OEM CERTIFICATIONS 2021

AUTOMAKER

HONDA/ACURA

CERTIFICATION TERM

1 year

YEARS IN OPERATION REQUIRED

5 years *or posses verifiable credit rating and service history

I-CAR GOLD REQUIRED? Y/N

Yes *or Assured Performance Training & Skills Matrix

MARKETING BENEFITS

• Plaque verifying status as a Certified ProFirst Collision Repair Facility
• Access to the ProFirst Certified logo for advertising purposes

BODY REPAIR REQUIREMENTS

• Facility must employ provincially registered (licensed) collision repair technicians at all times, meeting all provincial requirements
• Facility must subscribe to current OEM repair procedures and have the ability to provide documented proof of compliance Must utilize a fram rack or dedicated/universal fixture bench, with appropriate vehicle anchoring and pulling capabilities
• Utilize an electronic three dimensional measuring system and maintain a current data subscription for measuring system and provide proof of technical training to operate system
• Completed I-CAR WCS03
• Steel GMA (MIG) Welding Certification
• Proof of training in Silicon Bronze MIG brazing or completed I- CAR BRZ02
• MIG brazing course

EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS

• Utilize a frame rack or dedicated/universal fixture bench with hydraulic
equipment capable of making simultaneous, multiple body and/or structural pulls as necessary. A floor rail or rack mounted four (4) point anchoring system capable of holding a vehicle stationary is
acceptable, however anchoring with floor pots is not acceptable
• Universal fixture/jig holding system required. (System must be capable of building fixtures or jigs to secure replacement structural components, welding and proper fitment of body panels during the repair process)
• Have a dent removal/pulling system for steel panels that contains a stud welder, stud pins and washers, wiggle wire, and pulling attachments
• Squeeze-type resistance spot welder (STRSW) with shunt clamp, and an assortment of spot welder attachment arms including: wheel arch,
long reach arms. STRSW with >10,500 amp >400 kgf (882 lbf) clamp force
• Parts carts must be utilized for all repairs. No storage of parts are permitting inside customer vehicles
• Must utilize an electronic three-dimensional vehicle measuring system, and maintain a current data subscription for measuring system
• Have a spray booth with forced drying capabilities
• Utilize an OEM approved refinishing system and provide proof of product training for the refinishing system being utilized

AUTOMAKER

FORD

CERTIFICATION TERM

1 year

YEARS IN OPERATION REQUIRED

5 years *or posses verifiable credit rating and service history

I-CAR GOLD REQUIRED? Y/N

Yes *or Assured Performance Training & Skills Matrix

MARKETING BENEFITS

Official signage/plaque verifying status as a Ford Certified Bodyshop
• Listing on Ford’s online shop locator, with personalized micro-site and link to your website
• Access to brochures and marketing collateral Ford says will help draw more customers to your door

BODY REPAIR REQUIREMENTS

• Facility must employ provincially registered (licensed) collision repair technicians at all times, meeting all provincial requirements
• Facility must subscribe to current OEM repair procedures and have the ability to provide documented proof of compliance
• Must utilize a frame rack or dedicated/universal fixture bench, with appropriate vehicle anchoring and pulling capabilities
• Utilize an electronic three-dimensional measuring system; maintain a current data subscription for measuring system and provide proof of technical training to operate system
• Have completed I-CAR WCS03
• Steel GMA (MIG) Welding Certification
• Have proof of training in Silicon Bronze MIG brazing or completed I-CAR BRZ02
• MIG brazing course

EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS

• Have a 220 Volt, 3-Phase Inverter-Type (or functionally equivalent Hybrid)
• Squeeze-type Resistance Spot Welder (STRSW) capable of producing a minimum of 600 lbf (270 daN) of clamping force and 10,000 amps of current at the electrodes
• Have a 220-volt MIG/MAG welder for steel fusion
• Have a dent removal/pulling system for steel panels that contains a stud welder,
stud pins and washers, wiggle wire, and pulling attachments
• Have a 220-volt MIG/MAG welder for steel fusion
• Have a dent removal/pulling system for steel panels that contains a stud welder,
stud pins and washers, wiggle wire, and pulling attachments
• Have a work separation system that isolates aluminum vehicles from vehicles
undergoing steel repairs
• 220v Pulse MIG welder specifically for aluminum vehicles
• Utilize a SPR (Self Piercing Rivet) gun approved by or meeting manufacturer
equivalent specifications (only the Chief, Henrob and Pro Spot are approved for
Ford)

