Q: What does it mean when a technician is ASE certified?
A: An ASE certified technician is one that has passed rigorous tests in specific areas of automotive, heavy-duty truck, parts specialist, school bus repair, machining, or collision repair. ASE stands for Automotive Service Excellence. Currently, there are over 400,000 people that have ASE certifications. The National Institute of Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) provides testing for individuals that want to become certified technicians or parts specialists. There are over 40 different tests covering everything from brakes to automatic transmissions to collision repair. Technicians can become certified in more than one area and can become a Master Technician when several tests are passed. A technician that wears the ASE logo represents a commitment to quality. To keep the certifications current, tests are retaken every five years.