Before the Auto Glass Safety Council was founded in the late 90s, the auto glass replacement industry had no standard for windshield installation. The industry had no yet reached a consensus regarding proper installation methods, which ultimately resulted in preventable fatalities and injuries. It also left many auto glass shops and their insurance providers facing legal action from people who thought their glass replacement was performed safely and correctly.
Before the turn of the century, AGSC had partnered with the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) to develop the Auto Glass Replacement Safety Standard (AGRSS), which addresses six critical areas related to procedures, education, product performance and the installation process including:
The AGSC requires random, independent third-party audits of Registered Member companies to further improve consumer safety and ensure that Members are upholding the Standard.
The Council has also developed and continues to administrate the industry-wide technician certification and testing program. Through this program, auto glass techs can become either Accredited and Certified Auto Glass Technicians or Master Auto Glass Technicians. An online exam that requires techs to demonstrate their expertise in safe auto glass installation is required. A different test is given to each type of tech.
Registering with the Auto Glass Safety Council and following the AGRSS Standard are currently voluntary actions that safety-conscious auto glass retailers take show their customers that they meet the ANSI/AGRSS Standard and that they are committed to safety and quality at the highest level.
To become certified as a Master Auto Glass Tech with the AGSC, a tech must pass a 50 question multiple choice exam that shows their experience and knowledge in:
To qualify for examination, the technician must have over 3 years in the auto glass industry, hold an unexpired General Auto Glass Tech certificate and be an employee of a member company.
Team Acme knows just how important auto glass is to your safety, which is why we’re committed to following all procedures exactly to ensure that your auto glass is repaired or replaced correctly and safely.
We’re home to the only AGRSS Certified Master Auto Glass Tech in the state of Nevada, Teran Marsell, who says “We’re committed to quality customer service and superior work. It’s my hope that Team Acme Inc., my team and I are able to continue growing and learning so we can better serve our customers.”
If you’re in the Henderson area, don’t trust any other shop with your auto glass repairs. It really can be a matter of life and death.
Contact us today to learn more about our AGRSS certification or to get a quote for your repair.