Training and Education Overview
The Tire Industry Association is committed to providing educational services that will evolve with technology. From training and certification for experienced employees to basic training for new hires, TIA offers programs that can be utilized by large and small companies throughout the tire industry. TIA also offers a wide range of reference materials and training aids to allow members to customize the training to meet their needs.
TIA NOW OFFERING ONLINE UNIVERSITY
TIA now offers all of its Basic Level Training Series in a convenient and accessible format on the TIA Online University. Technicians can access the most comprehensive, up-to-date tire service training anywhere there is an internet connection! Our Basic Level training is designed for new hires as part of their orientation and can also be used for experienced technicians in need of documented training.
The self-study modules include video learning, knowledge checks, final exam and a skills demonstration form. The TIA Online University offers flexibility to busy technicians by allowing them to study at their own pace. They can view one module at a time and come back later to continue. Or they can complete the entire program in one sitting. Shop Managers and Company Administrators also have the convenience of adding and maintaining their employees in the system and running real-time reports on technician progress and test results. An educated workforce results in higher productivity, lower liability risks and happier customers! Let us show you how the TIA Online University can help you better your business today! For more information please call 800.876.8372, ext. 106.
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Educational & Training Products, Technician & Instructor Certifications, Certificate Programs, Videos, Books, Reference Aids,Training Materials & more!
TIA offers over eighty products for all your training needs. Members of the association receive significant discounts when purchasing TIA products. To purchase or get information about any of our training products, please view our comprehensive online catalog. Order online with our shopping cart or download an order form which can be printed and then sent to TIA either by fax or mail.
The new TPMS Relearn Chart has been released and is available for purchase. The Chart covers multiple aspects of TPMS service including when the relearn procedure is necessary (i.e. after pressure adjustment, tire rotation, or replacement), the part numbers for sensors and seal kits from the OEM, Schrader, Dill and Continental/Siemens, torque specs for the hex nuts, torx bolts and banded sensors, as well as the lug nut torque for all makes and models up to 2011. But the highlight of the chart is the comprehensive list of relearn summaries for all makes and models, foreign and domestic.
• To view the pdf of the brochure and order form, click here.
• To order online, click here.
|NEW Trailer for Revised TIA Certified Automotive Tire Service (ATS) Course! |
TIA is putting the finishing touches on its revised Certified Automotive Tire Service (ATS) course! But, you can catch a sneak preview here!
New Michelin - TIA Video on Commercial Tire Shop Hazard Assessment - Free Video Now Available for Download
Michelin Americas Truck Tires and TIA have produced a safety training video to remind fleet operators, tire shop managers and maintenance technicians to follow proper safety procedures when dealing with truck tires in the shop.
TIA and Michelin help Educate Fleets on Wheel-End Safety - Free Video Now Available for Download
The Tire Industry Association (TIA) and Michelin Americas Truck Tires (MATT) have partnered to create a new training video for truck fleets. The 20-minute video titled "Wheel End Safety" is intended to provide maintenance personnel and drivers with installation and inspection guidelines to improve wheel-end performance and safety. It addresses a number of related topics, but the primary focus is to help fleets prevent wheel-off accidents and wheel-end fires.
TIA and Bridgestone Americas Team Up to Help Educate Consumers on Tires
Educational Video Available in Support of National Car Care Month
When replacing tires, do you know which tires are best for maximum performance and safety? If purchasing just two tires for a passenger car, should the new tires go on the front axle or the rear axle?
The Tire Industry Association (TIA), one of the leading authorities on tires and tire training, has teamed up with Bridgestone Americas business units Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations (BATO) and Bridgestone Retail Operations, LLC. (BSRO) to help consumers answer these and many other tire-related questions in a brief seven-minute video. Launched in support of April’s National Car Care Month, consumers may access the free video by visiting the TIA Web site (www.tireindustry.org), BATO's Web site (www.tiresafety.com), and BSRO's Web site (www.FirestoneCompleteAutoCare.com).
See Sean MacKinnon, TIA's Director of Automotive Training Development, talk about the importance and benefits of proper TPMS training.
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TIA and Alcoa recently finished a video project they have been working on for over a year that addresses potentially dangerous out-of-service conditions, as well as the issue of heat damage to disc wheels. Alcoa believes the heat damage issue is so important for technicians to be aware of that this video is FREE to TIA Members. For your free copy of the Disc Wheel Inspection video, please call Alcoa at 800-242-9898 option #2; be sure to let them know that you are a member of TIA and would like a complimentary copy of the video.
