Automotive refinish professionals can now earn I-CAR credits without additional cost

Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes joins I-CAR Sustaining Partner Program

Cleveland—Automotive refinish professionals can now earn I-CAR credits for completing Sherwin-Williams training courses at no additional cost as a result of joining I-CAR’s Sustaining Partner program, an initiative designed to mobilize organizations in support of I-CAR’s mission to enhance collision repair industry training and ensure complete, safe and quality repairs.

The ultimate goal of the program is to reduce the cost of I-CAR training to collision repair shops, as well as to help fund vocational school programs throughout the U.S. I-CAR Gold Class collision repair centers consistently achieve more reliable performance and results for customers, improving their marketability to insurers.

As a sustaining partner, Sherwin-Williams will be a contributor to that long-term plan for the collision repair industry.

“The more we can help our customers achieve I-CAR Gold Class designation, the more successful they will be in their business,” said Rod Habel, Sherwin-Williams director of training. “Better service and better education for our customers is the key to strengthening the industry and keeping people safe.”

Habel added that the existing curriculum of Sherwin-Williams training courses will be supplemented by additional courses to be introduced throughout the year. I-CAR will provide Sherwin-Williams with support for developing and building training classes to ensure they meet I-CAR accreditation standards.

Since launching the program in 2018, I-CAR has enlisted more than a dozen organizations to help collision repair professionals contend with rapidly changing vehicle technology, and increasing repair complexity and cost, among other challenges.

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