Paintless Dent Repair Training

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have any additional questions, give us a call at (904) 347-1065, or fill out our form.

Paintless Dent Removal Training Course Options

2 Day (Weekend)


  • Saturday and Sunday
  • 8 AM to 4 PM - 16 solid hours of training - No formal lunch break
  • No rush - but no wasted time

3 Day


  • Saturday, Sunday, Monday
  • 8 AM to 4 PM - 24 solid hours of training - No formal lunch break
  • Monday - A valuable extra day of guided practice


You might be the only one, but there will not be more than 2 students per session. This is important because Mike spends a lot of time helping each individual.

We have three choices available, depending on your needs. You will progress through planned steps designed to develop maximum skill as quickly as possible.


From the time you arrive at Smooth A Dent, Michael Parks is working for you. You are paying for both his knowledge and time.

The Weekend and 3 Day courses are from 8 AM - 4 PM, with only minimal breaks to give your eyes and muscles the rest they might need. 
The Introductory class is from 8 AM 12 PM.

Yes! You will work on every major panel of a car as the week progresses except the roof.
The program is designed to begin developing your skills on a hood.
We then move to dents on a real vehicle for you to practice those skills and address things like access, dent location, tool selection, etc.

This is true for each class except the Saturday Introductory Class

Yes, you will be given ideas on where and how to get and keep customers, how to keep costs low and stay profitable. After your training you will also be given ongoing support as needed for 1 full year at no additional charge.

You will receive a certificate of successful course completion.


Sorry, no we do not offer financing at this time.

The income opportunities in PDR can be substantial however no one can guarantee what an individual’s level of income will be. As with most things, your success will depend a lot on you and your own drive and perseverance.

We’ll help get you started and offer 1 full year of support after training at no additional charge.


Corrected vision is fine. You need to be able to see fine detail to at least about 4 feet.

You should be in generally good physical condition. You will have difficulty doing Paintless Dent Repair especially if you have physical issues. Issues that prevent you from griping tightly with your hands, bending low, twisting, or moving your head, neck, or shoulders at different angles and then holding in those positions.


To keep things simpler for us and keep your cost down we do not include tools, but will offer recommendations.  

It is best if you bring your own tools and accessories to training.

Some students borrow our tools during training to help them determine what they would like to buy at a later time.

Mike will make a recommendation if you want.

No. We have heard of and experienced other facilities that take advantage of a new students excitement and load them up with tools not suitable for a beginner.
We will not profit from selling tools.
It is understandable that you will need some guidance making a choice that is right for you.
Mike will make tool recommendations if you'd like.

We really do want you to be successful, both financially and as a PDR technician. So you will not feel any pressure to buy tools or accessories from us.

Yes. Mike will help you with tool selection but we no longer sell tools.

We really do want you to be successful, both financially and as a PDR technician. So you will not feel any pressure to buy tools or accessories from us.


In order to keep cost low, those prices are not added into our training.

There are two hotels conveniently located about 3.5 miles away.

La Quinta Inn & Suites
3199 Hartley Rd
Jacksonville, FL 32257
(904) 268-9999

Ramada Jacksonville Hotel & Conference Center
3130 Hartley Rd
Jacksonville, FL 32257
(904) 268-8080