Elite Detailer Academy 2-Day Training Course (Out of Stock)




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The ESOTERIC Elite Detailer Academy  


Over the years of writing detailing articles and educational material, I received countless requests for auto detailing training from professional detailers that were interested in stepping up their paint correction skills. Given that demand, I established the Esoteric Elite Detailer Academy where detailers from around the world can attend and learn not only the most modern and responsible paint correction techniques, but they will also be trained on on a wide variety of products and tools that they might not have had had exposure to otherwise. 

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This intensive 2-day course will be held regularly at the beautiful ESOTERIC – Fine Auto Finishing headquarters in New Albany (Columbus), Ohio.

The Elite Detailer course is recommended for both seasoned veterans, and those new to machine-polishing. The class is limited to just 6 students, and is taught by a Master Detailer who still actively perfects cars using modern tools, products, and techniques. 

While predominantly attended by new detailers, or those ready to start a detailing business, we also have plenty of students who have been detailing for many years, but wish to improve their skillsets. Additionally, we have trained a considerable number of people who are simply extreme automotive enthusiasts who wish to learn how to polish their own prized possessions. 

The small-class setting allows us to closely monitor and personally educate each individual student, and when complete, you will have the machine-polishing skills to bring a car’s finish to the next level and beyond.  

Your complete guide to mastering paint polishing:

  • Training conducted by world-class detailers including the founder of Esoteric, Todd Cooperider.
  • Limited to just 6 students per class
  • ½ day of comprehensive classroom time discussing a variety of Detailing Subjects, Product Recommendations, and Pad / Polish combinations.
  • 1 ½ days of hands-on machine-polishing
  • Curated product recommendations for all areas of detailing
  • Hands-on training and familiarity with a variety of Rupes D/A polishing machines
  • Process-development for effective and efficient paint correction
  • How to safely polish complex curves, contours, and edges
  • Introduction to compounding (heavy defect removal)
  • We will complete a paint correction detail on day 2
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Student Wholesale Discount Program from EsotericCarCare.com
  • Recommended for both seasoned veterans, and those new to machine-polishing

FAQ Video



Signing up for this class was one of the best decisions I ever made when it comes to getting my business going. Thank you for everything!

-Mike from Chicago

Students will also receive product training and wholesale accounts on all detailing products and tools sold by EsotericCarCare.com!



Thank you again Todd! It was an amazing learning experience and I would highly recommend it to any detailer new or seasoned to attend this class.

– Dustin from Maryland



Questions: To inquire about upcoming classes, please call us at 614-855-6855, or email at Training@EsotericDetail.com.

TUITION FEES: The cost of the 2-day course is $1,700. 

Combo Class (NEW!): For those wishing to attend both our Elite Detailer Academy, and our Coating Class, we are now offering them together at a discounted rate. Please check out our Combo Detailing Class Page

Flights: For those flying in for the class, you should arrive at the John Glenn Columbus International Airport (code: CMH). Over the years, we have hosted students from the USA, Canada, Mexico, Guatemala, Argentina, Japan, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, and the UK!


 NOTE: We are sorry, but the training course will not be available for those residing in the greater Columbus area (Columbus, inside of 270, Powell, Westerville, New Albany, Gahanna, Pickerington, Blacklick, Grove City, Hilliard, Lewis Center).

What you get: We treat our students to lunch both days and dinner one night, you will qualify for discounts on other classes,  AND you will be locked into our wholesale pricing program!


Students learn how to critically inspect paint before, during, and after polishing to ensure absolute and pure correction…


…use digital scales to understand proper pressures required for the best polishing performance


…learn proper techniques for hand position, tilt, pressure and arm speed


…get to spend plenty of time with hands-on practical application of compounding and finish polishing stages


…learn about a variety of tools and machines


…and much, much more!

The Elite Detailer Academy was the very FIRST training center in the world to be designated as a RUPES Authorized Training Center!

Upon completion of the class and presentation of their diplomas, students are now considered Elite Detailers!


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