Training & Certifications

A Continuing Investment in People, Information, Technology and Certifications

1stCertified’s unwavering commitment to Quality Collision Repair is supported by its ongoing investments:

In People:

1stCertified’s Structural, Body and Refinish Specialists receive the most up-to-date technical training in structural repair, vehicle safety and communications systems, welding, bonding, corrosion protection and refinish offered by I-CAR, the Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair, an international organization dedicated to providing the information, knowledge and skills required to perform complete, safe and quality vehicle repairs.

Additional technical training is provided by vehicle, repair equipment and paint manufacturers.

In Information:

It’s imperative that any collision repairer have access to car manufacturer’s vehicle specification and repair procedures. 1stCertified secures this information through ALLDATA, the leading provider of OEM repair information to the collision repair industry.

In Technology:

1stCertified purchases structural repair, welding and measuring systems from Car-O-Liner, an international provider of state-of the-art collision repair and measuring systems. Today’s vehicles required that collision repairers return a damaged vehicle to its original factory specifications and Car-O-Liner’s equipment and systems provide the technology to meet this requirement.

In Certifications:

Based on 1stCertified’s completion of technical training, it is recognized as I-CAR Gold Class, the highest recognition provided by I-CAR.

1stCertified is the recipient of VeriFacts  Medallion and VQ Certifications, reflective of 1stCertified’s “verified” repair quality. VeriFacts provides ongoing, independent, third-party verification of a collision repair facility’s ability to consistently deliver repair quality that meets or exceeds industry standards.

Many car manufacturers, including Ford, General Motors, Chrysler, Honda, Nissan, Infiniti, Hyundai and Acura, have recognized 1stCertified for possessing the skills and equipment necessary to properly repair the vehicles they manufacture.

First in Service First in Quality