February 12, 2015
Debra Levy, 540/720-7484, ext. 111

AGSC Expands Certification Exam Opportunities

The Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) has a new certification test provider and has expanded its technician certification program. Among the many benefits of the change in providers is the fact that technicians now have up to three opportunities to pass the exam for the same low fee.

“If multiple attempts are needed by technicians to pass the exam, we are pleased to announce that you will now be able to take the test three times for the price of the application fee,” says certification director Vinny Lamarco. “The former provider allowed for only one attempt per fee.”

Technicians who need to re-take the test will be required to wait at least one week to do so.

The new system also will decrease the time it will take from when a technician applies to take the exam to the point at which he will be able to do so.

“Because the system profiles and passwords necessary for the technicians to take the exam will now be set up directly in-house by AGSC staff for technicians rather than initiating periodic instructions for the third-party certification provider to do so, this can be done more quickly,” says Lamarco. “While our former timeliness standards were for user IDs and passwords to be issued to technicians within two weeks of the receipt of the application form, this turnaround time may be significantly reduced.”

Finally, with the new provider, AGSC staff will be informed of test results immediately after the technician takes the exam.

“This will allow us to identify successful attempts and get welcome packets to technicians more quickly,” says Lamarco.

For more information about the technician certification program or to sign up to become certified, click here.

The Auto Glass Safety Council (AGSC) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the safe replacement of auto glass. The AGSC was founded and is supported by companies in the auto glass replacement industry that keep safe installation as their primary goal and is an accredited American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standards development organization. It has developed North America's only auto glass replacement standard, the AGRSS® Standard (ANSI/AGRSS® 003-2015 Automotive Glass Replacement Safety Standard), which addresses procedures, education and product performance.

Contact the Auto Glass Safety Council™:

20 PGA Drive, Suite 201 | Stafford, VA 22554
Phone: 540/720-7484 |