What does ASE certification mean?
ASE stands for Automotive Service Excellence and was founded in 1972. By taking a series of national certification exams, automotive technicians can prove their competency to themselves, their employers and to the community they work in. Technicians who have passed these exams generally have a strong sense of pride and are career oriented.
There are currently eight tests including:
- engine repair
- automotive transmission/transaxle
- manual transmission
- heating and air conditioning
- engine performance
A technician who successfully completes all 8 ASE tests receives the “Master Technician” certification. Certifications are valid for 5 years.
Typically automotive repair centers that employ ASE certified technicians have a great sense of pride in their staff and also of the work that is performed there. Frequently, the staff has more training and more years of industry experience which results in a higher rate of customer satisfaction.