edu

Springfield Technical Community College (STCC)

Workforce Development
One Armory Square
Springfield, MA 01102-9000
413-755-4225

www.stcc.edu/autoappraisal

Upper Cape Cod Regional Technical School

Adult & Continuing Education
220 Sandwich Rd
Bourne, MA 02532
508-759-7711 (x211)

www.uppercapetech.cc

Allstate Insurance Company


Northbrook, IL 60030
(Not Open to the Public)

Blackstone Valley Reg. Voc. Tech H.S.

65 Pleasant St Upton, MA 01568
(Course only offered to H.S. Students)

GEICO Insurance

Washington, D.C. 20076
(Not Open to the Public)

Greater Lowell Technical H.S.

250 Pawtucket Blvd Tyngsborough, MA 01879
(Course only offered to H.S. Students)

Liberty Mutual Insurance

Hopkinton, MA 01748
(Not Open to the Public)

Progressive Casualty Insurance Co.

Mayfield Village, OH 44143
(Not Open to the Public)

Travelers Insurance

Windsor, CT 06095
(Not Open to the Public)

USAA Insurance Co.

San Antonio, TX 76865
(Not Open to the Public)

 

The Auto Damage Appraisers Licensing Board wishes to facilitate your understanding of what you are required to know on the qualifying examination.

The exam is in two (2) parts. Part I consists of one hundred (100) multiple choice, true/false, and identification questions. In the Part II portion of the examination given at a later date you will be required to write an appraisal on a damaged motor vehicle.

Areas to be covered.

Part I
Laws/Regulations

  1. Mass. General Law Chapter 26, Section 8G
  2. Massachusetts General Law Chapter 100A Section 1
  3. 212 CMR 2.00 revised 2/23/96 (Appraiser's Regulation)
  4. 540 CMR 19.00 (Inspection Sticker Removal)
  5. 211 CMR 123.00 (Direct Payment)
  6. 211 CMR 133.00 (Standards for the Repair of Damaged Motor Vehicles)
  7. Massachusetts Automobile Insurance Policy

The Board is unable to provide copies of this material. Should you need copies contact the State House Bookstore, Room 116, Boston, MA 02133, (617) 727-2834.

  1. Industry Terminology
  2. Components/Understanding of Parts
  3. Frame/Unibody
  4. Mechanical
  5. Bodywork
  6. Painting Procedures

Once you have completed your required education course and your application has been approved by the Division, you must schedule your written examination with Prometric. Please contact Prometric at www.prometric.com or call 800-741-9380 to schedule your written examination. The content outlines for all Prometric examinations can be obtained online.

Part II

Each candidate will be expected to write an appraisal on a damaged motor vehicle following procedures listed in your manuals.

Motors Estimating Guide
Mitchell Estimating Guide
ICAR Procedures/Tech-Cor

Estimates must be based on new OEM (original equipment manufacturer) parts only with prices based on the manuals. The estimate will be based on visual damage. Paint & Materials calculations will adhere to published manuals or other forms of documentation

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