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 Cypress College

Attendance is limited to the first 12 registrants.

Friday, September 22, 2017
5:00 PM

Cypress College
9200 Valley View St
Building Tech ED I-110
Cypress, CA
90630

Contact Ed Terwilliger, CD-SV, RT of Cypress College at:
Email: eterwilliger@cypresscollege.com
Phone: 714-504-1557


Phase I Exams at P&S Detail Products

Attendance is limited to the first 24 registrants.

Monday, October 2, 2017
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

P&S Detail Products
20943 Cabot Blvd
Hayward, CA
94545

Register Online


Phase I Exams at Professional Detailing Products

Attendance is limited to the first 12 registrants. Act now!

Tuesday, October 3, 2017
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Professional Detailing Products National Training Center
1128 Tuscarawas St W
Canton,OH
44702

Register Online or Contact Clint Hintz, CD-SV, RT of Professional Detailing Products at:
Email: chintz@pdp.com
Phone: 330-454-5105


Phase II Exams at Professional Detailing Products

Attendance is limited to the first 12 registrants. Act now!

Tuesday, October 10, 2017
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Professional Detailing Products National Training Center
1128 Tuscarawas St W
Canton,OH
44702

Register Online or Contact Clint Hintz, CD-SV, RT of Professional Detailing Products at:
Email: chintz@pdp.com
Phone: 330-454-5105


Phase I Exams at JL's Showroom Detailing, Inc.

Attendance is limited to the first 10 registrants. Act now!

Sunday, October 15, 2017
8:00 AM Check-In, Class 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

JL's Showroom Detailing, Inc.
515 S Wickham Rd
Melbourne, FL
32904

Register Online


Phase I Exams at Gulf Car Wash Car Care Expo

Wednesday, November 8, 2017
8:00 AM Check-In, Class 10:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Dubai World Trade Centre
Zabeel Halls
Dubai, UAE

Register Online


How do I sign up?

Click the link of each individual event or contact the hose 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

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