PDR FAQsPDR FAQs: Paintless Dent Repair Frequently Asked Questions

We are often asked the following questions related to the PDR industry. We hope you find them to be useful. If you still have questions that are unanswered, feel free to contact us.

WHAT DOES “PDR” STAND FOR?

One of the most asked PDR FAQs is, “What does “PDR” stand for?” PDR stands for Paintless Dent Repair. PDR has been around since the 1950’s and was used in its crudest state with old style body picks on the production line of automobile manufacturers and later gained traction in the late 80’s as a refined method of dent repair for hail, door dings and minor dents.

IS PDR DIFFICULT TO LEARN?

Yes and No. Yes it can be challenging and quite frustrating to learn PDR if you try learning from You Tube or equally as worse, online courses. On the other hand, the answer is No, if you elect to learn by a qualified PDR instructor from The Paintless Dent School, we will walk you through each step of the process, in a hands-on learning environment providing the necessary techniques with guided lessons to ensure you learn PDR in the most efficient manner possible.

WHAT’S THE COST OF PDR TRAINING?

The cost of get started depends on the length of training you require and what equipment package you choose. There are cheap tools and training and high quality tools and training. At the Paintless Dent School, we can tailor fit the cost of training to fit every budget and all PDR Training and Tools are fully guaranteed to meet your satisfaction or there is no charge.

WHY SHOULD I CHOOSE TO LEARN PDR FROM PAINTLESS DENT SCHOOL FOR MY PAINTLESS DENT REPAIR TRAINING?

Our School is State Licensed. Our instructors have a combined experience of over 100 years between them. Our training campus is designed for learning and professionally equipped for teaching. We don’t service retail customers, take you to an auto auction or used car lot to generate money while juggling the teaching process. Other companies choose to sacrifice quality training by offering low prices to bring you in. Each instructor is a PDR expert, with between 16-24 years of teaching credentials.

WHAT’S THE COST OF PDR TRAINING?

The cost of get started depends on the length of training you require and what equipment package you choose. There are cheap tools and training and high quality tools and training. At the Paintless Dent School, we can tailor fit the cost of training to fit every budget and all PDR Training and Tools are fully guaranteed to meet your satisfaction or there is no charge.

WHAT IS A “TRAINING MILL”?

The Paintless Dent School is the farthest thing from a training mill. Our entire staff are leading experts in all facets of PDR and are not only the best teachers in the art of PDR, but are incredibly skilled at repairing hail, creases, big dents, pressure dents and every dent imaginable. Your success in the PDR trade is our only concern!

IS PDR DIFFICULT TO LEARN?

Yes and No. Yes it can be challenging and quite frustrating to learn PDR if you try learning from You Tube or equally as worse, online courses. On the other hand, the answer is No, if you elect to learn by a qualified PDR instructor from The Paintless Dent School, we will walk you through each step of the process, in a hands-on learning environment providing the necessary techniques with guided lessons to ensure you learn PDR in the most efficient manner possible.

WHAT MAKES THE PAINTLESS DENT SCHOOL TRAINING DIFFERENT THAN OTHERS?

The main difference is we are a nationally recognized State Licensed training school. We’ve been training for over 20 years. Our state-of-the-art training center is flat out incredible, with student lounges, a computer room, lunch area, climate controlled training center with all the trimmings and all the latest tools to make learning PDR easier than ever. It is complete in every way. We have designed exercises and patented training aids to help shorten your learning curve.

IS THERE ANY SORT OF PDR CERTIFICATION?

As the nations only State Licensed PDR Vocational School, we provide a certificate of completion to each graduate which is recognized by all insurance companies as the premier learning center for PDR.

WHAT IS YOUR PDR CLASS SIZE AND STUDENT TO INSTRUCTOR RATIO?

All PDR Training is conducted in very intimate setting with 3-1 student to instructor ratio. PDR Training classes run each week.

HOW LONG ARE THE COURSES?

As long as you want them to be; Typical courses range from 5-10 days, with the 5-day program designed for technicians with prior paint and body shop experience. All customers are invited back any time for advanced training and weekend workshops.

WHERE ARE THE CLASSES LOCATED?

Our PDR Classes and PDR Certification Courses are conducted in our state of the art PDR Training facility in various parts of the USA. Currently located in California and Missouri, we will have Paintless Dent Repair training schools in New York, Texas, Florida and Ohio.

WHAT IF I NEED MORE TRAINING?

All Paintless Dent Repair School graduates are welcome back at anytime for skills assessment, advanced training, hail specific classes and certification courses.

ARE PDR TOOLS INCLUDED WITH THE CLASS?

The way we have structured our tools and training programs allow you to customize the specific length of time with the exact PDR Tool package that fits your time available for training a nd budget. You will train with our shop tools and we will ship you brand new in the box your specific tools, accessories and glue pullers selected.