Subaru requires facilities to obtain and maintain the I-CAR® Gold Class® designation. The I-CAR Gold Class designation ensures professionals are trained to have the knowledge and skills required to provide customers efficient, safe, and high-quality collision repairs.
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Additional Course Requirements
Due to minimal aluminum components in select Subaru models, three additional courses are required to be completed:
Aluminum Panel Repair
Aluminum Vehicle Overview
Glue Pull Repair (GPR)
The above online courses must be completed by the declared Structural or Non-Structural Technician as identified in the Subaru Certified Collision Network profile to fulfill the network requirement.
Electric Vehicle Course Requirements
Effective July 1, 2023, these courses are required for a Subaru Certified Collision Network shop and must be completed by either a structural and/or non-structural technician(s).
Introduction to Electric Vehicles
Electric Vehicle (EV) Damage Analysis
Subaru Course Package
Online, 1h 30m
Professional Development Program
The Professional Development Program™ (PDP) is role-relevant training and provides distinct training paths in industry-recognized Knowledge Areas. To earn Gold Class Recognition, businesses must achieve and maintain training across each of the major Collision Repair Roles: