What is ASE Certification?
ASE is the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence, a non-profit organization established in 1972 by the automotive industry to improve the quality of vehicle repair and service through the voluntary testing and certification of automotive repair technicians.
The Value of ASE Certification
ASE certifies the technical competence of individual technicians. Prior to taking ASE certification tests, technicians attend training classes. By passing difficult, national tests, ASE-certified technicians prove their technical competence. The motor vehicle repair industry has taken on a new sophistication. It requires advanced technical training and computer literacy. Today's automotive technician must have: thorough knowledge of automotive systems and components, good computer skills, excellent communication skills, above average mechanical aptitude, good reasoning ability, ability to read and follow instructions and manual dexterity.
Shop owners and managers who encourage their employees to become certified can be counted on to be concerned about the other aspects of their business.
ASE requires technicians to re-test every five years to keep up with technology and to remain certified.
ASE certification takes the guesswork out of finding a good technician.