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. After completing any training course, you are encouraged to post your resume on Career Connect, the film industry’s only online job placement website. Think of Career Connect as the ZipRecruiter or Indeed of the architectural and automotive films and finishes industry. On this marketplace, companies across the country are looking for qualified film technicians.

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.

Dustin Gonzalez  |  Installation Trainer

Dustin started tinting in 2002, focusing on windows for homes, offices, and boats. It wasn’t until 2005 that he began tinting automobiles. A few years later, Dustin found himself working for a large automotive dealership group installing film on new vehicles. He later learned how to install paint protection film and accepted a position as a trainer with another film manufacturer. Since then, he has traveled the country training new film technicians and has developed a passion for it. When asked about his favorite aspect of training, Dustin replied, “I am still in contact with people that I trained years ago and have built many wonderful relationships.”

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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.

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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.

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EPD University offers training programs to provide hands-on instruction to aspiring film technicians. From PPF to sun control window film installation, we offer a variety of courses to set you up for success. 🏅

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EPD University 🎓 is a hands-on installation training school for aspiring film technicians. With 3️⃣ expert instructors, we offer basic and advanced courses for automotive window film, paint protection film, vinyl wrap film, paint correction, and ceramic coatings. Visit our website at to learn more and register for our next upcoming course.
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3M is a leader in the wrap film industry, and their 2080 series is a popular choice for automotive customization 🚘🎨. At Energy Products Distribution, we stock every color of 3M Wrap Film Series 2080! EPD sells 2080 by the linear foot and we offer FREE ground shipping nationwide. Contact us at ☎️ 866-EPD-2080 or 📧 to learn more.

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EPD is your one-stop shop for 3M Wrap Film Series 2080. We stock every color 🎨, sell each color by the linear foot 📏, and offer FREE nationwide ground shipping 🚛. If you don’t know how to install 2080, we provide hands-on installation training 🎓. Contact us at 866-EPD-2080 or to learn more.
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Join @epdwindowfilm’s Manny Hondroulis and Tubelite Denco's Rob Oranges for a the next Flat Glass Tech Session, live on Facebook's Window Film Revolution, 2/16/23 at 7:00 PM Eastern. Improve your knowledge by asking any flat glass question you want. #epdwindowfilm #epd #energyproductsdistribution #3mfilms #epdu #epduniversity

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EPD University has you covered! 🚗 🔧 💯 Sign up for our two-day 3M Paint Protection Film installation course and learn the industry's most exacting standards and best practices. Our courses are designed to provide hands-on instruction in a comprehensive program, so you can leave with a Certificate of Completion.

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Our team at EPD is here to help you 🤝 We want to watch you become successful, and are here to provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to do so 💫

Thank you, Nash, for reaching out to us. We can’t wait to watch your business grow! And if anything comes up, we’re just a phone call away 🤳

Interested in learning more about our training? Browse our courses.

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At EPD, we take our dealers’ concerns seriously. In good times and in bad, our dealers tell us that their greatest obstacle to growth is the lack of qualified installers. So, we’re helping to do something about it. We’re about to launch Career Connect to help partner a dealer with an installer. Think of it as the Indeed or ZipRecruiter of the film industry – and it is open to everyone in the industry! We especially welcome those installers newly trained or tenured installers looking to relocate to another part of the country but stay in the industry.

Stay tuned for the official launch. But get a sneak preview by visiting

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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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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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