Course Descriptions


Automotive Tire Service (TIA Course)

This two-day seminar is designed specifically for automotive technicians with the focus on passenger tire service. TECH stresses the importance of proper repair procedures for standard passenger, high performance and run flat tires. The second portion of the seminar includes the Tire Industry Association (TIA) Basic ATS program. Basic ATS meets the need for documented training of new and experienced automotive technicians. This section includes basic principles of tires and wheels, mounting and demounting using center post and rim clamp machines, balancing, using a lift, and proper torque procedures. An additional course has been added to cover servicing tires with Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems. Students who meet TECH’s hands-on requirements and pass the written exam will receive the TECH Authorized Nail Hole Certificate. Basic ATS and TPMS training certificates will be issued from TIA.



Commercial Tire Service Certification (TIA Course)

Join more than 9,000 TIA Certified Technicians that are recognized as true professionals in the industry.

The first day of this course covers tire construction, tire inspection, proper repair procedures with hands-on training. Day two includes OSHA Standard CFR 1910.177, multi-piece rim matching, zipper ruptures, road service guidelines, wheel service, mounting, demounting and inflation. Attending technicians will be required to take the TIA Commercial Tire Service Technician exam. Those who pass will receive TECH’s Authorized Nail Hole Repair Technician Certificate and arm patches, as well as a certification from TIA as a Certified Commercial Service Technician. Certified CTS Technicians and the tire dealership they represent will be listed in the online TIA Certified Tire Service Directory. There is one requirement for the CTS training from TIA.

Two-day course. All participants must have one year of tire experience.



Off The Road (OTR) Section Repair

The three-day OTR Section Repair Seminar covers tire construction, tire inspection and the section repair of bias and radial Off-The-Road tires.

In this seminar we also discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the different curing systems available and how to use these systems. Customers who pass this course receive TECH’s Authorized OTR Repair Technician certificate.



Truck Section Repair Seminar

This three-day class covers nail hole and section repairs on medium truck tires. The course also covers the latest procedures for repairing inner liner blisters and self-sealing tires.

Classroom theory will also include information on tire construction and zipper ruptures. All students are required to complete hands-on demonstrations and a written exam. If the attending students pass the written exam and complete all of the hands-on requirements, they will receive TECH’s Authorized Section Repair Technician certificate.


Industrial Belt Repair Seminar

We also offer two-day training course covering conveyor belt repair, splicing, and cold bonding with our pulley lagging and rubber lining. Select the best rubber for a specific application and more, featuring our PANG Industrial line of products.