Educational Providers are other automotive related non-proft organizations or
institutions of higher learning (trade schools, colleges, universities) with
automotive related programs and curriculum. These entities are approved
through NIADA's Education Department.
The American Recovery Association sponsors certification
programs for professionals in the field. These certifications include the
- Certified Collateral
Recovery Specialists (CCRS) designates members who have completed a
course of learning to further raise their standards of excellence.
- CRA (Certified Recovery
Agent) is a program developed for the field representatives working
for a CCRS. The CRA must complete on-the-job-training from the CCRS, take a
course on repossession laws and procedures (provided by the Society) and pass a
written test on the subject.
- The Certified Asset
Recovery Specialist™ (C.A.R.S.), National Certification program is
the first comprehensive national educational program developed for
professionals within the collateral recovery industry.
For more information, call us toll free at 866.996.RISC (7472), email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit us online at www.riscus.com.
of Finance and Insurance Professionals (AFIP)
The Association of Finance and Insurance Professionals was
established to support dealership F&I personnel and the lenders and vendors
that support the F&I trade. AFIP Provides a professional certification
program for NIADA members. To learn more about becoming a Certified F&I
Professional, visit www.afip.com
or call 817-428-2434.
"Education Ally" is an organization that shares our commitment to
expanding consumers’ understanding of the vehicle financing process, and is
working with AWARE to disseminate this information. Unlike AWARE members,
Education Allies are not directly involved in providing or facilitating auto
Niada has recently been named an AFSA AWARE education ally. Please visit the AWARE website for additional information by clicking HERE.
University has main campuses located in Midland, Michigan, Cedar Hill, Texas
and West Palm Beach, Florida. It is a private, fully accredited university
offering various degree programs that prepare students for a successful career
in the automotive industry. Northwood’s partnership led to the development of
NIADA's acclaimed Certified Master Dealer™ program in 2001, and continues
to recognize those classroom hours as potential credits that may be applied to
a dealer’s degree plan. Annually, key members of the Northwood staff
assist NIADA in selecting the National Quality Dealer of the Year and NIADA’s
Regional Scholarship recipients.
information about Northwood University go to their website, www.northwood.edu or call