ALI Certification Event Draws Nearly 100 People
Nov. 20, 2015—During the “Five Days to Victory” event held on the Cheyenne Campus of the College of Southern Nevada in Las Vegas on Nov. 1-5, nearly 100 people worked toward Automotive Lift Institute (ALI) Lift Inspector Certification.
The event, which was sponsored by ALI member manufacturers Challenger Lifts, Mohawk Lifts, Rotary Lift, and Stertil-Koni USA, was designed to help inspectors and inspection companies complete the steps required to achieve lift inspector certification in just five days.
“There are currently 360 ALI Certified Lift Inspectors available across North America who have been proven qualified to inspect any vehicle lift,” says R.W. “Bob” O’Gorman, ALI president. “But demand for ALI Certified Lift Inspectors continues to grow. Because it can be challenging for inspector candidates to find the time and resources to complete all of the requirements for certification on their own, several of our members agreed to work together for a second year in a row to provide this opportunity to get multiple steps done at once. I’m really proud of these ALI members for temporarily setting aside their competitiveness to focus on creating an event that helps make the vehicle repair industry safer for everyone.”
Depending on where they were in the certification process, event participants could attend an orientation workshop, participate in an all-day study group, take the course examination and or/perform the required 12 practical inspections of seven different lift types.
New to this year’s event was a cookout held Nov. 2. During the dinner, O’Gorman presented John Ventura, program director, with a plaque recognizing the College of Southern Nevada Cheyenne Campus for the Transportation Technology Department’s support of the event. ALI also donated $5,000 to the Nevada Board of Regents on behalf of the school.