AUTOMAKER

NISSAN

CERTIFICATION TERM

13 months

YEARS IN OPERATION REQUIRED

5 years *or posses verifiable credit rating and service history

I-CAR GOLD REQUIRED? Y/N

Yes

MARKETING BENEFITS

• Official Nissan Certified sign for you to display in your customer reception area
• Official Nissan Certified logo for you to display on your website and marketing materials
• Special press release issued to your local media outlets announcing your new official Nissan Certification
Listing on the online shop locator, directing consumers and insurers to your collision repair facility

BODY REPAIR REQUIREMENTS

Apply for more information

EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS

Apply for more information

AUTOMAKER

LEXUS

CERTIFICATION TERM

1 year

YEARS IN OPERATION REQUIRED

5 years *or possess verifiable credit rating and service history
*Independent repair facilities must be sponsored by their local Lexus dealer. Click here to view the Lexus Certified Collision Centre Program Sponsorship and Participation Agreement

I-CAR GOLD REQUIRED? Y/N

Yes *or Assured Performance Training & Skills Matrix, or ASE Blue Seal

MARKETING BENEFITS

• Official Lexus Certified sign for you to display in your guest reception area and at sponsoring dealership.
• Official Lexus Certified logo for you to display on your website and marketing materials.
• Special press release issued to your local media outlets announcing your new official Lexus Certification.
Listing on the online shop locator, directing consumers and insurers to your collision repair facility.

BODY REPAIR REQUIREMENTS

• Facility must employ provincially registered (licensed) collision repair technicians at all times, meeting all provincial requirements
• Facility must subscribe to current OEM repair procedures and have the ability to
provide documented proof of compliance
• Must utilize a frame rack or dedicated/universal fixture bench, with appropriate vehicle anchoring and pulling capabilities
• Utilize an electronic three-dimensional measuring system; maintain a current data subscription for measuring system and provide proof of technical training to operate system
• Completed I-CAR WCS03
• Steel GMA (MIG) Welding Certification
• Have proof of training in Silicon Bronze MIG brazing or completed I-CAR BRZ02
• MIG brazing course

EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS

• Have a 220 Volt, 3-Phase Inverter-Type (or functionally equivalent Hybrid)
• Squeeze-type Resistance Spot Welder (STRSW) capable of producing a minimum of 600 lbf (270 daN) of clamping force and 10,000 amps of current at the electrodes
• Have a 220-volt MIG/MAG welder for steel fusion
• Have a dent removal/pulling system for steel panels that contains a stud welder,
stud pins and washers, wiggle wire, and pulling attachments
• Have a 220-volt MIG/MAG welder for steel fusion
• Have a dent removal/pulling system for steel panels that contains a stud welder,
stud pins and washers, wiggle wire, and pulling attachments
• Have a pulse MIG welder with silicon-bronze MIG brazing capabilities
• Have a Toyota Factory Scan Tool (Toyota Tech System)
• Must have one computer per four (4) techs located in shop, with access to internet and printing capabilities
• Must have parts carts and not store any parts inside customer vehices

AUTOMAKER

AUDI

CERTIFICATION TERM

2 years

YEARS IN OPERATION REQUIRED

5 years

I-CAR GOLD REQUIRED? Y/N

Yes

MARKETING BENEFITS

• Certification plaque and banners

BODY REPAIR REQUIREMENTS

• Must be certified in Audi all model program before enrollment in the aluminum program
• Minimum 90 percent OEM parts commitment

EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS

• Audi Aluminum approved welders (Fornius, Migatronic)

AUTOMAKER

TOYOTA

CERTIFICATION TERM

1 year

YEARS IN OPERATION REQUIRED

5 years * or possess verifiable credit rating and service history
*Independent repair facilities must be sponsored by their local Toyota dealer

