The Auto Glass Safety Council™’s (AGSC) Education Committee met this morning during Auto Glass Week to review its plan to update the exam technicians must take to become AGSC accredited. Jeff Olive, chair of the education committee, opened the meeting with a discussion about whether the association should publish the questions.
Bob Beranek of Auto Glass Consultants, who chairs the AGSC AGRSS Standards Committee and is a member of the board of directors, proposed waiting until the AGSC has developed 500 questions. The group agreed. The exam will feature 70 questions.
The members also discussed ways technicians can challenge questions they might have an issue with. Mitch Becker of Abra Auto Body & Glass, recommended adding a “challenge” option as a selection for each question. Once a technician completes the timed exam, he would have the opportunity to explain why he challenged a certain question, Becker proposed. The test results would be on hold until the AGSC Education Committee has a chance to address the challenge.
The committee members voted in support of this proposal.
“Challenges can help us improve the questions,” noted Dale Malcolm of Dow Automotive.
If a technician gets a question wrong on the test, the committee also agreed that Vinny LaMarco, certification director, can share reference material that can help the technician discover the right response.
The AGSC Committee concluded by reviewing questions submitted by members for the new exam. The committee met as part of Auto Glass Week™, being held in Baltimore this week. It runs through Thursday. Stay tuned to www.glassBYTEs.com™ for the latest from the event.