TIA Announces 2015 Commercial Tire Service Instructor Training and Certification Classes

Bowie, Md. – The Tire Industry Association (TIA) has announced the schedule for the 2015 Certified Commercial Tire Service (CTS) Instructor Training and Certification Classes in Baltimore, Md. and Denver, Colo.

TIA’s Certified CTS Instructor Program exceeds the minimum training requirements established by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and includes all aspects of truck tire and wheel service including OSHA regulations, mounting/demounting/inflation, torque, puncture repair, balancing, road service and much more. The CTS Instructor Course is a train-the-trainer model that combines classroom and hands-on demonstrations, giving the students the tools and knowledge they will need to impart that information on their tire service technicians.

“By using a train-the-trainer model, the program gives commercial tire dealers the flexibility to train one employee and then have that employee hold training classes for others at a time when it is most convenient. Dealers can comply with OSHA regulations and establish a qualified workforce without the expense of extensive travel,” said TIA Senior Vice President of Training Kevin Rohlwing.

TIA offers both a 4-day and a 3-day program. The 4-day students arrive on Tuesday and participate in one full day of hands-on training. Each student will physically demount, mount, install, remove and repair a tubeless truck tire. On Wednesday, the 4-day students join the 3-day students for classroom instruction and hands-on demonstrations. Participants with less than two years of hands-on commercial truck tire experience must register for the 4-day class. Those with more than two years of experience may register for either class option.

Baltimore classes are held at the Community College of Baltimore County in Catonsville, Maryland and Denver classes are held at Lincoln College of Technology in Aurora, Colorado. Both schools are convenient to the Baltimore-Washington (BWI) and Denver International airports. TIA has negotiated special hotel rates in both cities that include shuttle service to and from the airports and the colleges, eliminating the need for rental cars.

The 2015 CTS Instructor Training schedule is as follows:

Baltimore (3-Day)                  Baltimore (4-Day)

March 11 - 13                         March 10 - 13
June 3 - 5                                June 2 - 5

October 21 - 23                       October 20 - 23


Denver (3-Day)                      Denver (4-Day)

April 29 – May 1                      April 28 – May 1

September 30 – October 2     September 29 – October 2

December 16 – 18                  December 15 - 18

For more information or to register, www.tireindustry.org/training or contact Chris Hoogenboom at choogenboom@tireindustry.org or 800-876-8372 x106.