LEVEL 4/5:

advanced techniques

Intermediate hands-on training for towing and recovery focused on medium and heavy-duty operations.

WreckMaster’s Level 4/5 Advanced Techniques course gives tow truck operators the skills to manage complex and potentially dangerous situations with confidence—no more embarrassing near misses and failed attempts.


The Level 4 Towing curriculum teaches special applications for towing technology, sophisticated hook-ups, tips to manage difficult customer and work relationships, and important precautions for front, rear and trailer towing.

The Level 5 Recovery component will give you a full understanding of resistance so you can successfully recover vehicles from soft, sloped surfaces. You’ll learn how to calculate exactly how much your truck can winch before it starts to be pulled towards the casualty, and how much it can lift before you start to see daylight under your front tires. By the end of the two-day course, you’ll be uprighting tractor trailers.


“I have confidence I didn’t have, and each job since my 2/3/4/5 is an engineering problem I get excited about solving. I know what I don’t know and have a new hunger to learn more. Thank you WreckMaster.”

– Danny Ferguson, Toms & Merritt Towing


If you’ve taken the WreckMaster Level 2/3 Foundations course and you want to be able to tow and recover in even more complicated and potentially dangerous scenarios, the Level 4/5 Advanced Techniques course is for you.

It’s an especially good fit for company owners, trainers and organizations that work with or train fire and rescue personnel.

We find that having at least 1 to 3 years of experience in the towing and recovery field makes the hands-on and in-class Level 4/5 curriculum more meaningful because you’ll be able to relate real-world, personal experiences to what you’re learning.


“I learned a lot about what I didn’t know, or was doing wrong. Worth every penny.”

– Kevin Markic, Toms & Merritt Towing


Duration: 2 days

Time: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day

Price: $495.00 USD

Learn how to:

» Stay safe on scene
» Use advanced towing hook-ups
» Calculate your truck’s lifting capacity
» Rig for a vertical lift
» Anchor your tow truck or carrier
» Tow and recover heavier weight classes
» Upright cars in complex scenarios
» Upright tractor-trailers using single lane parallel methods
» Work effectively on scene with a recovery team
» Improve employee relations and keep customers happy

All attendees receive a Level 4/5: Advanced Techniques training package with workbook.

Exam: Upon completing your training, you will be sent an email containing a link to your certification exam. This is a proctored online exam, which means we’ll confirm it’s actually you taking the exam and will make sure that you don’t get any extra help to answer questions (e.g. by asking a co-worker or searching the internet).

Technical requirements:

  • Desktop computer
  • Webcam
  • Microphone
  • Windows Vista (PC users) or OS X 10.5 (Mac users)
  • Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Safari
  • Adobe Flash

Questions: 40

Time limit: 60 minutes

Get started: Once you’ve purchased the online exam and we’ve processed your order, you’ll receive an email from us with instructions and a link to get started.

Your certification is good for three years, and you can take any Level 4/5 course for free to refresh your skills during that 3-year period.


“Knowledge is power. I can’t believe it took me 14 years of driving a tow truck to become a true operator. So much info and a great time. 2/3 one week then two weeks later my 4/5. Great instructors that help you every step of the way.”

– Kurt Whitman, Baker Towing and Recovery


Course Outline:



Phone: 1-800-267-2266


Mailing / Physical Address:
5550 Genesee St.
Lancaster, NY
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Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 44
Beamsville, ON
L0R 1B0

Physical Address:
5005 King St
Beamsville, ON
L0R 1B0

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