FCA Canada has announced today that it has entered into an exclusive, strategic agreement with Certified Collision Care, the Canadian division of the Assured Performance Network, made up of best-in-class body shops from across the country. Certified Collision Care will be an integral strategic partner, co-developing, launching, and managing the Mopar Certified Collision Repair Facility program, according to the company.

This new program will deliver joint-effort collision repair facility certification, infrastructure, and turnkey programs. This will allow dealers and independent collision repair facilities to meet the qualifications necessary to be certified by FCA Canada as a collision repair facility of choice for its vehicles. The program will ensure that FCA Canada vehicle owners can choose a Certified Collision repair provider that has the proper tools, equipment, training and facility required to repair their vehicle to OEM specifications and ensure the vehicle’s fit, finish, durability, functionality, value, and safety are preserved. This is particularly important based upon increasingly complex vehicle design and repair requirements, according to the company.

Leveraging Certified Collision Care’s existing processes eliminates redundant costs, making Mopar Collision Repair certification more affordable for dealerships and independently owned repair businesses that can meet requirements, according to the company.

All existing Certified Collision Care facilities will now be recognized by FCA Canada as Mopar Certified Collision Repair Facilities on June 1, 2016, according to the company.