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3M Graphics and Signage Online and In-Person Trainings
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Become a 3M accredited graphic installer and hone in on installation skills.

Training Options

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, in Addison, TX; and Wrapix Academy in Burbank, CA.

If you already know what you are most interested in, select one of the course categories below to find more details. If not, download our course comparison chart to find the 3M accredited training that meets your specific needs.

Why take our courses?

  • Be Recognized

    Professional installers who pass unique 3M installation testing programs will be recognized as among the best in the industry.
  • Be Featured

    Promote yourself and your business as a leader in installations and we’ll promote your services on our Graphics Installer Locator Tool.

  • Be Informed

    Our advanced training teaches you the latest techniques and standards of the graphics industry.

Individual Installer Training and Testing

Take 3M's hands-on training and pass the accreditation test.

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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

    View all Advanced Installer training locations

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    3M Preferred Graphics Installer Testing

    Once you're ready, take the test. Successfully passing this test will give you the accreditation of 3M Preferred Graphics Installer and 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.

    3M Advanced Installation Training is not required to take this test but is recommended.

    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 all Preferred Graphics testing locations

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    3M™ Endorsed for Architectural Installer Training/Testing

    The 3M™ Endorsed for Architectural 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. The training and testing will be done at 3M Center in St. Paul.

    Benefits to becoming a 3M™ Endorsed for Architectural installer:
     

    • Recognition: use of the 3M™ Endorsed for Architectural installer designation
      Project leads: listed on 3M Architectural Markets’ website as a 3M Endorsed for Architecturalinstaller 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 for Architectural installer network

    3M Center is closed for training until further notice.


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Certification for Your Business: 3M Certified Graphics Installation Company

Get your company 3M Certified.

For the business owner, 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 UASG.org. The process includes customer reference checks, site interview, and at least one of your installers successfully passing the 3M Preferred Graphics Installer Testing at 3M Center in St. Paul, Minnesota.

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    Certification Benefits:

    • 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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Custom Training

3M offers customized installer training at your facility to meet the needs of your team in a flexible group size environment. Get hands-on training for vehicle wraps, fleet graphics, smooth and textured walls, windows and floors.

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Style Your Ride: Basic Hands-On Training

Join 3M Authorized Trainers for a complete, hands-on, one-day basic training course that will teach you the essential skills you need to meet the growing demand of accent installations and partial automotive graphics. Build the confidence you need to create your very own accent style using 3M™ Wrap Film Series 2080 and 3M™ Knifeless Tape.

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Graphics College

Graphics College

3M has designed an event in which we can bring GMs and Sign Converters together and offer them 3M training and business guidance. Primary Purpose of the Program, Support our customers in GROWING their business! Dates provided: March 5th- 6th, May 11th- 12th, October 8th-9th 

Event Cost is FREE

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