Next Certified ATS Advanced Instructor Class Set for Aug. 16-19 in Seattle

BOWIE, Md. – The Tire Industry Association is taking its highly-regarded Certified Automotive Tire Service (ATS) Advanced Instructor training to the Pacific Northwest in August. The in-person class will take place Aug. 16-19 in Seattle.

Tire techs are encouraged to register today as space is limited.

Certified ATS is a 300-level and 400-level certification program that provides in-depth and comprehensive instruction on the recommended procedures for servicing passenger and light truck tires. Those who successfully pass the four-day class will be certified as Advanced ATS Instructors, allowing them to certify ATS Instructors and Technicians in the field.

The class consists of 15 modules ranging from raising the vehicle, to tire and wheel assembly removal, to the relationship between torque and clamping force to the tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) relearn procedures on domestic and import vehicles. It also includes an exclusive module on Tire Conditions Analysis that uses images from TIA’s Passenger and Light Truck Tire Conditions Manual to educate technicians on the most likely reasons for common irregular treadwear patterns.

ATS instructor certification includes a TIA ATS Manual, TIA Certified ATS instructor certificate and 13 TIA certified ATS instructor uniform patches.

Certification is valid for two years, at which time instructors will receive notification from TIA that it is time to recertify. The Recertification Exam is available online, allowing for easy access anytime and anywhere within the window of availability.

Course tuition is $950. The tuition does not include hotel accommodations.

Additional Certified ATS Advanced Instructor classes are scheduled as follows:

  • Oct. 18 – 21 - Louisville, Ky.
  • Nov. 15 – 18 - Baltimore, Md
  • Dec. 6 – 9 - Charlotte, N.C.

For more information and to register, visit “training” on the TIA website, www.tireindustry.org. Contact Christine Hoogenboom at training@tireindustry.org with questions.