Train Smarter, Not Harder

ARA University is the industry’s premier online training for automotive recyclers, providing video-based courses specific to an employee’s work to supplement your hands-on training.

Your Business

The ARA University curriculum provides your employees with a training tract that will increase their skills and capabilities. The goal is to help them develop a career path within your company.

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The automotive recycling industry has become more complex as vehicles become more advanced. As a result, the demand for training that increases safety, efficiency, and profitability has become a vital need. ARAU is the industry’s training tool that can help your company productivity!

COMING SOON! New Course on Parts Grading & Parts Photo Standards!

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headshot Norm“We recently had OSHA in our facility, and they accepted all of the certifications from ARAU as part of their inspection. It saved us thousands of dollars which we would have had to spend to bring in outside consultants to get our staff certified and up to speed on OSHA Requirements.

It’s a valuable resource, and an asset to professional automotive recyclers and their staff!”

– Norman Wright, Stadium Auto Parts Inc.


The Automotive Recyclers Association is committed to keeping you informed during this COVID-19 crisis. Please reference these web pages for up-to-date info:

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Resources: Resources for COVID-19 CRISIS

Links: Links to Help Guide You During COVID-19

Orders: State & Provincial Orders for Essential Business and Stay at Home

NOW IS THE TIME to enroll in ARA University to educate your team on proper automotive recycling techniques. This free benefit is available to all ARA Members. Click here to ENROLL YOUR COMPANY TODAY!



ARA’s training partner, KPA is offering Free COVID-19 Training Courses.

To help organizations keep their employees and customers safe, we’re offering 5 FREE training courses.

 The courses cover the following topics:
• Coronavirus Awareness
• Housekeeping
• Basic First Aid Awareness
• Health and Wellness
• Hazard Communication

We’ve also developed a COVID-19 content pack that contains some great checklists and resources to keep your organization running smoothly. Access the free training courses HERE

ARAU Trains the Industry

ARA University is an online training platform specifically for the automotive recycling industry. With vehicle technology constantly changing, training is a necessity. ARAU has a fast-growing course catalog that is focused on keeping up with the rapid changes of the industry. The courses provide your team with valuable training, in areas like safety, sales & inventory.

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Benefits to your company & employees include:

  • Easy-to-use online platform with 24/7 access from a computer.
  • OSHA environmental & regulatory compliance training.
  • Nine training tracks that educate employees on best practices.
  • Management reports to track & document an employee’s progress.
  • Employees train at their own pace with their own portal access.
  • Aids employee recruitment & retention through advanced training.

Registration is fast and easy. Click here to find out more.

Protect Your Business

ARA University is your GO-TO industry tool & resource for ARA members, providing easy access to:

  • Industry-Specific Training
  • Compliance Certifications
  • Reduction in Safety Risks
  • Educational Webinars
  • Access to Related Training


Featured Training

ARA Recycled Parts Guide

Thousands of estimates and repair orders are written every day that include recycled parts. This popular training is intended to help define the expectations and suggest performance standards for estimator expectations, buyer expectations and seller expectations.

Career Training for Excellence

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  • Inventory Specialist
  • Plant Production
  • Sales Training
  • Health, Safety & Compliance
  • Inventory Procurement-Buyer
  • Management Training
  • Owner, CEO, President Training
  • Business Administration
  • Career Skills

What Recyclers are Saying ...

Have you had an industrial accident at your facility? If you haven’t, you will. Are you prepared? Are you prepared to avoid the accident in the first place by pro-actively training your people and removing safety hazards from the workplace?

We have used ARAU since nearly its inception. We schedule all of our employees with courses specifically selected for their role in our companies. Each of those employees is required to retake the course 1 time per year. The amount of courses ranges from 50+ for the management team to just over 20 for our full service sales team. This may be considered “overkill” by some. If you think that may be so, I refer you again to the questions I asked above.

– Dan Snyder, Snyder’s Certified Auto and Truck Parts & Wrench-A-Part Self Service Auto Parts

Want to Join ARA University Today?

ARAU provides skill-specific training applicable to job functions in automotive recycling facilities with over 40 Video Courses and Webinars available for access 24/7 on a desktop or laptop computer and most mobile devices … And more training coming on the way.

ARA University is now included in the Automotive Recyclers Association Member Benefits. This valuable tool is just click away to enroll your company! It’s that easy!

Click ENROLL NOW to take advantage of all that ARAU has to offer!

Non-ARA Members – You can still join ARAU for a monthly fee … but why waste money when ARA Membership offers this training portal and so much more! Email today to find out more about ARA Membership or go to

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