Technician Accreditation

The Auto Glass Safety Council offers various types of auto glass technician accreditation:

 

AGSC Qualified Replacement Technician – applies to technicians who have passed the AGSC general technician certification test but do not work for AGSC Registered Member Companies.

 

 

 

AGSC Certified Replacement Technician – applies to technicians who have passed the AGSC general technician certification test and who work for AGSC Registered Member Companies.

 

 

 

AGSC Master Replacement Technician – applies to technicians who have passed the AGSC master technician certification test and who work for AGSC Registered Member Companies.

 

 

 

NWRD Certified Repair Technician – applies to technicians who have passed the NWRD Repair Technician test and who work for member companies of AGSC or its NWRD (repair only) division.

 

 

 

NWRD Qualified Repair Technician – applies to technicians who have passed the NWRD Repair Technician test but do not work for member companies of AGSC or its NWRD (repair only) division.

 

 

General Certification Technician Test

The AGSC’s General Auto Glass Technician certification examination is an online examination consisting of 70 multiple choice questions, allowing an average of 90 seconds per question to answer.

Requirements: knowledge in OSHA regulations, an understanding of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), all types of auto glass replacement, NAGS and pattern making for glass fabrication will help in taking the examination.

Those applying for the exam with special needs may contact AGSC with concerns.

Master Certification Technician Test

The AGSC’s Master Auto Glass Technician certification examination is an online examination consisting of 70 multiple choice questions, allowing an average of 90 seconds per question to answer.

Requirements: must have experience and knowledge in OSHA required employee safety regulations; conducting installations according to the current AGRSS Standard; intermediate level automotive electrical testing and troubleshooting procedures and equipment; OEM sunroof repair and replacement techniques; advanced wind noise and water leak diagnosis and repair; current standards and regulations that apply to the auto glass industry; custom cutting and finishing of automotive laminated glass; an understanding of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS).

To be eligible for this exam, technicians must have 3 or more years in the auto glass industry, be an AGSC certified Auto Glass Technician, and be an employee of an AGSC Registered Member Company.

Those applying for the exam with special needs may contact AGSC with concerns.

NWRD Repair Certification Technician Test

The NWRD Repair Exam certification examination is an online examination consisting of 60 multiple choice questions, allowing an average of 90 seconds per question to answer. (Renewal Exams consist of 20 multiple choice questions, allowing an average of 90 seconds per question to answer.)

Requirements: Understand the steps necessary for a company and its individuals to be in compliance with ANSI/NWRA/ROLAGS 001-2014, the Repair of Laminated Auto Glass Standard (ROLAGS™).

Those applying for the exam with special needs may contact AGSC with concerns.

Certification Test Registration Process

To register for the test click on the link provided below under Certification Test Links and complete the application form. The cost to take the test is as follows:

$39.00 – technicians who work for AGSC Registered Member Companies
$149.00 – technicians who work for non-AGSC Registered Members

The test fee covers up to three (3) attempts to pass the certification exam.

Upon receipt and processing (up to seven business days) of the completed application and payment, you will receive an email listing the login, password and URL link to access the online examination. You will have up to six (6) months from the time you receive your login and password to take the test.

Certification Test Links

CLICK HERE to register or renew your certification online.
CLICK HERE for an exam user’s guide (computer requirements and troubleshooting).

Certification Test Preparation Tips

AGSC has created a series of free training videos to help prepare you for the exam. It will take approximately two hours to view all of these videos. The above-mentioned login and password will provide you with access to these videos.

The following textbook is offered for sale and may assist you in preparation for the certification exam. It is a textbook authored by Bob Beranek of Automotive Glass Consultants and is available for purchase on Amazon. Click on the following link for more information: “The Complete Guide to Auto Glass Installation.”

You may also check the Auto Glass Safety Council’s website for various AGSC registered training programs (www.agsc.org/technician-training/) which you may contact.

For the NWRD Repair Exam, a manual will be distributed at the time of exam setup to assist in preparing for the test.

How Do I Submit Comments About the Testing?

Comments or concerns about how the examination was administered or item challenges must be delivered in writing. Mail your comments to Certified Auto Glass Technician Program, Auto Glass Safety Council, 20 PGA Drive, Suite 201, Stafford, VA 22554. You may also fax your comments to 540/720-5687.

Please include:

  • Your name, address, last 4 digits of your social security number and phone number; and
  • Your test date.

You may also direct all inquiries and comments about eligibility and procedures for registration to AGSC as above.