How to Become an EVfriendly
Certified Collision Repair Facility
A Program Developed and Administered by the Automotive Retailers Association and its Strategic Partners
Becoming an EVfriendly-Certified Collision Repair facility assures your customers that you and your employees are trained and qualified to care for EVs in a responsible and safe manner.
The Certification Process
To become an EVfriendly-Certified Collision Repair facility, there are four steps:
- Download and read the program guide
- Have all employees complete the applicable EVfriendly online training
- Download the self-audit checklist and ensure you can check all the applicable boxes
- Complete the online application and verification form, and pay the registration fee
EVfriendly offers a basic level EV awareness course dealing with EVs and their hazards, which is recommended. Additional external EV training for collision repair shops is recommended but not required. Collision repair shops that store salvage for ICBC are recommended to take the EVfriendly towing course, which includes instruction for EV storage.
Ready to begin?
All employees are required to complete the applicable EVfriendly online training courses before you proceed to Step 4. The training is hosted on the ARA Training Centre of Excellence website.
The checklist includes all of the questions included in the application form. By going through it in advance, you will be prepared with everything you need when you apply for certification in Step 4.
When you click the Submit button at the end of the application form, you will be sent to PayPal to pay the registration fee. You can pay by credit card, or with a PayPal account. The special introductory fee is $99+GST per business or business location for the first year. (After the first year, renewals are $399+GST for three years.)