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CCAR Fact Sheet
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Established in 1994, CCAR (the Coordinating Committee For Automotive Repair) is a nonprofit organization that provides online Safety, Environmental, and Hazardous Material training and best practice information to the automotive industry, the insurance industry, OEMs, career and technical schools, collision and automotive repair shops, governments, municipalities, and other organizations.

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Our Mission

The mission of CCAR is to provide consistent and compliant Safety, Pollution Prevention, and HazMat training, as well as Education and Environmental best practices for the global motor vehicle industry.   


Our Products

Environmental and Safety courses – Mechanical Service or Collision Repair:
  • Developed in 2002, it is based upon EPA and OSHA training standards
  • Reviewed regularly by alliance partners (EPA and OSHA) for ongoing improvements
  • Addresses OSHA/EPA issues specific to mechanical service and collision repair
  • Has been incorporated by several major automobile insurance companies as a requirement for their Direct Repair Programs (DRP)
  • Used by more than 6,000 repair facilities across the U.S.


Environmental and Safety courses – Schools:
  • Became the fastest voluntarily adopted curriculum ever in vocational/career schools in the United States
  • Sponsored by Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., for its T-TEN schools
  • Adopted by American Honda Motor Company for its Professional Automotive Career Training (PACT) program
  • Incorporated in major student technician competitions:
    • National Automotive Technology Competition for high school students held in conjunction with the New York International Auto Show
    • SkillsUSA National Championships for automotive service technology students


Environmental and Safety courses – Claims Staff:
  • Developed at the request of the automobile insurance industry
  • Focuses specifically on the needs of field staff (appraisers, adjusters, etc.)


  • Introduced in 2005 to address Department of Transportation (DOT) requirements for Hazardous Materials training
  • Developed in cooperation with the North American Automotive HazMat Action Committee (NAAHAC) whose members include:
    • American Honda Motor Co., Inc.        
    • Mercedes-Benz USA
    • BMW of North America, LLC     
    • Mitsubishi Motor Sales America
    • Chrysler Corporation       
    • Nissan Motor Manufacturing Corporation USA
    • Toyota Canada Inc.
    • General Motors Corporation   
    • Toyota Motor Manufacturing N.A., Inc.
    • Honda of America Manufacturing, Inc.        
    • Toyota Motor Sales
    • Hyundai Motor America
    • Volkswagen Canada Inc.
    • Kia Motors America, Inc.           
    • Volvo Cars of North America, LLC                                                     
  • Designed for individuals working in the automotive industry to gain clear and accurate understanding of HazMat handling regulations
  • Helps dealerships, distribution centers and other facilities avoid costly violations





  • Since 1995, CCAR has operated CCAR-GreenLink®, the National Environmental Compliance Assistance Center for Auto Repair, in cooperation with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • This free, web-based service provides a wide range of compliance and best practice information specifically for the auto repair industry



  • CCAR’s Alliance Agreement with the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) works to develop best practices for those who work on or around vehicles to help protect employees’ health and safety
  • The agreement was first signed in 2004 and renewed in 2006 and 2008



  • HazMatU is an e-learning program for automotive dealers to address U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) training requirements for the handling of Hazardous Materials
  • CCAR helped develop HazMatU at the request of the North American Automotive HazMat Action Committee, a group of regulatory compliance specialists representing the major automotive manufacturers in North America
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