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Volvo Car USA, LLC requires the I-CAR® Gold Class® designation in order for collision repair facilities to participate in the Volvo Certified Collision Facility (VCCF) program. The Gold Class designation ensures collision repair professionals are trained to have the knowledge and skills required to provide customers complete, safe and quality repairs.
Volvo’s collision repair certification program will continue to utilize I-CAR’s class delivery system and instructor base for Gold Class and the Professional Development Program™ (PDP), as it has for other forms of I-CAR training.
Collision Repair Course Requirement
Volvo requires successful completion of the following training course for all shops in the Volvo network:
Understanding Volvo Collision Repair
Certified shops within the Volvo network must complete the course prior to their next recertification date. Shops in the certification process must complete this course prior to becoming fully certified. A minimum of two technicians per shop in any role are required to complete the course.
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: