Auction Academy announced Monday that its two-year training curriculum will now include IARA CAR Certification.
The addition of the IARA CAR Certification program follows the company's move to become a major sponsor of Auction Academy, the organization said.
IARA’s training program is designed to address each step of the remarketing process. It covers the consignment and grounding of the vehicle, the completion of wholesale transactions and upstream selling, according to Auction Academy.
“Our goal is for all 24 students in the current class group Class 5 to complete all 20 modules of the CAR Certification course within their remaining 13 months of the Academy,” president Penny Wanna said ina news release. “They will mark their graduation from Auction Academy and be officially recognized as CAR Certified during the 2019 Conference of Automotive Remarketing.”
She said Auction Academy’s current class group of 24 students will begin CAR Certification training during their fourth class session.
The upcoming session will be hosted by Chuck Redden of AutoTec, Tom Adams of Auction Insurance Agency and Steve Demedicis of AutoCheck on Feb. 22 to Feb. 24.
Wanna and IARA executive director Tony Long will attend the session to introduce the IARA CAR Certification course to the class, she said in a news release.
“The International Automotive Remarketers Alliance has long recognized the Auction Academy, in recent years under the guidance of Pierre Pons, as the primary source of training for some of North America’s best managed auctions,” added Long.
“Now under Penny Wanna’s leadership, the Academy continues to expand its reach to a more comprehensive audience. With the close ties that exist between IARA and Auction Academy, it only made sense to include the CAR Certification program in the Academy’s curriculum. IARA is thrilled that this training will expand the newly automated delivery of the program to even more auction professionals,” he continued.
Additionally, according to Auction Academy, Wanna who is CAR Certified also plans add designated time slots to two-year class groups and seminar series program agendas for IARA CAR Certification proctored testing opportunities.