3M Preferred Installer Training Locations

Find a location nearest you to complete a Preferred Installation Training course at one of our partner locations.

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Fort Lauderdale | Geek Wraps
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Geek Wraps University is the East Coast 3M Authorized Training & Testing facility offering: Windows, Walls, Floors & Fleet, DI-NOC™ Architectural Finishes, and Vehicle Color Change.

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Hutchinson, KS | Lowen Certified
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Lowen Certified is the Midwest 3M Authorized Training & Testing facility offering: Windows, Walls, Floors and Fleet, Vehicle Color Change & intro training courses upon request.

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3M Corporate | Maplewood, MN
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3M headquarters, in St. Paul, MN, offers all 3M Preferred Installer Training and Testing including: Windows, Walls, Floors and Fleet, DI-NOC™ Architectural Finishes, and Vehicle Color Change.

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Nashville | School of Wrap
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School of Wrap is the Southeast 3M Authorized Training & Testing facility offering: Windows, Walls, Floors and Fleet, Vehicle Color Change & intro training courses.

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Phoenix, AZ | Full Circle Wrap Training
Burbank, CA | Wrapix Academy
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Wrapix Academy is the West Coast 3M Authorized Training & Testing facility offering: Windows, Walls, Floors & Fleet, DI-NOC™ Architectural Finishes, Vehicle Color Change, as well as intro training courses.

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Baltimore, MD | Energy Product Distribution
Baltimore, MD | Energy Products Distribution

Training center located in Nottingham, MD (just north of Baltimore) with easy access off the Baltimore Beltway and Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI). Enjoy everything Baltimore has to offer.

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Sarasota, FL | Accent Distributing
Sarasota, FL | Accent Distributing

Accent Distributing offers the foremost 3M™ Authorized Training & Testing Center in the Eastern U.S., specific to the commercial construction industry.

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3M | St. Paul, MN

Get hands-on training at the 3M Corporate Headquarters in St. Paul, MN. Our state-of-the-art training facility and authorized trainers are ready to help you build your skills. Browse course offerings at the link below then complete this registration form (PDF, 5.13 MB).

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    • Comprehensive discussion, demonstrations and hands-on-training.
    • Fleet graphics, windows, smooth and textured walls, floor graphics, DI-NOC™ and personal vehicles applications.
    • Extensive, monitored, hands-on practice to build and refine skills.
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    3M Graphic Films Installation Training for Windows, Walls, Floors and Fleet Graphics

    During this 3-Day (Mon.>Wed.) training, 3M Authorized Trainers demonstrate various installation processes for applying graphic films to windows, walls, floors and fleet (vehicles). These processes improve your installation proficiency and ensure your applications exceed your customer’s expectations.

    Following training (Thurs.-Fri.), 3M offers optional hands-on testing for Windows, Walls & Floors and/or Fleet Accreditations. Successful testing confers the titles of either 3M Windows, Walls & Floors Preferred Installer, 3M Fleet Preferred Installer, or both based on your participation.

    *Important: The three-day 3M Graphic Films Installation training program is not intended to provide entry level installers with the skills needed to successfully pass the hands-on Preferred Installer tests”. Although it is not mandatory, 3M suggests that these rigorous hands-on tests only be attempted by experienced installers.

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    3M Windows, Walls and Floors Preferred Installer Testing & 3M Fleet Preferred Installer Testing

    The 3M Windows, Walls & Floors Preferred Installer accreditation and the 3M Fleet Preferred Installer accreditations each require a 1-day test. If you’re interested in testing for only WWF or Fleet accreditation, 1 day (Thurs.) is required. If testing for both WWF and Fleet accreditations, 2 Days (Thurs. and Fri.) will be needed.

    Successful testing confers the titles of either 3M Windows, Walls & Floors Preferred Installer, 3M Fleet Preferred Installer, or both based on your participation. You will be listed on the 3M Installer Locator and granted use of specific 3M branding items to convey your proven proficiencies.

    *Important: The three-day 3M Graphic Films Installation training program is not intended to provide entry level installers with the skills needed to successfully pass the hands-on Preferred Installer tests”. Although it is not mandatory, 3M suggests that these rigorous hands-on tests only be attempted by experienced installers.

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    3M Films Installation Training for Vehicle Color Change

    The 3M Vehicle Color Change program is a three-day course dedicated to teaching installers how to install 3M™ Wrap Film Series 2080 and use 3M™ Knifeless Tape. Students learn the fundamental skills and knowledge necessary to advance in the personal auto industry. Instructors emphasize hands-on training using the proper application tools to help installers succeed in real-world situations. On the third day, installers have the option to continue training or attempt a five-station installation test if they feel confident in their skillset. Installers who take and pass the test will earn the 3M Vehicle Color Change Preferred Installer accreditation. Students who are new to the industry (or who have less than a year of experience) are advised not to take the test.

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    3M Preferred Installer Testing for Vehicle Color Change

    This is the registration to take the test for the title of 3M Vehicle Color Change Preferred Installer. Training is not required to take the test, but is highly recommended Please note that as of April 2022 the testing will be included along with the training, so you are not required to register separately.

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    3M DI-NOC™ Architectural Finishes Training

    This training is designed to give installers the tools and techniques needed to confidently apply 3M™ DI-NOC™ Architectural Finishes in an interior/exterior design setting. After two days of training, you will have the option of testing on what you’ve learned (day three.) Passing the test confers the title of 3M™ DI-NOC™ Architectural Finishes Preferred Installer and will be listed on the 3M Installer Locator. *Please note this training is not intended to provide entry level installers with the skills needed to successfully pass hands-on testing. 3M recommends that these rigorous hands-on tests only be taken by experienced installers.

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    3M Preferred Installer Testing for DI-NOC™ Architectural Finishes

    This is the registration to take the test for the title of 3M DI-NOC™ Architectural Finishes Preferred Installer.

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    3M Automotive Window Film Training

    You can impress consumers looking to enhance the comfort and appearance of their vehicles, after learning the latest techniques for applying window films. This two-day course includes a special section on 3M™ Automotive Window Film Crystalline Series. Training also includes instruction on film selection, prepping, mixture ratios, trimming and hand cutting as well as pre-cut kits, heat forming and final inspection.

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    3M™ Automotive Window Film with Crystalline Preferred Installer Testing

    Upon completion of two days of training, installers who have the necessary knowledge and skills can go through the testing process. Installers who pass the test will receive a certificate and the designation 3M™ Automotive Window Film with Crystalline Preferred Installer.

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    3M Paint Protection Film Training

    Help give your customers peace of mind against damaging elements by learning the best techniques for installing 3M Paint Protection Films. This two-day training will focus on installing 3M™ Paint Protection Film. The skills you learn in this training will help you increase your output and consistently apply 3M Paint Protection Film to vehicles. The course includes instruction on mixing installation solutions, basic tool introduction and usage, proper stretching techniques, edge finishing, pattern alignment and use of 3M™ Pattern and Solutions Center software.

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    3M Paint Protection Film Preferred Installer Testing

    Upon completion of two days of training, installers who have the necessary knowledge and skills can go through the testing process. Installers who pass the test will receive a certificate and the designation 3M™ Paint Protection Film Preferred Installer.


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Accent Distributing | Sarasota, FL

Accent Distributing offers the foremost 3M™ Authorized Training & Testing Center in the Eastern U.S., specific to the commercial construction industry.

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    Course Offerings

      • Accent Distributing offers advanced curriculums and a state-of-the-art facility with multiple training stations that simulate real-world situations.
      • Training curriculum covers a variety of surfaces, materials, primers, tools and techniques.
      • Classes have a low teacher/student ratio to ensure one-on-one personalized attention.
      • Each training course includes the necessary materials, tools and equipment.
      • Additional classes are available, including advanced installation techniques, surface repair and restoration, gypsum applications and estimating and project management.
    • Our training facility is located just minutes away from Siesta Key Beach, which was voted No. 1 beach in America by TripAdvisor in 2020 and by Dr. Beach in 2011 and 2017. Enjoy time on the beach after a busy training day.

