Q: Can anyone learn Paintless Dent Removal?.
A: This is better answered by the person who is asking the question. In order to learn Paintless Dent Removal, one must practice, practice and practice. This is an art form that is mastered over time.
Q: What is the most important advice you can give someone who might what to get into the PDR industry?
A: Paintless Dent Removal isn’t an easy skill to learn. It takes the right mind set and a person will get out of it what they put into it. It requires hundreds of hours of practice after school. If you question your drive and wonder if you are a self starter, save your money….we don’t want it. If you want to be able to compete with your competition with 5-10 years of experience in about a year, call us because we think we can show you how to.
Q: How long does the PDR training course take to complete?
A: Our PDR courses take 6 weeks to complete. After 6 weeks, graduating students will have the knowledge and skills that will allow them to further expand their talents once they go home to continuing learning.
Q: What is the difference between hail technician and route technician courses?
A: Route technicians do more of their work on door dings while hail technicians work mostly on hail damage. The difference can be compared to playing hockey and figure skating. Although you might be skating, you are using different techniques. You will learn both techniques in class but we will emphasize the area you plan on working.
Q: Where are the training facilities?
A: Minneapolis, MN and St Louis, MO
Q: What is the cost for the courses?
A: Technician programs are $2500 per week. Insurance Adjuster estimating class is $500. Estimating Hail Class for technicians cost $1000.
Q: Are tools offered in the course?
A: We don’t sell tools, we teach people how to fix dents. We show students that not all tools are worth buying. Students will have a chance to test different tools before buying them from different vendors.
Q: Why do you charge more than other PDR schools?
A: Like any secondary school, students get what they pay for. We are in business to teach people how to fix dents using PDR. If our students fail, we fail. We are more interested in the success of our students versus making money off them. Time and Time again, people go to a cheap school to learn basics over a 2 week program. When the student gets home, the cheap tools that were included with the class usually collect dust. Before you waste your money, ask yourself how can someone go to a school for 2 weeks and make as much money as a doctor? Give us 6 weeks and I think we can show you how you can.
Q: What if I don’t like doing PDR and I want to quit?
A: If anytime you feel that PDR isn’t for you, we will refund you a prorated amount of the unused portion of your training.
Q: Where do I work after training?
A: You are welcome to work where you can find work. We will provide you with a list of national hail companies if you are interested in hail work. We will also teach you how to sell yourself to dealerships, body shops, rental agencies, retail, fleet accounts and auto auctions. Learning PDR is just half of the battle. PDR University will teach you how to get the work when you are finished.
Q: Do you offer housing?
A: We have a number of affordable hotel accommodations just minutes away from both training facilities.