ProFirst Certified Body Shop

Lyons Auto Body is proud to be a ProFirst Certified Body Shop and an I-CAR Gold Class Professional® collision repair shop. Our automotive professionals are trained in the highest standards of collision repair.

When you want professional, quality collision repair, consider a ProFirst shop, recognized by Canadian Honda Inc. for their commitment to a higher level of customer satisfaction through training and technology. ProFirst Certified shops are committed to a complete repair through required ongoing industry education and annual third party certifications. ProFirst Certified shops must earn an I-CAR Gold Class Professional® ,and additional Honda-specific training ensuring they are up to date on all the newest Honda technology.

Between tightening fuel efficiency laws and technological advancements, the automotive industry is rapidly altering how their vehicles are constructed. Possessing an I-CAR gold class certification in the auto body repair industry means that the collision repair shop possesses the education they need to repair vehicles safely and effectively. Only shops whose employees meet I-CAR’s most stringent training requirements can get Gold Class certification.

For a shop to reach I-CAR Gold Class certification, all employees directly involved in vehicle repair need to train through I-CAR, and every employee involved in their four core roles must achieve Platinum status. That means everyone working on your car from start to finish at a Gold Class shop has the most up-to-date training available. Just 10% of body shops meet this standard.

I-CAR Gold Class Collision Repair Training

I-CAR (The Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair) is an international, not-for-profit organization dedicated to training those in the collision industry with the knowledge and skills necessary to achieve a complete and safe repair.

Shops who achieve I-CAR’s highest level of training are awarded the I-CAR Gold Class Professionals® designation for their dedication and commitment to training staff involved in the repair process. The Gold Class designation is the highest training level recognized in the industry, and every ProFirst collision repair facility has the distinction of being an I-CAR Gold Class Professional®.

About the Gold Class® Designation

When you see the Gold Class logo, you can be confident in your choice of a collision repair shop. It means a business has met the industry’s standard for training that contributes to complete, safe, and quality repairs.

The Gold Class designation is awarded by I-CAR, a not-for-profit training organization founded by the collision repair industry and dedicated to consumer safety.

Frequently Asked Questions


Does training really matter if my shop is experienced?
Yes. Cars have become increasingly complex and technology in different makes and models changes faster than ever before. Procedures can even change significantly from one model year to the next. Current training is essential for proper, safe repairs.

How do I find a shop that has earned the Gold Class designation?
It’s as easy as using the Gold Class shop finder on this website. Although some collision repair shops advertise their Gold Class designation in ads, on their websites, in their windows or on a plaque in the shop’s lobby, this website is the most current and up-to-date resource to find one.

What if there’s not a Gold Class shop near me?
There are currently more than 4,000 Gold Class shops in North America. After a collision, restoring the structural integrity of your car is critical to your safety and the lives of your passengers. It’s not minor vehicle servicing — it’s the equivalent of life-saving surgery to your car. Just like you’d travel for a good heart surgeon, it’s worth it to seek out a Gold Class shop for significant collision repairs.

Our Certified I-CAR Gold Class technicians employ the GENESIS 2 laser measuring technology to ensure that your vehicle is repaired properly the first time.

  • Collision Repair 2000
  • Refinishing
  • Detailing
  • Advanced Vehicle Systems
  • Understanding Collision Repair
  • I C I Certification
  • NACE (National Auto body Congress & Exposition)
  • ABC Management Training
  • KIA Canada

  • Canadian Automotive Research & Training Association
  • Sheet Molded Compound Repairs
  • WHMIS (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System)
  • 3M Continuing Education for Collision Repair Shop Management
  • New Venture Program
  • Auto Body Profitability Workshop
  • BASF Glasurit Services Conference