Training

Certified Training for Global Paint Protection Film and Window Film



IDS University offers factory certified hands-on installation training for Global Window Film, Global Paint Protection Film, and IDS Automotive Window Tint.

Why IDS University?

Hands-on
Small classes
Trainers with real-world experience
Train with Grade A film (never Grade B)
Certificate of Completion
Access to post-training support
Marketing resources

IDS University conducts its training classes at two locations



$75K

Average starting annual salary for a full-time film technician

IDS University offers three hands-on installation classes:



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GLOBAL PAINT PROTECTION FILM


We offer a two (2) day, factory certified, hands-on installation training course that teaches the basics of installing Global Paint Protection Film, including:

Basic PPF knowledge
History
Construction
Pricing
Sales
Marketing
Overview of installation tools
Overview of Global pattern software
Handling, plotting, and cutting of film
Squeegeeing, repositioning, and fixing of film
Film removal


$1,395.00 / person

Includes installation tools to take home and lunch each day

REGISTER
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IDS AUTOMOTIVE TINT


We offer a two (2) day, hands-on installation training course that teaches the basics of installing IDS Automotive Window Tint, including:

Basic auto tint knowledge
Overview of installation tools
Overview of Global pattern software
Handling, plotting, and cutting of tint
Squeegeeing and heat shrinking of tint
Tint removal


$1,395.00 / person

Includes installation tools to take home and lunch each day

REGISTER
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GLOBAL WINDOW FILM


We offer a one (1) day, factory certified, hands-on installation training course that teaches the basics of installing Global Sun Control, Security, and Decorative Window Films, on residential and commercial windows, including:

Basic window film knowledge
Overview of installation tools
Handling and cutting of film
Squeegeeing, repositioning, and fixing of film
Film removal


$995.00 / person

Includes installation tools to take home and lunch

REGISTER

Meet Your Installation Trainers



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Dustin Gonzalez (Charleston, SC)

Dustin started tinting in 2002, focusing on windows for homes, offices, and boats. It wasn’t until 2005 that he began tinting automobiles. A few years later, Dustin learned to install paint protection film and became an installation trainer for a film pattern software company. It was there that he developed a passion for training and mentoring trainees as they embarked on a new career path. Dustin joined IDS Automotive in 2023 as its lead trainer. When asked about his favorite aspect of training, Dustin replied, “I am still in contact with people that I trained years ago and have built many wonderful relationships”.



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Automotive Protection Academy (Modesto, CA)

IDS Automotive has partnered with Automotive Protection Academy (APA) of Modesto, CA to provide hands-on installation training classes for Global Paint Protection Film and IDS Automotive Window Tint.

Automotive Protection Academy’s certified installers have more than 30 years of industry experience installing various automotive and architectural films. Their state-of-the-art facility means that trainees are in a well-lit, climate-controlled, and comfortable environment that is conducive to learning a new craft.

Certified Training for Global Paint Protection Film and Window Film



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IDS University offers factory certified hands-on installation training for Global Window Film, Global Paint Protection Film, and IDS Automotive Window Tint.

Meet Your Instructor
Dustin Gonzalez

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Dustin started tinting in 2002, focusing on windows for homes, offices, and boats. It wasn’t until 2005 that he began tinting automobiles. A few years later, Dustin learned to install paint protection film and became an installation trainer for a film pattern software company. It was there that he developed a passion for training and mentoring trainees as they embarked on a new career path. Dustin joined IDS Automotive in 2023 as its lead trainer. When asked about his favorite aspect of training, Dustin replied, “I am still in contact with people that I trained years ago and have built many wonderful relationships”.

$75K

Average starting annual salary for a full-time film technician

IDS University offers three hands-on installation training classes.



Global Paint Protection Film
We offer a two (2) day, factory certified, hands-on installation training course that teaches the basics of installing Global Paint Protection Film, including:

Basic PPF knowledge
History
Construction
Pricing
Sales
Marketing
Overview of installation tools
Overview of Global pattern software
Handling, plotting, and cutting of film
Squeegeeing, repositioning, and fixing of film
Film removal

Small Open Forum Classes

Upon successful completion, the trainee will leave with a Certificate of Completion

$1,395.00 / person

Includes installation tools to take home and lunch each day

REGISTER
IDS Automotive Tint
We offer a two (2) day, hands-on installation training course that teaches the basics of installing IDS Automotive Window Tint, including:

Basic auto tint knowledge
Overview of installation tools
Overview of Global pattern software
Handling, plotting, and cutting of tint
Squeegeeing and heat shrinking of tint
Tint removal

Small Open Forum Classes

Upon successful completion, the trainee will leave with a Certificate of Completion

$1,395.00 / person

Includes installation tools to take home and lunch each day

REGISTER
Global Window Film
We offer a one (1) day, factory certified, hands-on installation training course that teaches the basics of installing Global Sun Control, Security, and Decorative Window Films, on residential and commercial windows, including:

Basic window film knowledge
Overview of installation tools
Handling and cutting of film
Squeegeeing, repositioning, and fixing of film
Film removal

Small Open Forum Classes

Upon successful completion, the trainee will leave with a Certificate of Completion

$995.00 / person

Includes installation tools to take home and lunch

REGISTER