Certified Detailer One Day Intensive Program

The International Detailing Association is hosting intensive one-day Certification Seminars. Trainers can offer both Phase I (CD) and Phase II (CD-SV)  training at these events.

Phase I certification evaluates and affirms an experienced detailer’s technical knowledge and proficiency. Successful completion of the ten written exams, will grant the detailer the title of IDA Certified Detailer (CD). 

Phase II consists of a hands-on assessments that awards the detailer a title of IDA Certified Detailer, Skills Validated (CD-SV).

Current Schedule of Events

CD & SV Exams at Optimum Polymer Technologies

Phase I & II Event
Saturday, March 25, 2017
Sunday, March 26, 2017

Learn more here!

SV Exams at Professional Detailing Products

Phase II Event
1128 Tuscarawas St. West
Canton, OH 44702
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
9am - 3pm
Lunch/Refreshments Provided

Sign-up here!

CD Exams at Professional Detailing Products

Phase I Event
1128 Tuscarawas St. West
Canton, OH 44702
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
9am - 3pm
Lunch/Refreshments Provided

Sign-up here!

CD Exams at Detail Supply Plaza

Phase I Event
Detail Supply Plaza
127 S Vinewood Street
Escondido, CA 92029

Saturday, March 4, 2017
9am - 1pm
Lunch/Refreshments Provided

Sign-up here! 
or contact Detail Supply Plaza at: 
info@detailsupplyplaza.com
858-722-1135

CD Exams at Detail in Progress

Phase I Event
The Bay Club Hotel and Marina
2131 Shelter Island Drive
San Diego, CA 92106

Saturday, February 18, 2017
8:30am - 1:30pm
Breakfast/Lunch/Refreshments Provided

Sign-up here!

How do I sign up?

Click the link of each individual event above. You may also call the IDA office at (651)925-5526 to make your reservation and furnish your credit card information.

Why do it?

The IDA Certified Detailer designation is a great achievement and demonstrates a basic mastery of the knowledge and applied skills needed to be an accomplished detailing professional.

What does the program include?

The content of the day depends on whether the registrant is completing Phase I, II or both.

Phase I consists of an intensive one day course covering all aspects of detailing. At the conclusion of this course you will be required to take 10 exams, 10-20 questions each, covering these subject areas: Equipment, Chemicals, Glass, Interior Detailing, Leather, Paint Correction & Protection, Wheels & Tires, Prep Wash/Wash Bay, Detailing Terminology, Safety & Compliance. To become a “Certified Detailer” a passing grade of 80% is required. Our goal is to give you the knowledge and skills to be a “Certified Detailer”.

Phase II consists of a hands-on assessment under the supervision of an IDA Recognized Trainer.

General Program Costs:

Phase I event pricing:
Members -  $200
Non-Members - $400 (includes IDA membership)

Phase II event pricing:
Members -  $200
Non-Members - $400 (includes IDA membership)

Complete CD in One Day Event (Phase I & Phase II) pricing:
Members - $350
Non-Members - $700 (includes IDA membership)

Want to join the IDA? Click here.