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Introducing new 3M Installer Training Programs

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Level up your skills with 3M Installer Training.

The times have changed, and 3M installer training has too. We've updated our training programs to let you select your career path - whether you want to focus on a specific installation type, or learn multiple skills, we have a training program for you.

Unsure which program is right for you? Use this guide to compare training programs (PDF, 940 KB). If you’re already a 3M Preferred or 3M Endorsed Installer, here is how your accreditation changes (PDF, 4.6 MB).

Why take our courses?

  • Be Recognized

    Professional installers who pass our rigorous 3M Preferred Installer testing 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 installer locator tool.
  • Be Informed

    Our training will teach you the latest techniques and standards used in the industry.


3M offers best-in-class Installer Training and Testing Programs across the country.

Select a company to learn more about their location offerings and register for programs.

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Individual Installer Training

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    3M Graphic Films Installation Training for Window, Walls, Floors and Fleet Graphics
    This training will teach you the broad range of installation approaches on applications including windows, walls, floors and fleet. Improve your proficiency and ensure your applications exceed your customer’s expectations.

    At the end of this three-day training, you may test for Windows, Walls and Floors and/or Fleet Accreditations. Passing the tests confers the titles of 3M Fleet Graphics Preferred Installer and 3M Windows, Walls & Floors Preferred Installer and will be listed on the 3M Installer Locator.

    Register for training at a partner location

    Register for training on 3M campus

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    3M Films Training for Vehicle Color Change

    This training is exclusively dedicated to installing 3M™ Wrap Film Series 2080 and using 3M™ Knifeless Tape so you have the skills needed to tap into the growing market of vehicle accents and color change.

    Upon completion of two days of advanced training, a test is optional. Installers who pass the test will receive the designation 3M Vehicle Color Change Preferred Installer and will be listed on the 3M Installer Locator.

    Register for training at a partner location

    Register for training on 3M campus

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    3M Films Training for DI-NOC™ Architectural Finishes

    This training is designed to give installers the tools and techniques needed to confidently apply 3M™ DI-NOC™ Architectural Finishes in an interior design setting.

    At the end of this two-day training, you will take a test on what you’ve learned. Passing the test confers the title of 3M™ DI-NOC™ Architectural Finishes Preferred Installer and will be listed on the 3M Installer Locator.

    Register for training at a partner location

    Register for training and testing on 3M campus


Individual Installer Testing

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    Become an Accredited 3M Preferred Installer

    Once you're ready, take the test. Successfully passing the Preferred tests 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.

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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
    Visit UASG to apply for your company certification

Introductory Courses:

Style Your Ride: Basic Hands-On Training

One-Day, hands-on training

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    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.

    Check back for 2021 dates coming soon.

3M Intro Training to Windows, Walls, Floors, and Fleet.

One-day, hands-on training

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    This hands-on, one-day, comprehensive class will teach you how to install many different 3M™ Print Wrap Films.

    Beginner installers will learn the fundamental skills to help prepare to advance into graphic film installations and advanced installers will leave with the latest techniques to share with employees.

    Register for training at a partner location

    Training on 3M campus - 2021 dates coming soon.


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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.

REQUEST CUSTOM TRAINING

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Graphics College

3M offers an event designed to bring Graphic Manufacturers and Sign Converters together and offer training and business guidance. We’re here to help you grow your business. The event is free and offered only at 3M Corporate Headquarters in St. Paul, MN.

Check back for 2021 dates coming soon.


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Exclusive access to training and best practices, at your fingertips in the 3M™ COSMO App. Available only to those who have completed any 3M training.

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