Prior experience: Optional. Passion: Required.

EPD University offers installation training programs to provide hands-on instruction to aspiring film technicians. Our courses will teach you everything from installing sun control window film in skyscrapers to applying PPF on Ferraris and Lamborghinis.

Jumpstart Your Career as a Film Technician with Job Placement

Enrolling in our film installation school will equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to begin your career in a niche trade. If desired, after completing any training course we will introduce you to an existing 3M Authorized Dealer for employment where you’ll use your newly acquired expertise to begin perfecting your craft.

Meet Your Film Installation Instructors


Shawn Hobson   |   Lead Trainer

Shawn is the lead trainer at Energy Products Distribution. He has 35 years of experience as a film installer and over eight years as a trainer. Shawn believes that the level of training available for automotive and architectural films is unlike anything that was offered in the past.

“When I started in this field we were all basically self-taught or learned from other installers who also had figured things out on their own. The tools, instruction, and support available today makes the learning process so much more pleasant and successful.”

Pam Rizzi   |   Installation Trainer

Pam has been in the window film industry for 24 years and provides customers with onsite automotive film training and technical support. Not only does she teach trainees how to install film on glass and paint, but she also shows them how to operate the hardware and software required to cut patterns. As an added bonus, Pam has expertise in architectural installations.

“I’m passionate about the industry and love bringing new people into it.”


Nate Cooper   |   Installation Trainer

Nate is a car enthusiast who was introduced to the film industry when he joined EPD in 2017. Since then, he has become a great onsite automotive trainer, helping trainees master their craft in their own environment, and on something that he loves – cars!
Average starting annual salary for a full-time film technician

Courses for Installing
Architectural Films & Finishes

3M Insulating / Sun Control Window Film*
3M Safety & Security Window Film*
3M Glass Finishes Decorative Film
3M DI-NOC Architectural Finishes

Courses for Installing
Automotive Films

Automotive Window Film Installation Training
3M Automotive Window Film Installer Training*
3M Paint Protection Film Installer Training*
3M Paint Protection Film - Advanced*
Paint Correction
3M Ceramic Coating
Bray Windshield Skin*

*The above training is subject to factory necessity.

Praise for EPD University

  • "Thank you so much for taking the time to come teach us, we really appreciate your help." - Julio S.
  • "You were a big help in speeding up Joe on rear windows. He is doing great." - Mark M.
  • "Thank you for taking time from your schedule to help us. We appreciate you and feel it will help us in moving forward with our tinting procedures." - Denise B.
  • "I wanted to take a quick second and let you know how much I appreciate all your help and support! You have helped us through the years find a good installer, training each candidate we brought forward. Now that we have great installers, you continue to help us by fixing our cutting hardware, which means the world to us!" - Pablo F.

Take Control of Your Future. We’ll Invest in Your Success.

Forging a new career path can feel overwhelming, but we’ll help you every step of the way. Why? Because in addition to our desire to help others find a fulfilling and lucrative vocation, it’s also in our best interest for you to succeed. The more skilled window film technicians there are installing our products, the more our distribution business grows. Essentially, we’ll provide you with the opportunity to secure a rewarding career, and your success will fuel our growth.

Sign Up For Training

There Are Some Things You Just Can’t Learn on a Computer.

And film installation is one of them. EPD University offers the invaluable combination of product knowledge and hands-on technical expertise. We hold our installation courses in person at our training center in Baltimore, Maryland.

EPD University conducts its hands-on training courses at:

Energy Products Distribution
4208 Fitch Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21236
Overnight accommodations can be made at the following nearby hotels:
Hilton Garden Inn
5015 Campbell Boulevard
White Marsh, MD 21236
Hampton Inn
8225 Town Center Drive
White Marsh, MD 21236