What is Gold Class?
Gold Class® recognition is given to businesses that achieve and maintain a high level of role-relevant PDP™ training that contributes to complete, safe and quality repairs. There is different role-relevant PDP training that is required depending on whether you are a collision repair or insurance business.
The purpose of the policy is to grant awareness and visibility to the steps that will be taken to protect the Gold Class brand in case of violation or loss of qualification.
Program and Gold Class Trademark Ownership
To protect and monitor the use of the Gold Class mark, I-CAR retains the rights and ownership of all program materials provided for promotion. These materials are licensed at no cost to businesses who meet the requirements of the Gold Class recognition program. All program materials, including signage, advertising, logos or other promotional materials, are the property of I-CAR and protected under the copyright and other laws of the United States and the individual states and in other countries by international treaty provisions.
If a business loses Gold Class qualification, I-CAR will notify location of such loss of qualification and request branded materials to be returned/removed. The business that has lost Gold Class qualification shall immediately cease use of all Program materials and return the Program, including its “Gold Class” plaque and all other Program materials to I-CAR no later than ten (10) business days after the date of such termination and/or written notice from I-CAR. If business does not comply, additional enforcement steps will be taken, up to and including legal action.