(Click picture for a larger image.)
If you want to become a certified 4-Wheel Drive Instructor or just want to challenge yourself to a higher level, we
offer a 3 day Instructors clinic. The class reviews the fundamentals to make sure everyone is on the "same page"
with understanding and terminology. During the 3 days you will cover:
- Driving skills
- Recovery techniques
- Vehicle components,
- Vehicle concepts and dynamics
- Environmental concerns and
- Adult education concepts & issues.
This clinic is not sufficient for you to pass the I4WDTA Certification and is not a guarantee of passing.
You need years of prior experience and a wide range of knowledge to draw on for the certification process.
It does give you a tune up of your skills, validate your knowledge, and help you assess your current readiness -
Perhaps pointing out areas requiring more study and experience. It provides you with a multitude of ideas and tips.
The clinic is taught by one or more certified instructors who have many, many years of experience teaching 4-wheel drive to recreationalists,
the military and industry. Students with virtually every type of 4WD and SUV currently on the market in the
United States have attended their clinics. This includes the military H1 & MAT-V, full size pickup trucks and vans, SUVs, 4WDs and even a few
All-Time 4WD vehicles such as the Subaru.
You need to bring to the clinic your course outline for the 4-wheel drive clinic you teach or propose to teach. You should
bring all the props, forms, and other materials you use to teach a basic 4-wheel drive clinic. Also bring a well prepped
4-wheel drive vehicle with your recovery gear, navigation equipment, and mechanics tools normally carried. The vehicle should have
necessary safety equipment such as first aid and fire extinguisher.
If you plan to become a certified instructor, you need to submit an application to I4WDTA along with your credentials.
You can find the necessary information on the I4WDTA web site
Click on the link "Joint I4WDTA".
The clinic is held within 100 miles of Los Angeles, CA
The class is limited to 8 individuals.