3M Graphics Installation Training & Testing Programs

3M offers best-in-class Graphics Installation Training and Testing Programs across the country. Locations include 3M Center in St. Paul, MN; Lowen Certified in Hutchinson, KS; Geek Wraps in Ft. Lauderdale, FL; J3 Industries, Addison, TX; and Wrapix Academy in Burbank, CA.

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Introducing the state-of-the-art 3M Mobile Training Vehicle

3M has rolled out our Mobile Training Vehicle to deliver hands-on training at your location. The 40-foot mobile application center is fully equipped to provide training on the application of graphics and architectural films. Participants can expect to learn up-to-date and relevant installation techniques, industry best practices and 3M specific solutions. Contact your 3M Sales Representative for more information.

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Become a 3M accredited graphic installer and hone in on installation skills.

Be recognized as the best. Get a competitive advantage with 3M Graphics Installation Programs.

Professional installers who pass unique 3M installation testing programs will be designated as the best in the business. Not only will you be able to promote yourself and your business as a leader in installations, we'll promote your services on our website and social media.

If your installation skills need a little fine tuning, we can give you personalized advanced training to get you prepared for an installer testing program.

Use our chart comparison guide to find the 3M accredited training that meets your specific needs, or contact us about your custom training needs.


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If you're a business owner:

Get your company 3M certified.

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    3M Certified Graphics Installation Company Training and Testing

    This program is to certify the installation company that performs all types of graphic installations. The certification process starts with your application with the United Application Standards Group (UASG) at www.UASG.org. The process includes customer reference checks, site interview, and at least one of your installers successfully passing the 3M hands-on testing at 3M Center in St. Paul, Minnesota.

    Benefits to becoming a 3M Certified Graphics Installation Company:
     

    Contact: Mike Stavreff, 3M
    Office: 651-737-8302
    Apply at: www.UASG.org

      • Certified for business best-practices and installation skill
      • Network with other 3M Certified Graphics Installation Companies for continuous learning, development and opportunities
      • Listed on "3M.com/GraphicsInstaller" as a 3M Certified Graphics Installation Company
      • Exclusive use of the 3M Certified Graphics Installation Company title and emblem
      • Membership in the UASG and listed on UASG.org

    This program is to certify the installation company that performs all types of graphic installations. The certification process starts with your application with the United Application Standards Group (UASG) at www.UASG.org. The process includes customer reference checks, site interview, and at least one of your installers successfully passing the 3M hands-on testing at 3M Center in St. Paul, Minnesota.

    Benefits to becoming a 3M Certified Graphics Installation Company:
     

    Contact: Mike Stavreff, 3M
    Office: 651-737-8302
    Apply at: www.UASG.org

      • Certified for business best-practices and installation skill
      • Network with other 3M Certified Graphics Installation Companies for continuous learning, development and opportunities
      • Listed on "3M.com/GraphicsInstaller" as a 3M Certified Graphics Installation Company
      • Exclusive use of the 3M Certified Graphics Installation Company title and emblem
      • Membership in the UASG and listed on UASG.org

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If you're an individual installer:

Start with our training, and then move forward with testing.

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    3M Advanced Installation Training

    Get three days of personal, hands-on advanced training from 3M Graphics Authorized Trainers. Practice your skills on 10 stations, including vehicle graphics, smooth and textured walls and floor graphics. The low student-to-trainer ratio of this advanced training will help prepare you for the 3M Preferred Graphics Installer testing programs.

    The Advanced Installation Training class will help prepare you for the 3M Preferred Graphics Installer Test with:

      • Comprehensive discussion, demonstration and hands-on training on Vehicle Wraps, Fleet graphics, smooth walls, textured walls and floor graphics
      • Low student-to-trainer ratio
      • Extensive monitored hands-on practice to build and refine skills
      • All appropriate tools and materials provided for use during the classes
    • Choose Your Training Location and Date
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    3M Preferred Graphics Installer Testing

    Let your customers know you've proven yourself as a skilled installer of all types of graphic installations by becoming a 3M Preferred Graphics Installer. Successfully passing this accreditation will increase your status as an installer and give you instant creditability with your clients. This testing program is designed for performing all types of graphic installations.

    Benefits to becoming a 3M Preferred Graphics Installer:
     

      • Validated technical skills and knowledge for the individual
      • Listed on 3M.com/GraphicsInstaller as a 3M Preferred Graphics Installer
      • Exclusive use of the 3M Preferred Graphics Installer title
      • 3M Preferred Graphics Installer credentials
      • Two 3M Preferred Graphics Installer shirts and access to acquire more
      • I.D. card that states you are a 3M Preferred Graphics Installer
    • View Testing Locations and Dates

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Are you ready for more advanced training? Continue with 3M Endorsed Installer Programs.

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    3M Endorsed Installer for Knifeless Tape

    Calling all qualified 3M Graphics Installers* - get hands-on training and instruction using 3M™ Knifeless Tapes. Create bolder and more complex installation with no paint cuts, guaranteed.

    3M offers this training and testing program for installers focused on high-end installations using Knifeless Tape and graphic films. The knowledge gained along with the 3M Endorsed Installer for Knifeless Tape title will allow installers to differentiate themselves from other installers while increasing the value they can offer their customers. The training and testing will be available at 3M Center in St. Paul and select authorized facilities.

    Accreditation Requirements for testing:
     

      • Must be a 3M Preferred Graphics Installer OR Must be an the installer that passed the 3M Certified Graphics Installation Company
      • Participants will need to pass the hands-on and written test.
      • Must carry liability insurance (verified once per year)
    • *Hands-on training open to all experienced installers. This class is not about installing – participants MUST be a proficient, experienced installer and have adequate skills to keep the class flowing.
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    3M Endorsed Installer for Architectural Finishes

    3M understands that how a product is installed is just as important as what the product can do, so we’re setting a new standard for architectural finish installation. The 3M Endorsed DI-NOC Installer Program is designed to give installers the tools and techniques needed to confidently apply 3M™ DI-NOC™ Architectural Finishes in an interior design setting. By offering comprehensive training and rigorous testing, 3M recognizes and rewards installers’ investment to become skilled DI-NOC applicators. The training and testing will be done at 3M Center in St. Paul.

    Benefits to becoming a 3M Endorsed Installer for Architectural Finishes:
     

    • Recognition: use of the 3M Endorsed DI-NOC Installer designation
    • Project leads: listed on 3M Architectural Markets’ website as a 3M Endorsed DI-NOC Installer and referrals from in-field sales representatives who are building a pipeline of projects every day
    • Network: continuous learning, development and leads designed specifically for the 3M Endorsed DI-NOC Installer Network

    Program Overview

    The 3M Endorsed DI-NOC Installer Program is comprised of three days of hands’ on training, followed by two days of testing.

     

      • Training covers the skills and knowledge necessary to apply DI-NOC in an interior design setting; completion of the training will allow participants to confidently complete DI-NOC applications using appropriate materials, tools and techniques
      • Applications include, but are not limited to, flat surfaces, door wrapping, complex curves, corners and more
      • Supplemental topics include Surface Preparation, Installation Considerations, Maintenance, and Repair
      • The two-day test is comprised of a written and hands’ on test that assesses participants’ competency in DI-NOC application
      • Participants who successfully complete the two-day test earn the 3M Endorsed DI-NOC Installer designation
    • For more information about Architectural Design Products, please visit 3m.com/AMD.
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