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BMW is one of the world’s most recognized luxury brands, and our vehicles are consistently acknowledged for their leading-edge technology. BMW STEP is the most comprehensive BMW technician development program in North America, and our training provides students with outstanding, live, workshop-based, hands-on training. As a STEP student, you will work and train in a live workshop under the guidance of a BMW Technical Instructor gaining valuable hand skills and knowledge.

The Automotive STEP program is six months long. The Body and Paint program is nine months long.

The STEP programs are free to all attendees as long as they commit to accepting a one-year employment agreement with an authorized BMW dealership within the United States after graduation. Students must also be able to support themselves while attending the STEP program.

If you are relocating to attend STEP, it is your responsibility to secure housing.

Course & Career Questions

Yes, STEP students are compensated $15.00 an hour while in class.

Class start dates vary by location. There are multiple start dates throughout the year. Click here to visit our application portal for the latest start dates.

Graduates of the automotive program will graduate at the Certified level for BMW technicians. That is one level under Master certification. Graduates from the Body and Paint program will also graduate at the Certified level.

BMW STEP graduates are in high demand across the country, armed with an exclusive skill set to work on vehicles considered to be among the most advanced in the industry. While in class, we assist our BMW STEP students with job placement. Students also have access to STEP Connections, an internal job board where they can interact with interested dealerships.

Application Process

The requirements for the Automotive program are:

  • Graduate from the BMW FastTrack program or a post-secondary school (college or trade school with a diploma or degree in automotive technology) with a GPA of 3.0 or better.
  • Have a 95% attendance rate or better.
  • Have a clean driving record to BMW standards.
  • Provide a work portfolio.
  • Be able to pass a background check.
  • Students who did not complete the BMW FastTrack program will need to take and pass the BMW ASE 1 test.

The requirements for Body and Paint STEP are:

  • Graduate from a post-secondary school (college or trade school with a diploma or degree in collision repair) with a GPA of 3.0 or better or be currently employed as an entry-level body and paint technician at a BMW collision repair center.
  • Have a 95% attendance rate or better.
  • Have a clean driving record to BMW standards.
  • Be able to pass a background check.

Yes, once we receive and review your application and required document, a STEP Recruiter will contact you to set up an interview.

Click here to email your questions or message us on Facebook. A BMW STEP representative will respond as soon as possible.

Once you receive your acceptance to STEP you will be assigned a STEP Recruiter. Your STEP Recruiter will be with you every step of the way up to receiving your acceptance letter. Once your receive your acceptance letter, your instructor will reach out to you and continue to communicate and work with you through class to graduation.

BMW Melissa Reiher | BMW STEP

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