Certified Automotive Remarketer (CAR) Program Overview
The mission of CAR is to enhance and promote the profession of Vehicle Remarketing by providing the premier credential in the industry. Curriculum includes 20 courses in five units:
A test may be given only for courses where the student has enrolled and paid the appropriate fee. An online system contains all module materials for review and tests. Module materials can be reviewed online at your convenience prior to taking a tests. Testing sessions require proctors to be present, except for those who are taking the recertification test. Those taking the recertification test no longer need a proctor to take the test.
All tests other than recertification require proctored sessions that can be arranged as your schedule permits. Proctored testing opportunities will be available online and at all annual National Remarketing Conferences. See CAR Proctor requirements before scheduling a testing session. Online/remote proctoring is also available at certain scheduled times. See Online/Remote Proctor opportunities for more information on online proctoring.
Candidates have ONE year to complete testing for all 20 courses from the time that the candidate enrolls in the first course. CAR designations will be awarded during a formal ceremony at the IARA Summer Roundtable event. Certification is valid for three years and will need to be renewed every three years by passing a 40 question recertification exam.
CAR courses may be purchased as an entire set of 20, by Unit, or individually. To enroll and purchase a CAR course, Unit, or the entire set, view the list below and select Member if you are an IARA member, or Non-Member if you are not. To learn more about how to become a member of the IARA, visit our Membership section.
Online System Instructions
Online instructions are available for those taking CAR courses. CAR study materials are also available online once courses are purchased. A system logon ID is required to access the testing modules and proctors are required to be present during the online testing process. 48 hour notice, prior to testing, is required to for a proctor to obtain proctor credentials. See CAR Proctor requirements before scheduling a testing session for exams other than the recertification exam. For those who are already CAR certified and just need to view/print certificates or take a recertification test, see Recertification Instructions.