Honda Training

I-CAR Gold Class® designation is one of the basic knowledge and skill requirement options to qualify for the ProFirst Certified body shop program from American Honda Motor Co. Through earning the Gold Class designation, collision repair facilities may increase operational efficiencies, reduce cycle times, minimize repair mistakes, and most importantly, complete safe repairs.

For information on getting started with the Gold Class designation, visit Gold Class Professionals Business Recognition.

The ProFirst Certified body shop program is available to both dealer-owned and independent collision repair facilities.

ProFirst Training Requirements

All ProFirst Certified body shops must register for and complete the MIG Brazing Hands-On Skills Development (BRZ02) course before January 1, 2019. Only Steel Structural Technicians, Non-Structural Technicians or Aluminum Technicians taking the course satisfy the requirement. Honda recommends that more than one technician per shop register for and pass this course.

In addition, to qualify for ProFirst Certified status, shops must fulfill the following requirements: 

At least one Structural Technician (steel or aluminum), one Non-Structural Technician and one Estimator, OR at least two Structural Technicians (steel or aluminum) and one Estimator, must each complete and pass the Honda/Acura training as shown below. One person cannot satisfy multiple role requirements.

These are the currently available modules of the American Honda training series. Modules will be introduced from time to time as determined by American Honda. The shop will be advised via email as new modules are available and will have 60 days from the date that a given class is announced to complete the specified class in order to maintain its ProFirst Certified status. For your convenience, these modules will be delivered online through I-CAR. The modules apply to U.S. models only.

Additional requirements must be met in order to qualify for the ProFirst program, including CSI System, Tools and Equipment, Facility Standards and Shop Inspections. For more specific program information, contact the program administrator at