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CarFit Technician Training
Do you work with seniors? Consider taking the CarFit Technician Training!

People over 65 are the fastest-growing population in the United States. By 2030 there will be more than 30 million older drivers on our roads. Changes in vision, flexibility, strength, range of motion and even height may make older drivers less comfortable and reduce their control behind the wheel. Checking to see that the driver and their vehicle fit well together can be as important to safety as a mechanical checkup. CarFit gives older adults tools to help them stay on the road safely.

Classroom Training: Monday, December 12, 1pm – 5pm
CarFit Event: Tuesday, December 13, 9am– 1pm

Glendale Adult Recreation Center
201 E. Colorado St.
Glendale, CA 91205

What is a Technician?
Trained professionals will teach YOU how to lead an older driver through the 20 minute CarFit 12-point checklist. You will learn to recommend adjustments to make their vehicle “fit” better and enhance their safety.

Who can benefit from CarFit training?
Law enforcement, health care professionals and educators, Occupational Therapists, Driver rehabilitation specialists, driving instructors, traffic safety professionals, able-bodied seniors and those who provide services to seniors.

The benefits include:

  • FREE CarFit Event Technician training and certification hosted by the Automobile Club of Southern California, Glendale Adventist Medical Center, City of Glendale, Community Services & Parks, Glendale Police Department and State Senator Carol Liu 21st District
  • Enhanced services for your senior population

The commitment:

  • Attend the two-day training: December 12 and 13. Day 1 is classroom training and Day 2 is an actual CarFit event. Attendance at both days required!
  • Participate in CarFit Events throughout the year as a technician.
  • Promote CarFit priorities and goals.

Register online at www.car-fit.org. Click on the “CarFit Volunteers" tab. You will see a training schedule at the bottom of the page. Click on the December 12th training and complete the online form. Please fill in all fields completely. Any questions, please contact Denise Miller at (818) 409-8091.