The General Motors Collision Repair Network (CRN) requires facilities to obtain and maintain the I-CAR® Gold Class® designation. The I-CAR Gold Class designation ensures that professionals are trained to have the knowledge and skills required to provide customers with efficient, safe and high-quality collision repairs.
General Motors relies on I-CAR to make certain specific training programs available to collision repair technicians, as listed below. The programs listed below are the only training programs available through I-CAR that have been reviewed and approved by General Motors.
The repair facility must maintain a representative that meets the ProLevel 2 requirements for each role and the following additional training:
GM Service Training Standards - Body Structural RepairGM Service Technical College (STC) includes I-CAR training as required for a minimum of one technician per GM dealer or dealer sublet repair facility and optional training within the Body Structural Repair portion of Service Training Standards (STS). The required I-CAR courses are:
- Training and Certification: Steel GMA Welding, or
- Training and Certification: Steel Sectioning
- Introduction to MIG Brazing
- MIG Brazing Hands-on Skills Development
- Introduction to Squeeze-Type Resistance Spot Welding
- Squeeze-Type Resistance Spot Welding
Corvette Stingray - Aluminum WeldingIn addition to one of the above two steel welding courses, Chevrolet dealers with Corvette Stingray allocation must have a minimum of one body structural technician complete the following I-CAR Welding Training & Certification™ course:
Cadillac Aluminum Repair Network Training Requirements
The I-CAR Gold Class® designation is one of the required knowledge and skill requirement options to qualify for the Cadillac Aluminum Repair Network through GM.
Through earning the Gold Class designation, collision repair facilities may increase operational efficiencies, reduce cycle times, minimize repair mistakes, and most importantly, complete safe repairs.
For information on getting started with the Gold Class designation, visit Gold Class Professionals® Business Recognition.
In addition to Gold Class designation, at least one technician at each participating shop must complete each of the I-CAR training courses recognized by the Cadillac Aluminum Repair Network, as shown below:
- Training and Certification: Aluminum GMA (MIG) Welding
- Aluminum Vehicle Overview
- Aluminum Panel Repair
Additional requirements must be met in order to qualify for the Cadillac Aluminum Repair Network. For more specific program information, please visit www.genuinegmparts.com or contact Cadillac Aluminum Repair Network Program Administration.
Windshield Repair and ReplaceProperly performing fixed glass and windshield R&R (repair and replace) is important to a vehicle's structural integrity. Continuing growth of GM's training knowledge base, STC recommends technicians interested in fixed glass repair take Fixed Glass Removal and Installation.
This course will help technicians understand the role of stationary glass, explain methods for removing and installing windshields and recognize steps for preparing the glass and applying the adhesive.
For questions regarding GM training requirements or records, please visit https://www.centerlearning.com
To manage your individual affiliation, please contact your assigned I-CAR Customer Care representative or call (800) 422-7872.
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