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When your car has been in a collision, getting it repaired properly is critical for your family’s safety and your peace of mind. But how do you know if a shop has the up-to-date knowledge to repair your vehicle safely?
The Gold Class designation lets you know a collision repair shop has trained technicians who know how to repair your vehicle properly. Approximately 10% of collision repair shops currently complete the rigorous training requirements needed to meet the Gold Class standard. Businesses that earn Gold Class status are proud of their accomplishment and will typically display the Gold Class logo prominently in their shop and on their website to help you identify them as highly trained repair facilities.
As vehicles incorporate more and more new materials and new technologies, current training has become increasingly important for proper repairs. Gold Class shops are trained to know:
How to make the right decisions for a safe repair
How to find hidden damage others may not see
The latest repair procedures and technologies
Which parts to repair and which to replace
Gold Class Professionals Business Recognition
The Gold Class recognition is the highest role-relevant training achievement recognized by the collision repair industry. It is estimated that only 10% of repair shops currently meet the rigorous Gold Class standard. The I-CAR Professional Development Program provides collision repair and insurance businesses with a reliable training framework for acquiring Gold Class and maintaining the up-to-date knowledge and skills that contribute to proper repairs, improved business performance and risk reduction.
A "technical tsunami" is approaching for the collision repair industry. By 2016, more than 200 new vehicles and redesigns will debut, many with new lightweight vehicle materials and advanced safety systems that will change the nature of collision repairs. Up-to-date training is becoming increasingly important for consumer safety and business survival. The I-CAR® Gold Class™ program prepares us. To Insure our business can to meet the challenges of this ongoing technological change.
To maintain Gold Class, our organization must continue to develop the knowledge and skills of our staff to advanced levels of training. By becoming Gold Class, we demonstrate to our customers, our staff and the industry that our business is committed to the highest standards of professionalism.
Are they Qualified? We Are!
Do you know if the person working on your vehicle after a collision is a trained repair professional? If you’re like most people, the answer is no.
But you should make sure a shop is committed to ongoing training. Proper repair techniques are changing faster than ever and yesterday’s collision repair knowledge won’t result in the proper repairs that keep your family safe.
Approximately 10% of collision repair shops currently meet the training standards needed to achieve the Gold Class® designation. These requirements were designed specifically to reflect the knowledge a shop needs to understand and properly repair today’s vehicles. Gold Class™ businesses have the training necessary for: