Formula 1 Collision Center in Tucson, Arizona is proud to say that we have obtained the Gold Class recognition. The I-CAR Gold Class recognition is the highest role-relevant training achievement that is currently recognized by the repair industry. It has been estimated that only 20 percent of repair shops have obtained this certification, so it’s a pretty big deal that Formula 1 Collision Center has received this certification. We take this industry seriously, and the Gold Class recognition shows it.
As a customer, you may be wondering why you would care that we have obtained the Gold Class recognition. That is an understandable concern, but we are proud to say there are many benefits to obtaining this recognition. The biggest benefit is that it prepares our business for anything the auto repair industry throws at us. Technology is advancing at an incredibly fast rate these days, and it can be hard for auto body shops to keep up with the change. New kinds of systems and vehicles are debuting every day, and shops must stay up to date for the safety of their valued customers. Our Gold Class program has prepared all of our employees for these changes and allows them to stay up-to-date with every technological advance in the automotive industry.
For a business to earn the Gold Class certification, auto shops must achieve and maintain high levels of role-relevant training across every major collision repair roles. To get the Gold Class, we had to obtain the Platinum recognition through the I-CAR training first. We had to maintain this Platinum recognition in order to advance to the Gold Class recognition. Formula 1 Collision Center truly cares about maintaining our reputation, as we had to work to maintain the Gold Class status. We have maintained this status by continuously working to develop the knowledge and skills of our staff members. All of our employees had to go through I-CAR’s rigorous training programs by progressing through each Pro-Level. By obtaining the Gold Class certification, we are demonstrating to our customers, staff, industry, and community that we are committed to the highest standards of professionalism.