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need help for 3M certified installer test

Discussion in 'Vehicle Wraps' started by ssb, Jan 7, 2013.

  1. ssb

    ssb New Member

    Sep 15, 2012
    Hi Guys,

    Company willing to send me to take the 3M training and the test ,Since more and more customer request Vehicle wrap job and checking the certificate.

    I'm not expecting to do wrap over a week, I 'm ready for a month and years practice. and I'm sure we will outsourcing the job in the first year.

    all I need is the pass the test and got the paper, I can't afford fail the test .

    about my back ground : I'm complete new to car wrap, but did some window graphics before.

    My questions is :

    Is this possible for me to take and pass the test directly , after their 3 days training , for example I'm a fast learner......

    what kind of practice and knowledge I should prepare before I take the test?

    Many Thanks!
  2. ChicagoGraphics

    ChicagoGraphics Major Contributor

    Feb 27, 2007
    You should know how to wrap thats what the class and certifcation is all about!!
  3. Gino

    Gino Premium Subscriber

    Jun 7, 2006
    I doubt it.

    You should try to get some experience with wrapping somewhere and then go to perfect your talents and get certified.
  4. the graphics co

    the graphics co Active Member

    Jun 26, 2008
    Gurnee, IL
    3M Certification is for more than vehicle wraps, I don't believe you will be certified unless you pass all the disciplines. On another note, it would be quite a feat to pass the certification after only a 3 day training. If i am not mistaken, you aren't able to take the certification test for 3-6 months after completing the training as they want you to practice what you have learned. All the info is on the 3M website, you should read up on it.
  5. BigfishDM

    BigfishDM Merchant Member

    Jun 22, 2009
    All Over
    You pass cert as soon as they receive payment lol you will be fine but you should film it and go back and keep watching it over and over and practice makes perfect wrap your car a few times.
  6. ssb

    ssb New Member

    Sep 15, 2012
    Thank you guys ! for all the helping tips!
  7. WB

    WB Active Member

    Feb 9, 2006
    1st thing.. Maybe in the past you passed if you paid but 3M has put a stop to that as far as I know.

    2nd you need to take the 1st lvl training then go out and practice your skills for 3-12 months then come back and take the advanced training. Once you take the advanced training you can do that test.

    We I took the test 8 of us started in the Advanced training 6 took the test and only 3 of us passed. If you fail you can come back and retest the area's you failed free of charge within the a certain time period.

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