I-CAR GOLD REQUIRED? Y/N

Yes *or Assured Performance Training & Skills Matrix, or ASE Blue Seal

MARKETING BENEFITS

• Official Toyota Certified sign for you to display in your customer reception area and at sponsoring dealership.
• Official Toyota Certified logo for you to display on your website and marketing materials.
• Special press release issued to your local media outlets announcing your new official Toyota Certification.
Listing on the online shop locator, directing consumers and insurers to your collision repair facility

BODY REPAIR REQUIREMENTS

• Facility must employ provincially registered (licensed) collision repair technicians at all times, meeting all provincial requirements
• Facility must subscribe to current OEM repair procedures and have the ability to
provide documented proof of compliance
• Must utilize a fram rack or dedicated/universal fixture bench, with appropriate vehicle anchoring and pulling capabilities
• Utilize an electronic three-dimensional measuring system; maintain a current data subscription for measuring system and provide proof of technical training to operate system
• Have completed I-CAR WCS03
• Steel GMA (MIG) Welding Certification
• Have proof of training in Silicon Bronze MIG brazing or completed I-CAR BRZ02
• MIG brazing course
• Have a spray booth with forced drying
• Utilize an OEM approved refinishing system
• Have proof of training in Silicon Bronze

EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS

• Have a 220 Volt, 3-Phase Inverter-Type (or functionaly equipvalent Gybrid)
• Squeeze-type Resistance Spot Welder (STRSW) capable of producing a minimum of 600 lbf (270 daN) of clamping force and 10,000 amps of current at the electrodes
• Have a 220-volt MIG/MAG welder for steel fusion
• Have a dent removal/pulling system for steel panels that contains a stud welder, stud pins and washers, wiggle wire and pulling attachments
• Have a pulse MIG welder with silicon-bronze MIG brazing capabiltiies
• Must have a Toyota Factory Scan Tool (Toyota Tech Stream)
• Must have part carts and not store any parts inside customer vehicles

AUTOMAKER

CHRYSLER

CERTIFICATION TERM

1 year

YEARS IN OPERATION REQUIRED

5 years

I-CAR GOLD REQUIRED? Y/N

Yes *or equivalent with proof of ongoing technical training (assessment required)

MARKETING BENEFITS

• Official signage and branding
• Listing on multiple online OEM shop locators, linked directly from the OEM’s websites
• Access to program designed to assist bodyshops in earning “5 Star Status”

BODY REPAIR REQUIREMENTS

• Must subscribe to current OEM repair procedures • Utilize a frame rack or dedicated/universal fixture bench, with appropriate vehicle anchoring and pulling capabilities
• Utilize an electronic three-dimensional vehicle measuring system and a current data subscription for system • Have the ability to remove, replace and reinstall steering and suspension components, as well asengine and drivetrain units • Have the ability to perform pre and post repair vehicle diagnostic scans and proof of calibrations • Have a spray booth with forced drying capabilties and an OEM-approved refinishing system • Provide proof of product training for the refinishing system being utilized
• Have an above-ground lift capability of 7,000 lbs
• Utilize a pressure-feed, anti-corrosion compound and application equipment

EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS

• Have a 220 Volt, 3-phase inverter-type (or functionally equivalent Hybrid)•Squeeze-type Resistance Spot Welder (STRSW) capable of producing a minimum of 600 lbf (270 daN) of clamping force and 10,000 amps of current at the electrodes • Have a 220-volt MIG/MAG welder for steel fusion
• Have a dent removal/pulling system for steel panels that contain a stud welder, stud pins and washes, wiggle wire and pulling attachments
• Have completed I-CAR WCS03 • Steel GMA (MIG) Welding Certification
• Have a MIG welder with silicon-bronze MIG brazing capabilities
• Utilize a 220v Pulse MIG welder specifically for aluminum vehicles
• Utilize a dent extraction system specifically designed for aluminum that contains
an aluminum stud welder, heat gun, pyrometer, aluminum hammers, and dent
extraction system
• A specialized aluminum SPR (Self Piercing Rivet) gun approved by the Ford Paint and Body Technical Center – currently only the Chief, Henrob and Pro Spot SPR riveters are approved
• An Immersion-Type, Wet Mix dust extraction system or pneumatic (air operated)
vacuum system dedicated to aluminum dust
• The system can be portable or centrally installed system

