New Online COVID-19 Resources and Training for ALL Automotive Service Technology Learning Institutions

August 19, 2020 

Palatine, Illinois 


New Online COVID-19 Resources and Training for ALL Automotive Service Technology Learning Institutions




CCAR (The Coordinating Committee for Automotive Repair) is pleased to announce the release of COVID-19 best practice guidelines and online training for automotive technology educators. Two (2) COVID-19 online learning modules are available NOW as part of the E-Safety suite authored by CCAR and hosted by Electude.


Mastery of the complex skills required for success in automotive-based careers requires rigorous in-shop and in-person tasks. This makes social distancing and disinfecting protocols challenging for teachers and students. Our belief is that educators must plan to emphasize the hands-on lab part of the course for their in-person instruction and strive to move other aspects of courses online, as outlined in our guidelines.


Recognizing the need for comprehensive  resource materials to support automotive educators, CCAR is pleased to offer:


  • Automotive Service Technology Pandemic Guidance, with strategies to create a blended learning environment that helps to keep students and staff safe, reserves in-person school time for hands-on training and provides guidance for conducting classrooms and lectures online
  • Best practices for shops and labs, including a COVID-19 Lab & Shop Process Acknowledgement that focuses on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and social distancing
  • COVID-19 Recommended Supplies for Schools
  • COVID-19 Participant Questionnaire, to be used at the beginning of each in-person day
  • A COVID-19 Touch Point Cleaning Checklist
  • Innovative, interactive COVID-19 online learning modules specifically written for professionals in the automotive field(s)
  • Ongoing guidance as the impact of COVID-19 evolves



CCAR received valuable assistance in developing this program from their partner Electude, with whom they built E-Safety, a comprehensive automotive online safety program and credential. Thomas Snyder, chief commercial officer of Electude said ”we are excited that CCAR has taken on developing these standards. We have not before found guidelines focused specifically on how automotive educators are to manage during the pandemic.”





Added Charlie Ayers, president of CCAR, “We are sincere in our hope that our guidelines and supporting materials are of value to automotive educators and the challenges they face in delivering instruction during the pandemic. And we are delighted that Electude is such a willing and enthusiastic partner. They worked with us in development of the guidelines as well as taking our existing automotive-based safety resources and expand them to include COVID-19 learning modules within the E-Safety platform.”


For more information, please visit or contact CCAR at 888.476-5465, and/or Electude at 620.282-8693.



About Electude: Electude ( is the world’s leading automotive e-learning company, built on thirty years of experience in providing students with the most effective, engaging and enjoyable method of learning. Electude prides itself on equipping instructors with the techniques, tools and training needed to give students the best educational experience possible. With clients in over 60 countries spread over six continents, Electude is a true educational innovator that provides the most comprehensive and effective automotive e-learning solution available.



About CCAR: The Coordinating Committee for Automotive Repair (CCAR) is a non-profit organization with a focus on the automotive industry and its needs for safety and hazardous material compliance and training. Founded in 1994 with grant funding from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), CCAR is also one of the original Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) Alliance partners and is the only OSHA Ambassador focused on providing safety best practice information to the automotive collision and repair industries. CCAR has twice been recognized by the ASE Training Managers Council (ATMC) with their “National Excellence in Training” award and was chosen by the North American Hazmat Action Committee (NAAHAC) to develop hazardous material-handling training courses. To learn more about CCAR and its programs, please call 888.476.5465 or visit


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