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Professional Associations, Organizations:   

AASHTO - American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials
URL: http://www.transportation.org/
AASHTO is a nonprofit, nonpartisan association representing highway and transportation departments in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. It represents all five transportation modes: air, highways, public transportation, rail, and water. Its primary goal is to foster the development, operation, and maintenance of an integrated national transportation system. [9/16]
ASA: Automotive Service Association
URL: http://www.asashop.org/
“The Automotive Service Association (ASA) advances professionalism and excellence in the automotive repair industry through education, representation and member services. Since 1951, the Automotive Service Association (ASA) has been the leading organization for owners and managers of automotive service businesses that strive to deliver excellence in service and repairs to consumers.” [9/16]
ASE: Automotive Service Excellence
URL: https://www.ase.com
The non-profit National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) works to improve the quality of vehicle repair and service by testing and certifying automotive professionals.  Download PDF Study Guides to the various ASE Certification Tests which contain test specifications, tasks lists, sample test questions, and training resources.  [9/16]
ABARI: Auto Body Association of Rhode Island
URL: http://www.abari.net
A statewide professional association committed to a rigid code of ethics to ensure the integrity of the collision repair industry and to serve the motoring public through honesty, quality and service. Site contains auto body repair locations, a dispute resolution center, legal information, industry alerts and more. [9/16]
Body Shop Business
URL: http://www.bodyshopbusiness.com/
News in the auto body repair world. Includes the emagazine. [9/16]
I-Car
URL: http://www.i-car.com
Formed by the collision industry in 1979, I-CAR, the Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair, is a not-for-profit training organization focused on education, knowledge and solutions for the Collision Repair Inter-Industry. [9/16]
NABC: National Auto Body Council
URL: http://www.nationalautobodycouncil.org/
A not-for-profit organization committed to the goal of improving the image of all dedicated collision industry professionals. [9/16]
Rhode Island Auto Body Repairers Directory
URL: http://auto-body-shops.regionaldirectory.us/rhode-island.htm
Lists auto body repair shops around the state of Rhode Island. [3/15]
Rhode Island Dept. of Business Regulation: Auto Body Licensing
URL: http://www.dbr.ri.gov/divisions/commlicensing/autobody.php
The Division of Commercial Licensing and Regulation is responsible for the “regulation and licensing of the auto body industry statewide.” The section also investigates complaints from consumers, the insurance industry and law enforcement. [9/16]
SCRS: Society of Collision Repair Specialists
URL: http://scrs.com/
Since 1982, the Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) has been the largest national trade association representing collision repair facilities across North America.  [9/16]

Topics and Issues:

The Center for Auto Safety
URL: http://www.autosafety.org/
Reference destination for auto safety topics concerning recalls, fires, auto complaints and more. [9/16]
PPG Automotive Coatings
URL: http://www.ppgautocoatings.com
PPG Automotive Coatings is focused on providing innovative solutions to automotive manufacturers worldwide. [9/16]
Safercar.gov
URL: http://www.safercar.gov/
Crash test results, rollover ratings, safety ratings. From NHTSA, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, US Dept. of Transportation.   [9/16]
Collision Repair Campaign to Reduce Air Toxics, EPA
URL: https://www.epa.gov/collision-repair-campaign
The Collision Repair Campaign's goal is to reduce exposures to toxic air pollutant emissions from collision repair shops. The Campaign also helps shops comply with EPA's National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Paint Stripping and Miscellaneous Surface Coating Operations at Area Sources Rule (i.e., the Auto Body Rule). EPA, Environmental Protection Agency.  [9/16]

Last updated 201704/AL