AUTOMAKER

TESLA

CERTIFICATION TERM

2 years

YEARS IN OPERATION REQUIRED

N/A

I-CAR GOLD REQUIRED? Y/N

N/A

MARKETING BENEFITS

• Official OEM certified signage, logos, website
• OEM referrals and shop placement on online shop locator

BODY REPAIR REQUIREMENTS

• Have all required licenses and permits, and operate in accordance with all local and federal regulations • Have current subscriptions to, and be proficient in the use of, computer based P • Page estimating systems with digital imaging and electronic estimate transfer capability
• Demonstrate ongoing industry relevant training (certificates) for management, administration and production personnel • Have the ability to hoist a vehicle for inspection • Have the ability to complete and verify four-wheel alignment through computer printout • Offer a written limited lifetime warranty against defects in workmanship
• Have the ability to remove and replace suspension components, wire harnesses, cooling system components, and supplemental restraint system (SRS) components in-house
• Have the ability to remove and install High Voltage batteries and drive motors in-house
• Have the ability to evacuate, reclaim, and recharge vehicle air conditioning systems using EPA compliant in-house equipment and certified technicians.• Utilize Tesla “Toolbox” software as necessary to complete required Toolbox diagnostic work in-house • Have a documented on-going system for measuring, tracking, and reporting customer satisfaction.

EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS

• Tesla-approved frame bench, EVO anchoring system, electronic measuring system, MIG/MAG welders, Squeeze
• Type resistance spot welder (STRS), blind rivet gun
• Aluminum dent repair station for repairing (versus replacing) external body panels
• Must have at least one downdraft paint booth capable of bake operations

AUTOMAKER

PORSCHE

CERTIFICATION TERM

1 year

YEARS IN OPERATION REQUIRED

5 years

I-CAR GOLD REQUIRED? Y/N

Yes

MARKETING BENEFITS

• OEM certified signage, logos, website

BODY REPAIR REQUIREMENTS

• Minimum 90% OEM parts

EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS

• Approved Benches: Celette & Car-O-Liner. Only VAS factory approved RSW Spot welder
• Resistance Spot Welder: Elmatech MIDIspot QSVM 9000, Elmatech MIDIspot QSVM 12000, Elektron MULTISPOT MI-100control or VAS 6545, Tecna Spot 3664 SMART, Tecna Spot 3664 SMART PLUS or VAS 6530, Wielander & Schill InvertaSpot GT or VAS 6545

AUTOMAKER

INFINITI

CERTIFICATION TERM

1 year

YEARS IN OPERATION REQUIRED

5 years

I-CAR GOLD REQUIRED? Y/N

Yes

MARKETING BENEFITS

• Official INFINITI Certified sign for you to display in your customer reception area
• Official INFINITI Certified logo for you to display on your website and marketing materials
• Special press release issued to your local media outlets announcing your new official INFINITI Certification
• Listing on the online shop locator, directing consumers and insurers to your collision repair facility
• Ongoing business development process and feedback to ensure your shop achieves certification, and continues to have what it takes to properly repair the new generation of INFINITI vehicles

BODY REPAIR REQUIREMENTS

• The shop must be sponsored by their local INFINITI retailer
• ICAR Training Course NI003E01 – INFINITI Repair Considerations
• Sponsored INFINITI Certified Collision Repair Centres must to agree to provide reporting in order to become INFINITI Certified

EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS

Apply for more information

AUTOMAKER

VOLKSWAGEN

CERTIFICATION TERM

1 year

YEARS IN OPERATION REQUIRED

5 years

I-CAR GOLD REQUIRED? Y/N

Yes

MARKETING BENEFITS

• Distinction as an OEM affiliated facility
• Eligible customers receive complimentary towing to your Volkswagen Certified Collision Repair Facility through Volkswagen Roadside Assistance • Use of Volkswagen and Volkswagen CCRF marketing materials
• Marketing to customers as a Volkswagen Certified Collision Repair Facility • Repairs are completed in accordance with Volkswagen standards and specifications
• Easy access to Volkswagen OEM standards and recommended repair procedures
• Access to OEM-authorized, and I-CAR® accepted, technical training at the Volkswagen Collision Training at the Volkswagen Academy in Ashburn, VA • Dedicated customer-facing website explaining the Volkswagen Certified Collision Repair Facility program features and benefits

BODY REPAIR REQUIREMENTS

• Facility must utilize a VWoA approved paint supplier
• Facility must have a trained estimator employed and on-site during all business hours.
• Facility must have a receptionist on-site during all business hours.
• Facility must appoint someone who is responsible for resolving all customer complaints within 48 hours of receipt
• The facilities premises must be kept reasonably clean and be well maintained.
• The facility must have an on-site working media player and monitor for DVDs, CDs etc. in order to access and use training materials and other repair systems.
• The facility must agree to use the Volkswagen logo in accordance with strict Volkswagen marketing guidelines.
• The facility must have a clean, well-lit vehicle customer delivery area (or delivered at dealer).
• The facility must have at least one work stall with a working hoist
• The facility must have a dedicated paint mixing room with extraction available (air sinking speed should be 0.2 m/s (air change)).
• The facility must have a fully enclosed downdraft paint spray booth dedicated for painting.
• The facility must have a well-maintained service write-up desk and/or estimator workstation.
• The facility must have a vehicle wash area
• Vehicles awaiting repair must be assigned to secure area away from customer facing or parking facilities
• The facility must be well lit

EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS

Downdraft Paint Spray Booth Facility must have a Downdraft Paint Spray booth that meets a minimum specification of:
• Equipment to be designed, constructed, and installed in accordance with the BOCA Building and Materials Codes, NFPA 33 and 70, OSHA and all applicable local, state, and federal codes • Lighting to be an adequate minimum foot candles at center of booth and have upper and corner color-corrected fluorescent lamps (DPC discretion and approval) • Air handling and heating requirements – Exhaust system to be capable of 125 ft/min measured at the face of the vehicle shell, and up to a minimum of 19,000 CFM. Heat supply system with direct-fired burners with a minimum 1.5 MTBU capacity Inverter Welder The facility must have at least one of the five approved Inverter Welders, meeting Volkswagen AG hardware and software specifications/programs and purchased through an approved VWoA supplier: • VAS 6535 – Elektron Resistance Inverter Spot Welder • VAS 6545A • Wielander & Schill Resistance Inverter Spot Welder • VAS 6530A • Techna Resistance Inverter Welder • VAS 6530 • Techna Resistance Inverter Welder
• VAS 6755 • Car-O-liner Inverter Welder, either 208 and 460 Volt
• VAS 821101 – GYS Resistance Spot Welder All welder orders must be placed through Snap-On Equipment Solutions. Frame Rack and Alignment System.
The Facility must have one of the three approved Bench Alignment Systems:
• SVN.05.3112 Sevenne Composition (includes Griffon or Griffon XL)
• VAS 6527 Car-O-Liner—Professional Measuring and Alignment System
• VAS 6528 Car-O-Liner—Professional Plus Measuring and Alignment System The facility must have a current year certification (within 12 months), and upon annual recertification, a compliance certificate from the Bench manufacturer. A copy of the certificate must be given to the auditor. If the shop has a Car-O-Liner System, the items below do not apply: • MZ+ Set (2500.000) – Straightening Bracket Set (2550.510) • Supplement for Portal Gauge System (2550.810)
• Set of 6 Crossmembers (955.9602) • Set of 22 MZ Towers and 4 Plates (MZ450.905) • MZ Towers Storage Trolley (MZ450.905)
• Universal Side Body Base (9113.063) • Multi-Functional Support (9121.523)
• 4-Ton Super Hydraulic Kit (SC40014) • Pulling Flange (ATD.149)
• Kit for Flange ATD.149 (ATD.01.149) • 2 Pulling Straps (SN99.00)
• Pulling Accessory, Automatic 50mm (ATD.165) • Pulley Block (ATD.01.801)
• Double Holding Device (VAG 1438) • Kit for Multiple Pulling (CSK15.111)
• Pulling Set (CAT.500) • Trolley for Damaged Vehicles (ROLL.100)

