GM Training

General Motors has requested I-CAR to conduct all GM body structural repair training within the United States. As I-CAR students, all GM dealer body structural and collision repair technicians will complete their training by attending I-CAR collision repair programs utilizing the I-CAR delivery system and instructors. With this relationship, GM dealer and dealer-sponsored body structural and collision repair technicians will not only receive the most up-to-date training in collision repair, but the collision industry also will experience an increase in training consistency.

GM Training Requirements

Cadillac Aluminum Repair Network Training Requirements

GM Steel & Aluminum Welding Program

Registering for Welding

Welding Frequently Asked Questions


GM Training Requirements

General Motors body structural technicians must complete the following list of courses to obtain the minimum level of I-CAR training required by General Motors Company:

  • • Measuring (MEA01)
  • • Full-Frame Partial Replacement (FFR01) or prior completion of SPS03
  • • Replacement of Steel Unitized Structures (SPS10) or prior completion of SPS01
  • • Sectioning of Steel Unitized Structures (SPS11) or prior completion of SPS02
  • • Exterior Panels Damage Analysis - available live (DAM10) and online (DAM10e) or prior completion of DAM04
  • • Steel Structures Damage Analysis - available live (DAM12) and online (DAM12e) or prior completion of DAM02

By utilizing the class search function and entering in your local zip code (to the right), you can search for programs specific to the General Motors and I-CAR training relationship.


Cadillac Aluminum Repair Network Training Requirements

I-CAR Gold Class designation is one of the basic knowledge and skill requirement options to qualify for the Cadillac Aluminum Repair Network through GM.

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.

In addition to Gold Class designation, at least one technician at each participating shop must complete each of the I-CAR training courses recognized by the Cadillac Aluminum Repair Network, as shown below:

  • • Welding Training & Certification: Aluminum GMA (MIG) Welding (WCA03)
  • • Aluminum-Intensive Vehicle Repairs (ALI01)
  • • Aluminum Exterior Panel Repair and Replacement (APR01)

Additional requirements must be met in order to qualify for the Cadillac Aluminum Repair Network. For more specific program information, please visit www.genuinegmparts.com or contact Cadillac Aluminum Repair Network Program Administration.
Phone: 844.545.6107
Email: CadillacNetwork@axaltacs.com


New for 2016! GM Steel & Aluminum Welding Program

Time is running out; schedule your welding training today!

I-CAR Welding Certification is a GM requirement for all GM dealer or sublet body shops. Anyone with a “Training Completion Date” prior to January 1, 2011 in any welding course will show as expired and must recertify in 2016.

Due to the high demand for I-CAR Welding Training & Certification, GM is instructing dealers/repair facilities to contact I-CAR immediately at 800.422.7872 to register and schedule this training.

To expedite the process in receiving course credit, technicians must affiliate with the GM program by clicking the “Manage Your OEM Affiliation” button below.

Manage Your OEM Affiliation

Steel Welding
GM requires that a minimum of one body structural technician at each dealership/sublet repair facility complete one of the following I-CAR Welding Training & Certification™ courses:

  • • Welding Training & Certification: Steel GMA (MIG) Welding (WCS03)
    OR
  • • Welding Training & Certification: Steel Sectioning (SPS05)*
* WCS03 is a prerequisite for SPS05

Aluminum Welding
In addition to one of the above two steel welding courses, Chevrolet dealers with Corvette Stingray allocation must have a minimum of one body structural technician complete the following I-CAR Welding Training & Certification™ course:

  • • Welding Training & Certification: Aluminum GMA (MIG) Welding (WCA03)

Registering for Welding

The Welding Training & Certification: Aluminum GMA (MIG) Welding is a six- to eight-hour event conducted in-shop at your dealership or your independent repair facility. The Welding Training & Certification event consists of four components. They are:

NOTE: Dealerships must have the following list of equipment and tools on-hand prior to scheduling the Welding Training & Certification event.

Equipment Checklist:

Once you’ve verified that your dealership or independent repair facility* has the required tools and equipment, please schedule the I-CAR Welding event at your location by downloading and completing the Registration Form below.

* See the fourth FAQ below for more information

GM Welding Registration Form


   Welding Frequently Asked Questions

Why do steel and aluminum welding certification events have to be held at my dealership?

Events are held in-shop to allow your technicians one-on-one personal attention and to learn on the same equipment they will use every day.

How long are the steel and aluminum welding certification events and what can I expect?

I don’t have a body shop. How do I meet the steel and aluminum welding requirements?

Our shop is sublet to a GM dealer. How does this program affect us?

Can more than one technician attend the event at my shop?

Will I-CAR notify GM that my dealership has completed the required steel and aluminum welding certifications? How long will it take for course completions to be posted in the GM system?

I have already completed and passed an I-CAR Steel GMA (MIG) Welding (WCS03) and Steel Sectioning (SPS05) Certification test. Does that count toward the requirements for the Stingray program?

Why do I need to provide a Certificate of Insurance before an event is scheduled?

How long will my technician’s Welding Certification remain valid?