Glass – Tooling & Equipment and Training

Glass work is becoming increasingly complex as more windshields connect to collision-avoidance and other electronic systems.

As with any repair, the right equipment and tooling are an essential part of completing proper glass repairs. The following is a list of recommended tooling and equipment for glass repairs:

Description Specifications
1 Windshield Repair Kit Excluding one-time use kits
2 Rivet Gun Shop preferred brand
3 Winch/Cable-Type Windshield Removal Tool Shop preferred brand


Specifications are based on industry best practices. These recommendations are subject to change based on OEM recommendations and established repair standards. For light vehicles, see the Light Vehicle Tooling and Equipment recommendations.

Required glass training included in the 2017 Light Vehicle Accreditation Agreement:

  • I-CAR Course: GLA01 – Movable Glass. This is a current requirement.
  • I-CAR Course: GLA02 – Stationary Glass. This is a current requirement.
  • MPI Glass Standards Course: This upcoming training opportunity will be a new requirement.

Glass technicians are required to complete one course credit each year relating to new technology, supplier based training, or the MPI Glass Standards training. In addition, technicians are required to have at least three years’ experience in all phases of glass repair and replacement to become accredited. These requirements are in addition to any applicable mandatory provincial training regulations.

MPI is committed to supporting you and ensuring your awareness of proper tooling and equipment and that you have access to the training required for proper repair, whether for glass or body work.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact your MPI shop support representative at any time.