Skip To Content

904-800-2714 | 7624 Beach Blvd

TECHNICIAN CERTIFICATION

TECHNICIAN CERTIFICATION, Jacksonville, FL

Automotive Service Excellence

Until the early 1970s, consumers had no way to distinguish between incompetent and competent mechanics. In response to this need, the independent, non-profit National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) was established in 1972.

ASE's mission is to improve the quality of vehicle repair and service through the testing and certification of repair and service professionals.

At present there are over 420,000 professionals with current certifications. They work in every segment of the automotive service industry: car and truck dealerships, independent garages, fleets, service stations, franchises, and more.

Here's how ASE certification works: Prospective candidates register for and take one or more of ASE's 40-plus exams. The tests are grouped into specialties for automobile, medium/heavy truck, truck equipment, school bus, and collision repair technicians as well as engine machinists, alternate fuels technicians, parts specialists, collision damage estimators and auto service consultants.

Upon passing at least one exam and after providing proof of two years of relevant work experience, the test taker becomes ASE certified. Certification, however, is not for life. To remain certified, those with ASE credentials must be retested every five years.

The tests, which are conducted twice a year at over 700 locations around the country, are administered by ACT, known for its academic and occupational testing programs. The exams stress knowledge of job-related skills. They are no cinch to pass; approximately one out of three test takers fails.

Consumers benefit from ASE certification. It is a valuable yardstick by which to measure the knowledge and skills of individual technicians as well as the commitment to quality of the repair facility employing ASE-certified professionals.

ASE-certified professionals usually wear blue and white ASE insignia and carry credentials listing their exact area(s) of expertise (brakes, engine repair, etc.), while employers often display their technicians' credentials in the customer waiting area.

Consumers should look for facilities that display the ASE Blue Seal of Excellence© logo.

  • ACDelco
  • ASE (Automotive Service Excellence)
  • IATN (International Automotive Technicians' Network)
  • Jasper
  • ASE Master Technician
  • ASA Member (Automotive Service Association)
  • Parts Plus
  • Motorcraft
  • Ford PowerStroke
  • Car Care Aware

Testimonials

, 02/14/2020
I went into the shop for a diagnostic and that is what I got! I was already aware of most of the repairs needed and these guys were right on point. Not only that, but they were able to diagnose the one issue that no other could. Tony the owner, his brother Nick and Ben all made feel as part of the shop family. I trust them and I will be returning to their shop!!
view all reviews