"The Gold Class® recognition is the highest role-relevant training achievement recognized by the collision repair industry. It is estimated that only 20% of repair shops currently meet the rigorous Gold Class standard. The I-CAR Professional Development Program™ provides collision repair and insurance businesses with a reliable training framework for acquiring Gold Class and maintaining the up-to-date knowledge and skills that contribute to proper repairs, improved business performance and risk reduction."
"A 'technical tsunami' is approaching for the collision repair industry. As of 2016, more than 200 new vehicles and redesigns have debuted, many with new lightweight vehicle materials and advanced safety systems that will change the nature of collision repairs. Up-to-date training is becoming increasingly important for consumer safety and business survival. The I-CAR Gold Class® program prepares your business to meet the challenges of this ongoing technological change."
"To earn the Gold Class recognition, businesses must achieve and maintain a high level of role-relevant training across each of the major collision repair roles. This is measured by achievement and maintenance of Platinum™ recognition, earned through I-CAR training, by designated Role Reps at your facility."
"To maintain Gold Class, an organization must continue to develop the knowledge and skills of its staff to advanced levels by progressing its Role Reps through the ProLevels® of I-CAR's Professional Development Program™. By becoming Gold Class, you demonstrate to your customers, your staff and the industry that your business is committed to the highest standards of professionalism."