About the Green Service Standard "GS2"
What is GS2?
GS2, is an acronym for the Green Service Standard. Green Service Standards are self-regulating guidelines for the vehicle service and repair industry as developed and sustained by an ongoing independent committee as an alternative to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) government procedures.
What Does the GS2 Committee Do?
The GS2 Committee promotes advanced education in state-of-the-art metric measurement verification and validation techniques concerning vehicle efficiency and Green Score rating procedures. GS2 Committee members work in every part of the automotive service and repair industry. GS2 accreditation validates an automotive industry operator, technician, service writer, estimator, or other service/repair specialist, not the auto shop.
Why Does GS2 Exist?
To uphold "real world" industry guidance for protecting the consumer and the environment in support of government guidelines. GS2 registration signifies industry accepted accreditation so that shop owners, operators, underwriters and the community at large may substantiate reliable vehicle Green Score ratings. The GS2 Registrar maintains an official list of registrants authorized to use an encoded Digital Signature SEAL (aka, stamp) as tangible proof of their qualification.
How Does GS2 Registration Work?
In addition to passing a GS2 sanctioned test, individuals must have a current automotive industry accredited certificate confirming on-the-job training in automotive service or repair industry to qualify for an encoded Digital Signature SEAL and appear in the official GS2 registration list (database).
The GS2 sanctioned tests are not easy. Not all candidates qualify on their initial attempt. To remain GS2 registered, individuals must update their registration each year to keep up with ever-advancing automotive technology and to validate their proof of continuing education.
Who Writes The GS2 Sanctioned Tests?
GS2 sanctioned tests are written in workshops by GS2 Committee professionals and executives, including auto shop owners, operators, working technicians, automobile manufacturers, aftermarket manufacturers, educators, and automotive industry specialist. Not by any single person.
Sanctioned tests are limited to fuel economy and Greenhouse Gas (CO2) metrics, measurement, and verification techniques associated with a Vehicle When New rating as published by the official Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) government source at www.fueleconomy.gov