RepairQ® Announces WISE™ Certification Scholarship Program

If you’re in the business of cell phone repair, you know the responsibility that comes with the job. The cell phone has become a lifeline for consumers and, when they break, we want them fixed by someone we can trust. But how do you, as a repair business or technician, prove your experience, dedication, and knowledge to your potential customers? The same way more than 1,200 repair shops and over 6,000 technicians already have–through WISE Certification.

‘Mobile devices are the center of our lives. Consumers seek trusted cell phone repair providers to fix devices. That’s you.’

WISE Certification is an accreditation developed by a group of industry leaders to give repair business owners and technicians a means to earn consumer confidence through a recognized program. It includes training and curriculum on smartphone features and characteristics, safety best practices, warranties, data security, and more. The investment in certification pays off through enhanced reputation, advanced skills, and improved consumer trust resulting in increased business. And now, thanks to RepairQ and WISE, repair businesses and technicians alike have an opportunity to earn this cell phone repair certification at no cost.

The WISE Certification scholarship program is open to any business or technician doing mobile device repair. The program includes three scholarships; one for an independent technician, one for a single location repair shop and one for a multi-location business. Scholarships will be awarded based on applicants’ answers to a series of essay questions. A committee of industry leaders will then review submissions (excluding any identifying information) and make selections based on the responses.

The deadline for applications has been extended to December 31, 2020.

“Education and professionalism are essential for improving our industry. We believe that the WISE program is one of the best options available to achieve certification. It’s also an investment and we recognize that. We partnered with WISE to put together this scholarship program so that certification is more accessible to more people, said James Schellhorn, Chief Business Development Officer, RepairQ.”


To apply, please visit our dedicated scholarship page. Applications take about ten minutes to complete and can’t be saved once started so be sure to set aside plenty of time to complete the application before you begin. For questions, contact WISE at

Sarah Lorenzen

Sarah is the Director of Marketing for ServiceCentral. In her role, she focuses on creating engaging content and optimizing its delivery to reach people interested in repair and reverse logistics. In her life outside the office, Sarah loves to bass fish and spend time with her two daughters.