About Installer Institute

We are leaders in installation education

The Installer Institute opened in 1992 when Bill Jones, owner of Metra Electronics, realized that an organized training program was needed for an industry that was growing too fast for the unskilled installer to keep up with. To help make sure that it didn't grow in a direction that included poor installation skills. Mr. Jones started the Installer Institute, a technical training facility for mobile electronics.

Over the past 28 years the institute has graduated thousands of installers in our hands-on courses for mobile electronics. Installer Institute has built an educational standard over the years and we continue to push the level of education we offer our students. In 2016, our school became accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training. Graduates of the Installer Institute will find that employers recognize and appreciate certified and well educated applicants and employees, and often advance in their careers thanks to the training received while enrolled in our course.

Installer Institute not only provides 6-week, 12-week, and 26-week Mobile Installation Courses but also offers an individual the ability to take whichever week best suits their needs.


Installer Institute’s mission is to provide an avenue for car, home and marine audio enthusiasts to become professionally trained installers as well as provide continuing educational opportunities for those already in the field. Even as a beginner, our classes are designed to train you in areas ranging from basic installation to custom fabrications and mobile security installations.

Installer Institute is dedicated to providing hands-on training for individuals, who want to become mobile, home, or marine electronics installers, work in the mobile electronics field or who wish to improve themselves in the aftermarket installation industry. It is our belief that an installer’s knowledge is the most valuable tool he or she can possess.

We strive to extend to our students the benefits of our philosophies of integrity, safety, and installation techniques. Installer Institute has formed an alliance with many manufacturers to achieve a common goal – the growth of professionalism in our diverse industry.

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