About

Keep your car looking brand new without spending a ton of money. 

Join Jon Delieu, who chronicles his car detailing journey on the YouTube channel Forensic Detailing, as he teaches you how to properly care for your car, inside and out.  

Whether you are a car enthusiast, professional driver or just want to give your ride some TLC, our car detailing course will teach you how to handle your car like a professional.

After finishing this course, you will be able to start your own car detailing business and attract customers with your impeccable car maintenance and care skills.

Requirements

International Open Academy courses are designed for anyone with an interest in learning. No formal qualifications are required to study with us. Our courses are suitable if you want to learn new skills, start a new career, or if you’re already working in a particular industry and wish to upgrade your talents and enhance your resume. 

Lessons

Module 1: Introduction 

  • Meet Jon Delieu: Detailer, automotive vlogger, product tester, and YouTuber
  • Course overview
  • What is detailing and why is it important?
  • More than metal: The various surfaces used in cars
  • Understanding the chemicals used in car detailing
  • What tools do you need to detail cars?

Module 2: Properly Detailing Car Exteriors

  • A complete introduction to the car washing process
  • What is the difference between a prep wash and a maintenance wash?
  • How to properly prep wash a car
  • How to properly safe wash a car
  • The importance of safely drying a car
  • How to detail an engine bay
  • Cleaning alloy wheels and tires

Module 3: The Complete Guide to Decontamination

  • What is decontamination?
  • Inspecting for contamination buildup
  • What tools do you need to remove decontamination?
  • A practical demonstration of decontamination

Module 4: Perfect Machine Polishing

  • Why do you need to machine polish cars?
  • What tools do you need to properly machine polish a car?
  • A practical demonstration of machine polishing 

Module 5: Properly Detailing Car Interiors 

  • Should you detail the interior before or after washing?
  • Vacuum like a pro: Interior dust extraction
  • How to clean every interior surface of your car
  • The fundamentals of automotive leather care
  • How to clean upholstery 
  • How to clean automotive glass

Module 6: Last Stage Protection

  • Why do you need last stage protection?
  • Wax, Sealant and Ceramic: What is the difference?
  • How to dress a tire
  • An overview of other detailing services
  • Thank you and goodbye 

Career

Who is this course for

  • All car owners who want to take good care of their investments
  • Professional drivers who want to keep their rides spic, span and gleaming
  • Car sales professionals who want to impress customers with the quality of their cars
  • Anyone interested in starting their own auto detailing business

Career path

Take your first step towards working in the automotive or driving industries

No matter what your profession, impress your clients and customers with the care and detail you put into your car

Certification

You will be required to complete each lesson in full, and answer exams at the end of each course module. If your pass rate exceeds 55% on each exam then you will receive a certificate of completion, to recognize your achievement. You can immediately download your PDF course certificate from IOA.

Most of our courses will earn you credits through Continuing Education (CE) / Continuing Professional Development (CPD). CE/CPD points are accepted and recognized by professional member bodies and academic institutions across the US and internationally.

All courses are accredited by the International Council for Online Educational Standards (www.icoes.org). When successfully completing a course, students can choose to purchase an ICOES certificate that recognizes the achievement, from this third-party institution.

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    About

    Keep your car looking brand new without spending a ton of money. 

    Join Jon Delieu, who chronicles his car detailing journey on the YouTube channel Forensic Detailing, as he teaches you how to properly care for your car, inside and out.  

    Whether you are a car enthusiast, professional driver or just want to give your ride some TLC, our car detailing course will teach you how to handle your car like a professional.

    After finishing this course, you will be able to start your own car detailing business and attract customers with your impeccable car maintenance and care skills.

    Requirements

    International Open Academy courses are designed for anyone with an interest in learning. No formal qualifications are required to study with us. Our courses are suitable if you want to learn new skills, start a new career, or if you’re already working in a particular industry and wish to upgrade your talents and enhance your resume. 

    Lessons

    Module 1: Introduction 

    • Meet Jon Delieu: Detailer, automotive vlogger, product tester, and YouTuber
    • Course overview
    • What is detailing and why is it important?
    • More than metal: The various surfaces used in cars
    • Understanding the chemicals used in car detailing
    • What tools do you need to detail cars?

    Module 2: Properly Detailing Car Exteriors

    • A complete introduction to the car washing process
    • What is the difference between a prep wash and a maintenance wash?
    • How to properly prep wash a car
    • How to properly safe wash a car
    • The importance of safely drying a car
    • How to detail an engine bay
    • Cleaning alloy wheels and tires

    Module 3: The Complete Guide to Decontamination

    • What is decontamination?
    • Inspecting for contamination buildup
    • What tools do you need to remove decontamination?
    • A practical demonstration of decontamination

    Module 4: Perfect Machine Polishing

    • Why do you need to machine polish cars?
    • What tools do you need to properly machine polish a car?
    • A practical demonstration of machine polishing 

    Module 5: Properly Detailing Car Interiors 

    • Should you detail the interior before or after washing?
    • Vacuum like a pro: Interior dust extraction
    • How to clean every interior surface of your car
    • The fundamentals of automotive leather care
    • How to clean upholstery 
    • How to clean automotive glass

    Module 6: Last Stage Protection

    • Why do you need last stage protection?
    • Wax, Sealant and Ceramic: What is the difference?
    • How to dress a tire
    • An overview of other detailing services
    • Thank you and goodbye 

    Career

    Who is this course for

    • All car owners who want to take good care of their investments
    • Professional drivers who want to keep their rides spic, span and gleaming
    • Car sales professionals who want to impress customers with the quality of their cars
    • Anyone interested in starting their own auto detailing business

    Career path

    Take your first step towards working in the automotive or driving industries

    No matter what your profession, impress your clients and customers with the care and detail you put into your car

    Certification

    You will be required to complete each lesson in full, and answer exams at the end of each course module. If your pass rate exceeds 55% on each exam then you will receive a certificate of completion, to recognize your achievement. You can immediately download your PDF course certificate from IOA.

    Most of our courses will earn you credits through Continuing Education (CE) / Continuing Professional Development (CPD). CE/CPD points are accepted and recognized by professional member bodies and academic institutions across the US and internationally.

    All courses are accredited by the International Council for Online Educational Standards (www.icoes.org). When successfully completing a course, students can choose to purchase an ICOES certificate that recognizes the achievement, from this third-party institution.

    947 Students

    Guarantee

    Accredited