Introduction to Diagnostics and Scan Tools

Course Code


Estimated Duration

1 hours

Course Type

Online Self Study

Price (CRA Membersmbrs)

$99.00 +gst

Price (Non CRA Membersmbrs)

$109.00 +gst

Introduction to Diagnostics and Scan Tools

This is a self-study online course with audio that will be loaded within 24 hours onto your myI-CAR Login when registering for this course.
You will need your myI-CAR username and password to access the course. Once you have started the delivery this can be paused and resumed at any time. For a brief overview video on how this works click here.

Introduction to Diagnostics and Scan Tools provides the student with an introduction to the various safety system technologies found on today’s cars and the importance of performing pre- and post-scans based on the required trouble codes and calibration requirements of each system. The course discusses how Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for diagnostics and scans can be beneficial to a repair facility followed by an introduction of the various scan tools available and what their capabilities are.

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • List OEMs that require scans and calibrations
  • Describe the various safety systems on modern vehicles
  • Understand how using standard operating procedures can benefit the entire shop
  • Use the collision advantage to help identify hidden electrical damage
  • Determine the basic differences between OBD II and OEM codes
  • Determine when OEM scan tools are required
  • Recognize that they can perform diagnostics in-house, have a technician that travels between facilities (MSO), use remote diagnostics with OEM software, or sublet to an independent diagnostics-specialists
  • Describe why maintaining good vehicle voltage for scans and troubleshooting is important
  • Understand the limitations of electrical system self-diagnostics

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