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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

NOCTI and Nocti Business Solutions (NBS) | Evaluated Learning Experience

Collision Repair/Refinishing - Teacher Test (5266)

Formerly Collision Repair/Refinishing - Teacher Test (5166)
NOCTI-Approved Area Test Centers throughout the United States.

September 2010 - December 2018.

Instructional delivery format: 
Proficiency exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Students will be able to: outline safety/environmental requirements in the collision repair industry; identify proper safety techniques for the use of shop equipment; identify fundamental practices in the collision repair industry; apply business practices within the collision repair industry; select, setup, and adjust MIG/GMAW, STRSW, and/or TIG welders; describe various types and uses of welding processes; use adhesive bonding procedures; diagnose primary and secondary structural damage, including stationary glass; replace and/or repair structural components; identify automotive plastics and proper repair procedures; diagnose primary and secondary non-structural damage; identify types of non-structural automotive glass; remove and replace automotive trim; Remove, install, replace, and align non-structural panels and ancillary components (headlamps, under-hood fuse boxes, etc.); identify basic steering and suspension components (tie rod ends, ball joints, steering racks, etc.); describe how collision damage affects basic suspension geometry; verify functions of electrical system and basic wiring repair (soldering, quick connectors, etc.); perform basic electrical diagnostic operations; identify painting and refinishing safety and environmental requirements; demonstrate surface preparation techniques, paint materials preparation and application techniques. Performance Component:  Welding (30%), Sheet Metal Repair (26%), Vehicle Measurement (9%), Refinishing (20%), and Masking (15%).


NOCTI teacher exams assess individuals' technical knowledge and skills in an online proctored proficiency examination format.  These assessments are used in a large number of states as part of the teacher licensing/certification process as they assess competency in all aspects of a particular industry.

Credit recommendation: 
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Automotive Collision Repair and Refinishing (11/13).