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TIA's new training and certification program is directed to technicians working in a typical retail tire dealership. This innovative web-based training for new hires and experienced tire service technicians is unprecedented in the industry. The Certified ATS Instructor seminar is a 4-day class.
In the event of an accident, the best protection for a tire dealer is documented proof of training for the technician who performed the service. Basic ATS is designed to meet that need for the more than 100,000 passenger and light truck tire service technicians working in more than 40,000 retail dealerships in North America alone.
Register online for ATS!
Automotive Tire Service (ATS) training & Certification Programs are available in two levels, the 400 level for Instructors and 300 level for Technicians. Additional information and online registration is available on each of these pages.
Basic Automotive Tire Service (ATS-200 Level)
New hires and experienced technicians require some form of documented training, and TIA's Basic Automotive Tire Service (ATS) Program is designed to meet that need. The self-study format is available in both VHS and DVD with a technician workbook. Basic ATS also includes a web-based component that utilizes an Interactive Compact Disc (ICD) to gain access to the video and high bandwidth exercises. With even a 28k modem, there is no waiting for downloads as the Internet connection simply directs the material on the ICD. The web-based component also includes a complete database management system that allows company administrators to monitor and download technician activity. A 12-month unlimited access subscription to the web-based portion of Basic ATS is included in every package.
• Order Basic ATS-200 (click here)!
ATS Certification is valid for two years, at which time you will receive notification from TIA that it is time to recertify. The Recertification Exam is available online, allowing you to take your exam anytime, anywhere within the window of availability. To take the online ATS Recertification Exam have the user name and password that was sent to you.
ATS Recertification Exam
More than 20,000 technicians currently have the advantage of the most comprehensive training and certification program in the industry. TIA's CTS Technician Program represents the first step in changing the image of the truck tire and wheel service industry. Companies that choose to invest in education send an important message to their customers and their employees by making safety a top priority. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Regulation 29 CFR 1910.177, requires any employee that handles truck tires and wheels must receive safety training and demonstrate their ability to perform the necessary tasks. By focusing on OSHA Regulations, manufacturer guidelines and industry recommended practices, TIA can deliver accurate technical information to the field, where it's needed most.
Register online for CTS!
Commercial Tire Service (CTS) training & Certification Programs are available in two levels, the 400 level for Instructors and 300 level for Technicians. Additional information and online registration is available on each of these pages.
Basic Commercial Tire Service (CTS-200)
TIA's Basic Commercial Tire Service (CTS) Training and Certificate Program is designed to meet the minimum federal training requirements for both new hires and experienced employees in need of documented training.
The Basic CTS Program is centered on 12 Modules. They include the step-by-step procedures and safety guidelines for demounting, mounting and inflating both single- and multi-piece tire and rim assemblies. TIA produced the videos in cooperation with the tool manufacturers, so students receive the most technically accurate and up-to-date practices using tools and equipment commonly found in the field. The program also focuses specifically on inspection procedures for identifying potential zipper ruptures in steel cord radial medium and light truck tires, and disc wheel and demountable rim service, maintenance and inspection procedures, respectively.
In addition to the DV, TIA's Basic CTS Program includes an Instructor's Guide with complete lesson plans and answers to the pretests. The Instructor's Guide corresponds directly with the Student Workbook (CTSSB-200, sold separately) and the DVD so it remains an important reference following the training.
• Order Basic CTS-200 (click here)!
CTS Certification is valid for two years, at which time you will receive notification from TIA that it is time to recertify. The Recertification Exam is available online, allowing you to take your exam anytime, anywhere within the window of availability. In preparation for the exam, take the CTS Practice Quiz as many times as needed. To take the online CTS Recertification Exam or the CTS Practice Quiz have the user name and password that was sent to you and select from one of the options below. The Exam and Practice Quiz are both available in English or Spanish.
Fleet Truck Tire and Wheel Training - In the Maintenance Facility
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Regulation 29 CFR 1910.177 requires documented training for all employees that handle truck tires and wheels in any way.
The TIA Custom Fleet Tire Training Program allows the fleet to combine classroom instruction and hands-on training in the maintenance facility for commercial and off-the-road tire service.
TIA's Fleet Tire Service OSHA Compliance Training Program is designed to meet the minimum federal training requirements for both new hires and experienced employees in need of documented training.
The following is a list of the number of individuals trained through TIA's Training Programs since 1997:
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TOTAL TIA TRAINED INDIVIDUALS: 42,418
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