Are you a PDR Technician wanting to stand out from the crowd?

Earn your Vale Certification!

Are you a PDR Technician wanting to stand out from the crowd?

Earn your Vale Certification!

What is the Vale certification?

HM Verified is an approved testing administrator for the Vale certified paintless dent repair (PDR) test. This is an established protocol utilized primarily in the automotive industry to ensure the highest standard in paintless dent repair skills are deployed. Testing procedures include using 3D scanning technology to measure dent removal in terms of microns (within 1/1000th of a millimeter). With the proper use of these protocols, highly skilled PDR technicians do not damage vehicles and help to retain pre-loss value at typically lower cost than traditional autobody repair procedures. The Vale certified PDR test is a timed evaluation of actual paintless dent repairs on steel and aluminum panels using a state-of-the-art, digital-optic surface measurement device.

What do I have to do to become Vale certified?

You will be given 9 dents, varying in size from small to large, on both steel and aluminum. Those 9 dents need to be completed within 3 hours to earn the top-level Vale Certification, Master Craftsman.

Journeyman

Craftsman

Master Craftsman

If you are unable to finish all 9 dents in 3 hours you will be given the certification for the level in which you complete.

Speed is what stands in the way of the different levels of certification.

Whether or not you complete a repair is verified by our state-of-the-art digital optic surface measurement device.

What do I have to do to become Vale certified?

You will be given 9 dents, varying in size from small to large, on both steel and aluminum. Those 9 dents need to be completed within 3 hours to earn the top level of Vale Certification of Master Craftsman.

Vale certification is made up of three levels of skill. Each level represents 3 dents in the test. 

Journeyman

Craftsman

Master Craftsman

 

If you are unable to finish all 9 dents in 3 hours you will be given the certification for the level in which you complete. Speed is what stands in the way of the different levels of certification.

Whether or not you complete a repair is verified by our state of the art digital optic surface measurement device.

Why should I be certified?

The PDR industry has been a bit like the Wild Wild West since it began. There have not been many standards put in place to determine a technician is proficient at their trade. The Vale certification allows you to show the public, your hail broker, or your employer that you have taken the time to scientifically prove you can manipulate the metal back to its original form. It allows you to stand out from the crowd.

HM Verified believes the landscape of PDR is changing and more standards are going to be required. We believe the taming of the Wild West is inevitable and the only way, body shops and hail brokers will be able to work with the insurance companies will be to have qualified technicians that have proven they are skilled at their trade.

How much does the Vale certification cost?

$895

A $100 deposit is required. 

Where do I take the Vale certification?

Currently, the test is offered in Springfield, Mo but is available in other cities based on demand. See our testing schedule, below. 

You will bring everything you need to perform your dent repair with you, including your light. 

How long will it take to take the certification?

The time limit for the test is 3 hours. You will not have to stay the full 3 hours if you finish before the time limit is up. 

How much does the Vale certification cost?

$895

A $100 deposit is required. 

Where do I take the Vale certification?

Currently, the test is offered in Springfield, Mo but is available in other cities based on demand. See our testing schedule here.

How long will it take to take the certification?

The time limit for the test is 3 hours. You will not have to stay the full 3 hours if you finish before the time limit is up. 

Are you ready to become Vale Certified?

Pay Deposit
Pay In Full

Testing Schedule

All testing dates are located in Springfield, MO unless otherwise noted.

NOVEMBER 22, 2022

DECEMBER 9-11, 2022

JANUARY 19-21, 2023

MARCH 10-11, 2023

MARCH 31-APRIL 1, 2023

MAY 26-27, 2023

JUNE 10-11, 2023 DALLAS, TX

JULY 21-22, 2023

AUGUST 17-19, 2023

OCTOBER 6-7, 2023

NOVEMBER 17-18, 2023

DECEMBER 8-10, 2023

Book Certification Date