I-CAR - Enhanced Curriculum/NATEF



Enhanced Curriculum/NATEF

The National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation, or NATEF, was founded in 1983 as an independent, not-for-profit organization with a single mission: To evaluate technician training programs against standards developed by the automotive industry and to recommend qualifying programs for certification (accreditation) by ASE, the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence.

I-CAR recognizes the needs of NATEF-accredited schools and will continue to support updates to our Enhanced Curriculum programs for our NATEF users in addition to our I-CAR® Professional Development Program™ -  Education Edition curriculum programs. Students who continue to study under the Enhanced Curriculum program will still have the opportunity to earn their I-CAR Platinum™ credentials through I-CAR’s Equivalency Testing. Subscribers to the Enhanced Curriculum will also continue to have access to the online Instructor’s Technical Support Site, including the NATEF crosswalk and tasks checklist.

PDP-EE vs. Enhanced Curriculum

  Enhanced Curriculum PDP-EE
Receive regularly updated courses
Instructor Support Site
Instructor Manual *
Quizzes *
Activities & Demonstrations *
Worksheets *
Post Tests *
Student Textbook *
Video Scripts *
Narration Scripts *
Library of Articles *
Instructor Training (2 classes per year) Available for additional cost
Intro to Collision Repair Series Available for additional cost
Common Core Standard for High Schools  
Teacher Guide for All Materials and Sequencing  
Students Performance Metrics and Evaluation Tools  
Banners / Wall Plaque / Web Recognition  
Student Career Records  
Student Achievement and Recognition  

* Printable PDF versions available on the Instructor Support Site