AUTOMAKER

BMW

CERTIFICATION TERM

1 year

YEARS IN OPERATION REQUIRED

N/A

I-CAR GOLD REQUIRED? Y/N

NO

MARKETING BENEFITS

N/A

BODY REPAIR REQUIREMENTS

Info will be released to shops with a LOI Minimum 95% OEM Parts

EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS

Info will be released to shops with a LOI

AUTOMAKER

KIA

CERTIFICATION TERM

1 year

YEARS IN OPERATION REQUIRED

5 years

I-CAR GOLD REQUIRED? Y/N

Yes

MARKETING BENEFITS

• Official Signage
• RepairDOC Procedure Usage & Compliance Limit liability exposure and assist your shop’s technicians in properly documenting OEM Repair Procedures, ensuring compliancy for each repair • Multiple OEM Recognition Multi-line collision repair centers may also be eligible for official Recognition by other OEMs that leverage the same requirements & Recognition process, saving you thousands.

BODY REPAIR REQUIREMENTS

• In business for a minimum of (5) years or verifiable credit rating and service history • Have current Garage Keepers liability insurance with a minimum of $1 Million policy limit
• No felony convictions by ownership or management • A preferred rental car provider or complimentary customer transportation
• Customer Satisfaction Rating (CSI) service that is measured by a third-party service provider
• A Limited Lifetime Warranty on completed repairs • A current subscription or use-access to OEM repair procedures for all applicable year, make, model vehicles to be repaired
• The capability to provide complete repair documentation with corresponding proof of compliance to OEM repair procedures where
applicable and all historical information is safeguarded electronically • A data-driven estimating system with Assured Performance dataMANAGER connected for reporting • A pre-delivery cleaning process for all vehicle interiors and exteriors • An adequately maintained customer parking area that is well-lit • A clean & well-maintained customer reception, waiting and estimating area with convenient customer restrooms • Adequately illuminated work areas for repairing, refinishing and detailing vehicles including inside of spraybooth • A data privacy policy, available to your customers, that outlines the protections provided for their personally identifiable information (PII) • Proof of on-going technical training, specific to new automobile years, makes, and models, for all technical staff
• Proof of training or certification in silicon-bronze MIG brazing • Certificate of EPA Section 609 compliance for refrigerant recovery
• Proof of training to operate the three-dimensional measuring equipment being utilized • Proof of product training from the OEM approved paint manufacturer being utilized

EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS

• An electronic 3D measuring system for structural diagnostics,correction, and documentation • Current data subscription for three-dimensional measuring system • A frame rack or bench system capable of producing body and
structural pulls • Celette fixture bench (GT-R only)
• 4 Point vehicle anchoring or fixturing capability for cars and light trucks • 220v 3-Phase, Inverter-Type Squeeze-type Resistance Spot Welder (or equivalent) capable of producing a minimum of 600 lbf (270 daN) of clamping force and 10,000 amps of current at the electrodes
• 220v (208-240) GMAW MAG Welder for Steel with 140 Amp or greater output (180 Amp preferred) • 220v (208-240) Silicon Bronze GMAW for MIG Brazing Pulse capable MIG w/Synergic Adjustment & non-pulse setting with 200 Amp output capability • R134a and R1234yf refrigerant recovery/recycling system or proof of qualified sublet A/C service provider
• Above ground lift with a lift capability of at least 7000 lbs.
• Capability to perform and verify four-wheel alignment either in-house
or through a sublet provider • The capability to remove, replace, and reinstall steering and suspension components, as well as engine and drive train units (inhouse or through a qualified sublet) • Perform pre and post repair diagnostic vehicle scans on all vehicles as required by the vehicle manufacturer and retain proof of ALL post repair diagnostic scan results and calibrations performed as required by vehicle manufacturer (in-house or through a qualified sublet)
• OEM approved refinishing system (paint mix room)
• A spray enclosure (paint booth) with forced drying capabilities
• Pressure-feed corrosion protection material application equipment
with wand attachments for applying anti-corrosion materials inside
body cavities with a 360-degree spray pattern

