A New Record for AGSC-Certified Techs
The number of certified Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) technicians has surpassed 3,000 for the first time. This includes technicians who are Qualified and Certified and those who have obtained their Master certifications.
AGSC Qualified technicians are those who have passed the AGSC general technician certification test but do not work for AGSC Registered Member Companies. AGSC Certified technicians are those who have passed the AGSC general technician certification test and who work for AGSC Registered Member Companies. AGSC Master technicians have passed the AGSC Master technician certification test and work for AGSC Registered Member Companies.
“We congratulate all of the technicians who have chosen to set themselves apart from others by pursuing their certifications with AGSC,” says Vincent Lamarco, director of certifications for AGSC.
“Likewise, we celebrate this mile-stone, which is great not only for the AGSC, but also for the industry at large and the driving public,” says Lamarco.
AGSC Explores New Programs
The Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) is in the early stages of creating a Customer Service Representative (CSR) certification program and an Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) certification program.
The AGSC Education Committee is working to create the CSR certification program and will work with the AGSC ADAS committee to create the ADAS certification program.
The CSR certification program will cover the varied definitions of company CSRs across the industry.
The ADAS certification program will provide a general knowledge of ADAS recalibration, tools and procedures to technicians.
The Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) will hold a sample (mock) audit on Thursday, September 5, during Auto Glass Week in Indianapolis.
Penny Ouellette from Orion Registrar Inc., the third-party firm that administers the AGSC’s audit program, and technician Jason Olejniczak with Glass America, an AGSC Registered Member Company, will lead the audit. Olejniczak will install a windshield while Ouellette completes the audit; some examples of noncompliance will be included intentionally so those in attendance can see first-hand how the audit process works.
Auto Glass Week will be held September 4-6 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis.
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