Gadsden State Community College now offers certification for auto technicians and automotive professionals through the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). The Institute is a non-profit organization that works
to improve the quality of vehicle repair and service by testing and certifying automotive professionals. Auto technicians and professionals who wear the blue-and-white ASE insignia work in every part of the automotive service industry.
Auto repair is more complicated today than ever before as vehicles keep getting more complex and technology and diagnostic tools are constantly changing. Car owners often have difficulty finding competent and knowledgeable automotive professionals, but the ASE certification program provides owners with excellent options to help them decide where to take their vehicles for repair. Auto professionals and Gadsden State graduates can now join the more than 350,000 professionals across the country who choose to show their knowledge by earning ASE Blue Seal Certification—a benefit to themselves and the customers they will serve.
Gadsden State has been approved to operate as part of a secure network of 8,000 Prometric test centers in more than 160 countries to administer the computer-based certification exams on the Ayers Campus (Anniston) and Wallace Drive Campus (Gadsden). Prometric, a subsidiary of Educational Testing Service (ETS), is a trusted provider of technology-enabled testing and assessment solutions with more than 20 years of experience providing test development and test delivery solutions. As a trusted test development and delivery provider to more than 400 organizations worldwide, they help organizations create and deliver exam programs that accurately measure the skills, knowledge and abilities that need to be measured. Prometric securely delivers an average of 10 million exams per year to people who are seeking to improve their lives.
Auto technicians and other professionals who want to become ASE certified can take one or more of ASE’s 40-plus certification exams. The exams, which stress knowledge of job-related skills, are grouped into specialties such as automobile, medium/heavy truck, truck equipment, school bus, collision repair, and more. After passing at least one exam and having two years of relevant work experience, the test-taker becomes ASE certified. Two years of relevant formal training may be substituted for up to one year of the work experience requirement. To remain certified, ASE-certified professionals must be retested every five years.
For more information about the ASE certification exams contact David Hartley at 256-343-3249 or firstname.lastname@example.org.