AUTOMAKER

GENERAL
MOTORS

CERTIFICATION TERM

1 year

YEARS IN OPERATION REQUIRED

5 years *or
possess a
verifiable credit
rating and
service history

I-CAR GOLD REQUIRED? Y/N

Yes

MARKETING BENEFITS

• Recognition as a
facility that meets
or exceeds GM’s
collision repair
requirements
• Access to an
engaged network
of collision facilities focused on proper and safe repair
• Access to integrated
estimating and repair solutions
• Cloud-based
documentation
available to all
stakeholders

BODY REPAIR REQUIREMENTS

• Dedicated aluminum work area
• Subscribe to Mitchell Cloud Estimating (which includes GM Service information) and
provide documented proof of compliance
• Utilize a GM approved reinishing system and provide proof of training
• Compliance with local regulations for storage, mixing and application of approved GM refinishing system
• Utilize an Mil thickness gauge for plasticsubstrates

EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS

• Frame Aligning Equipment / Fixture Bench / Frame Rack capable of supporting 7,000 lbs (four holding points minimum for frame rack)
• 3D electronic measuring system with current software subscription
• Porta Power Set, 4 ton
• Pulling Equipment, minimum two towers with 10-ton capability each
• Tram Tracking Gauge (Metric scale required)
• Aluminum MIG Welder (208V-240V Pulse Synergic MIG Welder, 200 Amp output capability)
• Shielding gases (Steel Welding • AR/CO2 80/20% mix, MIG Braze – Ar 100%, Aluminum MIG – Ar 100%)
• Designated equipment to perform test welds/destructive tests
• MIG Brazing Welder
• MIG/MAG weld equipment
• Shunting Clamp
• Squeeze Type Resistance Spot Welding (STRSW) Equipment
• Rivet gun for setting structural blind rivets

AUTOMAKER

HYUNDAI

CERTIFICATION TERM

1 year

YEARS IN OPERATION REQUIRED

5 years *or
possess a
verifiable credit
rating and
service history

I-CAR GOLD REQUIRED? Y/N

Yes *or Assured
Performance
Training &
Skills Matrix

MARKETING BENEFITS

• Official signage
designating status as a Hyundai certified collision repair centre

BODY REPAIR REQUIREMENTS

• Proof of Steel GMA (MIG/MAG) Welding Certification from recognized
industry source, current certificate
• Must employ Provincially registered (licensed) collision repair technicians at all times, meeting all provincial requirements

EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS

• Utilize a frame rack or dedicated/universal fixture bench with hydraulic
equipment capable of making simultaneous, multiple body and/or structural pulls as necessary. A floor rail or rack mounted four (4) point anchoring system capable of holding a vehicle stationary is
acceptable, however anchoring with floor pots is not acceptable
• Have a dent removal/pulling system for steel panels that contains a stud welder, stud pins and washers, wiggle wire, and pulling attachments
• Have a 220 Volt, 3-phase Inverter Type (or functionally equivalent Hybrid) – Squeeze-type Resistance Spot Welder (STRSW) capable of producing a minimum of 600 lbf (270 daN) of clamping force of 10,000 amps of current at electrodes
• Must utilize an electronic three-dimensional vehicle measuring system, and maintain a current data subscription for measuring system
• Have an OEM approved refinishing system and
provide proof for system being used

NOTE: The information provided in this list comes from information released from various official sources. Where contradictory information exists, Media Matters has made a good faith effort to provide the most up-to-date information, but cannot guarantee accuracy. Information on certifications may change at the discretion of the certifying OEM. Collision Repair magazine strongly suggests contacting the OEM or the OEM rep to determine the most accurate and updated information.

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