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   |   Head Installation Trainer

Shawn is the lead trainer at Energy Products Distribution. He has 35 years of experience as a film installer and almost ten 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.”
Marian G trainer

Marian Giorgakis  |   Installation Trainer

Marian has been in the vinyl industry for almost 30 years. As the former owner of Perceptual Motion Graphic Installations, she performed national installations for the U.S. Department of Transportation, United States Postal Service, and Budweiser. She has experience installing vinyl on cars, trucks, SUVs, buses, tractor-trailers, as well as walls, floors, and windows. Marian is now EPD’s vinyl trainer, teaching trainees basic (accent stripes) and advanced (full-color change) techniques of vinyl installation. In addition to being a skilled vinyl installation trainer, Marian is also versed in the sales and marketing of automotive window film, paint protection film, and ceramic coating.
Average starting annual salary for a full-time film technician

Courses for Installing
Automotive Films

Courses for Installing
Architectural Films & Finishes

*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.

Check out these trainees at one of our PPF installation courses!👏

Obtain hands-on experience and product knowledge at EPD University. From 3M Paint Protection Film to Ceramic Coating and DI-NOC Architectural Finishes, we offer various courses so trainees can receive the expertise necessary to start their career in a niche trade 🙌

Browse our courses today:

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At EPD University, we provide installers with proper training so they can meet and exceed customer expectations in the future. Equipping installers with the proper technique, knowledge, and experience contributes to the overall success of our dealers, and we strive to assist in any way possible so they can achieve their goals.

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Meet Marian Giorgakis, EPD’s vinyl installation trainer. Our customers have affectionately given her the nickname “Mother Marian”. That’s because she is there to hold their hands every step of the way before, during, and after training. Learn more by visiting

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From plain glass ➡️ a frosted surface in no time!

Check out how we install 3M Decorative Glass Finishes! Transform traditional glass to elevate privacy and enhance aesthetics.

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At EPD University, we understand that hands-on experience is the key to successful learning 🙌

Learn the ins and outs of the Paint Protection Film installation process in our training course. From automotive window tinting and vinyl wraps to ceramic coating, we offer various courses to aspiring installers. Browse our courses today!

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At Energy Products Distribution, we recognize the importance of a thorough training process. That’s why EPD University offers hands-on instruction to help installers gain knowledge and experience to provide exceptional installations. From 3M Sun Control Window Film and 3M DI-NOC Architectural Finishes to 3M Automotive Window Film and 3M Paint Protection Film, our instructors will help aspiring installers master the craft, ensuring future success.

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So satisfying to watch! Check out one of our trainees at EPD University heat shrinking automotive window tint! We provide our trainees with hands-on instruction to help them effectively and efficiently gain experience and set them up for success.

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At Energy Products Distribution, we understand the importance of proper training when it comes to window film and paint protection film installations. We’re proud to provide installers with training through EPD University to ensure they are equipped with the knowledge and experience necessary to perform expert installations.

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During one of our Automotive Window Film courses, a trainee installed tint to this Mercedes! We provide hands-on instruction to ensure trainees are equipped with the knowledge and experience necessary to set them up for success.

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Congratulations, Ryan and Taylor, for completing our Vinyl Wrap Film course! During this course, they received an overview of basic vinyl wrap film knowledge, installation tools, heat shrinking, and installation on various portions of a vehicle.

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Congratulations to EPD’s Shawn Hobson, who has become a 3M Authorized DI-NOC trainer. #3mfilms #dinoc #3mdinoc #epduniversity ...

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Class is in session! Front bumper installation training going down at EPD’s training facility in Baltimore. #3mfilms #ppf #clearbra #epduniversity ...

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EPD University is not an accredited educational institution. It is simply a framework for providing installation, sales, and marketing training to new members of the automotive and architectural film industries.

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
To register for a course or to learn more, call 410-505-7851 or fill out the form below.

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