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Skills you won’t learn anywhere else

Best way to learn about BMW is on a BMW! Instructors will supervise and teach in one of our national workshops.

Class is five days a week, four days in the workshop and one day in the training center.

Students are hired as temporary employees of BMW.

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90% hands-on learning in a live workshop environment

Instructors will teach in one of our national workshops.

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Earn while you learn

Compensated $15.00 an hour while in class.

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BMW specific training and knowledge

Helping to advance your career with the latest BMW standards.

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Graduate at the Certified Level

One step below Master.


Course Overview

A BMW Technician career begins with the right STEP. The BMW Automotive Service Technician Education Program (STEP) prepares people interested in a career as a certified BMW or MINI Technician at one of our many dealers in the United States.

  • Live hands-on BMW repair center experience.
  • Repair order-based fundamentals and understanding.
  • Locating and analyzing BMW repair instructions and wiring diagrams.
  • Overview of BMW technology and features.
  • BMW warranty philosophy and policy.
  • Understanding and practicing key components of the warranty process required by BMW NA.
  • BMW warranty philosophy and policy.
  • Demonstrate how to work safely in a workshop environment including Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Material.
  • Safety Data Sheets (MSDS).
  • BMW Special Tool understanding and usage.
  • BMW Invisible Service MPI process.
  • All BMW required maintenance services.
  • Assess condition and perform basic to moderate tasks related to vehicle maintenance and repairs.
  • Search for and observe and implement BMW Service Bulletins/Repair Actions.
  • Repair order-based fundamentals and understanding.
  • Digital Volt Ohm Meter and IMIB usage.
  • Proper voltage supply and voltage drop measurements.
  • Locate electrical schematics and perform basic DVOM measurements.
  • Perform dynamic electrical measurements.
  • Repair order-based fundamentals and understanding. BMW HVAC system fundamentals, inspection, and repair.
  • Complete braking system diagnosis and repair.
  • Repair order-based fundamentals and understanding
  • Analyze and repair BMW Chassis Dynamics.
  • Brake by Wire fundamentals, inspection, and repair.
  • BMW Multi Link suspension identification and repair.
  • 2 and 4 wheel air suspension systems.
  • TPMS systems diagnosis and repair.
  • Explore internal movements of BMW engines.
  • Observe BMW engine internal components.
  • Repair order-based fundamentals and understanding. Engine sub-systems fundamentals, inspection, and repair.
  • Engine timing inspection and repair.
  • Perform technical checks on BMW engines.


Application is easy with these 3 simple steps:

1Review the program requirements.

Apply online or in person if a recruiter visits your school

2Complete and submit application.

Apply 6 months prior from course start date.

3Wait to hear back!

A STEP Recruiter will be in contact with you once your application has even received.

Program Requirements

  • Graduate with a post-secondary education in automotive technology with:
    • GPA of 3.0 or better
    • 95% attendance rate or better
  • Clean driving record to BMW standards
  • Provide a work portfolio
  • Non-FastTrack candidates will need to take and pass the BMW ASE 1 test at candidates’ expense
  • Pass a pre-employment background check & drug screening


Class Availability

Apply now as spaces fill up fast due to smaller class sizes. Unsure which campus is for you? Take our quiz to find out the best one that suits your needs!


Meet a previous student and hear their experience
BMW Shane Berry Interview | BMW STEP

Hamiliton, NJ

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BMW Grag Marzoli Interview | BMW STEP

Berwick, ME

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BMW Ty Berol Interview | BMW STEP

North Platte, NE

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BMW Shane Berry Interview | BMW STEP

Hamiliton, NJ

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BMW Grag Marzoli Interview | BMW STEP

Berwick, ME

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BMW Ty Berol Interview | BMW STEP

North Platte, NE

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See a list of our frequently asked questions on our STEP programs here.
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