The Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) will host two auto glass technician training and testing opportunities in Long Island (Hauppauge), N.Y., next April. The training is free to technicians who work for AGSC Registered Member Companies and available to non-Registered Member Companies at a small charge. It will be held in conjunction with Glass Expo Northeast™ at the Hyatt Regency Long Island Hotel.
The first course and certification exam will be conducted on Thursday, April 23, from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Then, on Friday, April 24, a second course will be offered from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., and the certification exam will be conducted from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
The cost for technicians who do not work for AGSC Registered Member Companies is $49. Also, as a special incentive, companies that become AGSC Registered Member Companies by the date of this training can sign their technicians up onsite to take the training and test for free (the $49 will be credited back once deducted from the total AGSC registration fees).
All fees include both the training and examination.
Standards committee chair and industry expert Bob Beranek, president of Automotive Glass Consultants in Sun Prairie, Wis., is teaching the course.
“We felt that if we could help the technicians pass the certification exam it would help the industry in two ways,” says Beranek. “It would increase the number of certified technicians, which would give the consumer more confidence in our replacements, and we could improve the knowledge the technician needs to perform competently.”
Please visit www.agsc.org/newyork/ to register. AGSC is also conducting similar training in Baltimore in October and Irvine, Calif., in March.
The Auto Glass Safety Council (AGSC) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the safe replacement of auto glass. The AGSC was founded and is supported by companies in the auto glass replacement industry that keep safe installation as their primary goal and is an accredited American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standards development organization. It has developed North America’s only auto glass replacement standard, the AGRSS® Standard (ANSI/AGRSS® 002-2002 Automotive Glass Replacement Safety Standard) which addresses procedures, education and product performance.