By CRM Staff
Laval, Quebec -- December 20, 2017 --Carrossier ProColor Saint-Hyacinthe Centre has made great strides, unique to Quebec. The Carrossier ProColor network, a member of the CSN Collision Centre network, recently announced that Carrossier ProColor Saint-Hyacinthe Centre has become the first collision centre in Quebec, as well as in the Carrossier ProColor network, to achieve the Advanced Accreditation from the Canadian Collision Industry Accreditation Program (CCIAP).
This distinction from the CCIAP is quite significant for Robin Morrissette, owner of Carrossier ProColor Saint-Hyacinthe Centre: "This is a recognition for the efforts we have made to achieve our common goal. We are proud to join a select pan-Canadian group and have peace of mind about the challenges of new repair techniques," he said, continuing, "We had to make major investments in training and new equipment. For example, a specific straightening bench, a wet mix dust collector and a complete reorganization of the workshop."
This CCIAP certification, which is valid for one year from the date of the audit, is accompanied with rigorous monitoring and ongoing training. The "Accredited – Advanced” certification refers to facilities which have been audited for advanced repair capabilities, including aluminium repair.
"We must maintain a high standard throughout our entire repair process, maintain our I-CAR Gold Class status by providing specific training for each of our technicians, as well as keep our sources of information for procedures up-to-date," added Morrissette.
Although the Advanced Accreditation process is demanding, Morrissette firmly believes that this certification is beneficial and worth every effort. "I strongly recommend this certification which is very demanding. In general, it is expensive to obtain certifications for all manufacturers. The prerequisites for the CCIAP accreditation are based on most of the manufacturers’ requirements. Once it is obtained, the repair centre can request specific OEM certification. In many cases, all that is left to do is make some small adjustments," he concluded.
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