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


Phase I Exams at Mobile Tech Expo 2018

Saturday, January 27, 2018
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Caribe Royale
Orlando, FL

Register Online


Phase II Exams at Mobile Tech Expo 2018

Sunday, January 28, 2018
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Caribe Royale
Orlando, FL

Register Online (Please note: Registrants must have successfully completed Phase I.) 


Phase I & II Exams at Mobile Tech Expo 2018

Saturday, January 27 - Sunday, January 28, 2018

Caribe Royale
Orlando, FL

Register Online 


How do I sign up?

Click the link of each individual event or contact the host indicated 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

Phase II event pricing:
Members -  $200
Non-Members - $400

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

Want to join the IDA? Click here.