PDAA and Arlon Vehicle and Fleet Training and Testing (Fairfax, VA-Dec)
December 1 to 3, 2021
10015 Main Street, Fairfax, VA, USA
Who Should Attend
- Main: 703-359-1305
- Cell: 434-272-9922
Nov 24, 2021, 18:00 PM
The PDAA & Arlon have joined forces to offer an exclusive PDAA Vehicle and Fleet Wraps and Arlon Advanced Training & Certification event. By registering for this event, you have the opportunity to earn two certifications upon successfully passing all of the testing stations. Earning a certification through a globally recognized vinyl manufacturer and an industry-leading trade association gives your installers verified proof that they have the proficiency to do any vehicle and fleet installation job with confidence. This certification event will be using Arlon vinyl for the test. Your company must be a corporate member of PRINTING United Alliance and have a PDAA Certified Installer on staff to be listed on the Find an Installer directory.
Vehicle and Fleet Testing for both PDAA and Arlon will be on December 2 and 3.
December 1 will include training on choosing vinyl, brushing up on good cleaning and install techniques, along with proper post-heat procedure to ensure you are prepared for testing. Arlon training will also be on December 1. This first day will be a chance to practice these techniques with the guidance of a PDAA and Arlon certified installer.
Matt Braswell from Arlon Graphics and Kristin Lanzarone from WrapStar Pro (both installers are Arlon and PDAA certified trainers) will cover techniques for successfully passing the certification test using any manufacturers vinyl with a focus on Arlon vinyl at this event. Brush up on any of the techniques, practice with Matt and Kristin, or just learn new techniques.
For full information on the test and its requirements, please visit PDAA's Certification page to learn more about becoming PDAA Certified.
You must pay ($50 for nonmembers) and take the PDAA online assessment (passing with 80%) or you will not be eligible to attend this certification. You must have completed this requirement prior to the certification date. If not, your registration will be cancelled and your monies may be refunded (see the cancellation policies regarding refunds).
This certification test is administered by Matt Braswell with Arlon Graphics and Kristin Lanzarone with WrapStar Pro.
2021 COVID-19 ASSUMPTION OF RISKS AND LIABILITY RELEASE
We are all aware of the global COVID-19 pandemic and the heightened risk associated with attending live, in-person events in enclosed spaces, as well as at outdoor public gatherings. In order to keep you as safe as reasonably possible during the indoor and outdoor aspects of this event, we will follow all published federal, state and local regulations and guidelines which are in effect at the time this event takes place but, despite taking all recommended precautions, it will not be possible for us to eliminate your risk of being exposed to or contracting the virus that causes COVID-19.
When attending our event, you will be required to comply with all applicable posted safety rules and regulations in effect at the time of the event, which may include wearing a mask at all times while on site, socially distancing, and washing your hands and using hand sanitizer as frequently as is reasonably possible. Anyone determined by our staff to be violating applicable safety rules and regulations, and who fails to comply, will be required to leave the event, with no recourse for lost revenue or reimbursement for fees or expenses of any nature paid or incurred to attend, exhibit during, or sponsor the event.
By choosing to attend this live, in-person event, you are knowingly and voluntarily agreeing to assume the associated risks, and you are hereby agreeing to release Arlon Graphics and PRINTING United Alliance and its affiliated companies, including, but not limited to, NAPCO Media, LLC, from all liability on behalf of yourself, your employees, your contractors/agents, and your guests/invitees, related to COVID-19 or any similar or related contagious disease.
Matt started his career in the vinyl industry 8 years ago working as an installer at a large, well-known Atlanta wrap shop. There he quickly acquired the skills and certifications to transition into freelance. As a freelance installer, he continued to work on custom and commercial vehicle wraps. In 2018, Matt began working for Arlon.
At Arlon, he helps develop training programs and works side-by-side with beginners and experts sharing his knowledge of vinyl films.
Kristin Lanzarone is the owner-operator of WrapStar Pro a vehicle wrap and wide format printing company. Kristin has a diverse background in C+ Cisco Networking, Degree in Criminal Justice & Interior Design, Local Sheriff Academy Certificate, Website Building, Motorsports Promoter, Media & Marketing and Graphic Design. With her creditable knowledge she found her passion in vinyl graphics starting in the local Motorsports industry which gave her many opportunities to work with teams in NASCAR, Indy Lights, Formula Mazda and the local grassroot racers.
Kristin started WrapStar Pro in 2013 with no professional training and ran her business on a self-taught bases studying how vinyl works. In 2018, Kristin completed her first training/certification with PDAA earning the Master Certified Installer badge. Since then, Kristin has grown working her way through the industry by actively serving on the PDAA committee & Women in Print Alliance.
Today, Kristin's wrap business is thriving more than ever and is sharing her knowledge and skills with other up and coming installers. She will be launching a new addition to WrapStar Pro as a training facility and certification program for the grassroot installers.
"The expert in everything was once a beginner"—Helen Hayes
Air Travel Plans
If you are traveling by air, plan to arrive the day before the workshop begins.
Fairfax, Virginia is a suburb of Washington, D.C. and is served by three major airports. It is strongly recommended that you book flights through Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD), located approximately 15 miles from Fairfax. A second option is Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA), located approximately 18 miles from Fairfax. The third option is Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI), which is approximately 50 miles from Fairfax.
Hyatt Regency Fairfax (Corporate Rate of $130 per night)
12777 Fairlakes Circle, Fairfax, VA 22033
(402) 593-5091 (Code CR66155)
3565 Chain Bridge Rd, Fairfax, VA 22030
2.3 miles from SGIA (7 mins)
10327 Fairfax Blvd, Fairfax, VA 22030
2.3 miles from SGIA (7 mins)
11220 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway, Fairfax, VA 22030
2.6 miles from SGIA (8 mins)
11180 Fairfax Blvd, Fairfax, VA 22030
2.8 miles from SGIA (9 mins)
11191 Waples Mill Rd, Fairfax, VA 22030
3.4 miles from SGIA (10 mins)
11787 Lee Jackson Memorial Hwy, Fairfax, VA 22033
6.1 miles from SGIA (13 mins)
3535 Chain Bridge Rd, Fairfax, VA 22030
6.2 miles from SGIA (14 mins)
Please Note: Transportation to/from PRINTING United Alliance is not provided. Rental cars are available at all airport locations listed above as well as ride share options