ASE Certified Technicians in Encinitas, Cardiff, Del Mar, Solana Beach
It seem that every automotive repair shop has a sign stating they employ ASE Certified Technicians in Encinitas, Cardiff, Del Mar, Solana Beach. This sign states that the technicians are certified by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence. Have you ever noticed that sign and wondered what it means?
ASE, is short for the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence. Since 1972 the independent, non-profit organization has worked to improve the quality of vehicle repair and service by testing and certifying automotive professionals. ASE promotes excellence in vehicle repair, service and parts distribution and over 300,000 automotive technicians hold an ASE certification.
The ASE certification exists to protect the automotive service consumer and shop owners. They test and certify automotive professionals so that shop owners and service customers can better gauge a technicians level of expertise before contracting the technician’s services. The tests are challenging. Only two out of every three test-takers pass on their first attempt. To remain ASE certified, professionals must retest every five years to keep up with ever-advancing automotive technology. ASE certifies the automotive technician professional so they can offer tangible proof of their technical knowledge. In addition to passing a certification test, automotive technicians must have two years of on the job training or one year of on the job training and a two-year degree in automotive repair to qualify for certification.