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Getting OE Certified for Calibrations

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Sept. 2, 2020—The industry has been inundated with information about ADAS capabilities, terminology, and of course, calibration. But what is being left out of the conversation is arguably the very first step—certification.

OEM certification status allows shops to stay up to date with the latest repair procedures, model specifications, software updates, and more directly from the auto manufacturer. But acquiring these prestigious certifications can be an elusive pursuit. 

ADAPT magazine has spoken with industry experts to give you a quick guide to choosing your OEM certification method. 

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The three pieces of unanimous advice given by each of our contributors were to first and foremost, recognize that calibration is not the next phase but the next frontier. Secondly, they suggest tracking which car models your shop is repairing the most as well as which repair is the most common. And lastly, regardless of how you obtain your certification, ensure there are enough of those vehicles in your area to service. 

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