    • For more information, contact our DI-NOC™ Support Team at (941) 922-5268 or visit DesignFilm.com/training.

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Energy Products Distribution | Baltimore, MD

Energy Products Distribution (EPD) is a 3M Master Distributor and 3M Authorized Training Center of 3M Architectural and Automotive Films and Finishes (DI-NOC, Glass Finishes, Sun Control, Safety, Automotive, PPF, and Ceramic Coating).

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    Course Offerings

      • Training station applications include flat surfaces, door wrapping, complex curves, corners, and more.
      • Surface preparation, installation considerations, and maintenance and repair recommendations.
      • Installation tools and lunch each day are included.
      • Low student to teach ratio to improve learning and comprehension.
    • Visit EPDWindowFilm.com for more course information and registration.

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Full Circle Wrap Training | Phoenix, AZ

The classes offered at Full Circle Wrap Training cater to different skill levels and cover various aspects of design and workflow.

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    Course Offerings

      • Beginner classes focus on reviewing Photoshop and Illustrator tools, designing with pre-made templates, and understanding the benefits of a tandem workflow.
      • Intermediate classes delve into color space management, bleed in design, file preparation for print, and creating custom vehicle templates.
      • Advanced classes provide insights into custom built templates, fleet graphics, and designing for partial coverage, emphasizing best practices and techniques.

      To request information regarding our upcoming design and installation classes, call 602-699-3895, or visit https://fcwtraining.com/.

      To request information regarding our upcoming design and installation classes, call 602-699-3895, or visit https://fcwtraining.com/.

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Geek Wraps | Fort Lauderdale, FL

Geek Wraps University offers 3M Installer Training and Testing in sunny South Florida. With a low student/teach ratio, their training and testing is offers individual attention to each student.

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    Course Offerings

    • Comprehensive discussion, demonstrations and hands-on-training.
    • Fleet graphics, windows, smooth and textured walls, floor graphics, and personal vehicles applications.
    • Extensive, monitored, hands-on practice to build and refine skills.
    • All appropriate tools and materials provided for use during class.
    • First rate resort area, average temperature 77 degrees (F) year round.

    Contact Geek Wraps University for booking 954-351-1501 and for more information visit: GeekWrapsU.com

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Lowen Certified | Hutchinson, KS

Lowen Certified offers installer training and certification program that gives individual graphic installers an industry recognized certification, proving they have passed the industry's most demanding graphic installation testing. With 19,000 square feet of training facilities, their hands-on and classroom training covers a wide variety of installation techniques.

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    Course Offerings

    • Vehicle accessory disassembly
    • Graphic film installation/removal for vehicle/fleet wraps, smooth/textured walls, window & floor graphics
    • Closely monitored hands-on practice to build/refine skills
    • Training is offered upon request.

    Visit LowenCertified.com for more course information and registration.

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School of Wrap | Nashville, TN

School of Wrap offers an immersive graphics experience in a spacious facility with low student-to-teacher ratio. Located in the heart of “Music City” Nashville, TN, students will get individualized attention to help hone skills. Whether you’re new to the industry or an experienced installer, they have a class for you.

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    Course Offerings

    • Comprehensive discussion, demonstrations and hands-on-training.
    • Walls, windows floors and fleet graphics, color change and vehicle wraps
    • 14 different training stations to build and refine skills

    Visit SchoolOfWrap.com for more information.

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Wrapix Academy | Burbank, CA

Wrapix Academy has more than 6,000 square feet of training facility dedicated to graphic installations. They offer 11 different hands-on stations to help you build and refine skills. Whether you’re new to the industry or a seasoned professional, their training can fit any need.

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    Course Offerings

    • • Comprehensive discussion, demonstrations and hands-on-training.
    • • Fleet graphics, windows, smooth and textured walls, floor graphics, DI-NOC™ and personal vehicles applications.
    • • Extensive, monitored, hands-on practice to build and refine skills.
    • Contact Adam Sumner at: 818-433-7548, or visit WrapixAcademy.com for more information.