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Auto Glass Installer Standards and Certifications


Ask your auto glass company if the installer who will be working on your vehicle is certified. Here are some windshield replacement certifications to ask about. The (*) indicates the most common certifications:

AGRSS*
The Auto Glass Replacement Safety Standards Council offers an accreditation program for auto glass shops. Registered shops guarantee that they are compliant with the ANSI/AGRSS standard.

ASE
The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence offers a well-known certification for individual automotive repair technicians. To achieve ASE certification, a technician must pass a test and have a minimum of 2 years of experience in the specific automotive trade for which they are certified. Make sure your auto glass technician is ASE certified for auto glass rather than, for example, engine repair.

IGA
The Independent Glass Association offers membership to auto glass companies with less than 100 locations. The IGA also offers a certification program for individual technicians. In addition to passing a training course and demonstrating basic math skills, technicians are required to have a minimum of six months' auto glass installation experience and make at least 50% of their yearly income from auto glass replacement.
 
The Michigan Glass Association (MGA) was founded in 1991 and represents glass manufacturers, suppliers, architectural glaziers, residential and automotive glass individuals and companies with a common interest of promoting and addressing issues affecting the industry in the state of Michigan. We are a chapter of the National Glass Association.

NGA*
The National Glass Association certifies individual auto glass installers. The NGA's Certified Auto Glass Technician Program has two levels: Certified Auto Glass Technician (CAGT) which requires testing plus at least 6 months experience in auto glass installation, and Certified Master Auto Glass Technician (CMAGT) which requires testing in addition to CAGT certification and 3 years' experience as an auto glass technician.

 

NWRA

National Windshield Repair Association, Is tha same as the NGA but is specialized for the windshield Repair Business since there are repair only shops that do not install.

 

PAG

Performance Achievement Group is a Provider of superior automotive glass technical training courses in compliance with ANSI / AGRSS standards. Our courses are designed for both experienced technicians and individuals new to the industry.

 

Our Certifications

Kalamazoo Glass & Windshield is a member of the NGA, NWRA,  and the AGRSS. Our installers are certified from PAG, (Performance Achievement Group) in Madison WI. and conform beyond the requirements of the AGRSS. No license is required or available for auto glass installation in Michigan and certification is not legally required. Certification is optional, so be sure you use a shop that is certified and conforms to the AGRSS requirements.

 
 Damage that can occur when you do not use properly trained installers!