2/14/2018 - NATEF and AYES Formed New Organization: ASE Education Foundation

Leesburg, VA, February 13, 2018 -- Effective January 1, 2018, the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) and the Automotive Youth Educational Systems (AYES) have merged to become the ASE Education Foundation.

1/5/2018 - New Name for Training Managers Council

Leesburg, VA, January 5, 2018 – Effective immediately, the Automotive Training Managers Council (ATMC) has changed its name to the ASE Training Managers Council. The name change reflects the affiliation the Council has with ASE as well as an overall rebranding of all organizations affiliated with ASE. The name change was made by unanimous vote of the ATMC Board of Directors to take advantage of the high brand awareness of ASE among consumer, industry and education audiences.

12/4/2017 - ATMC Announces New Officers and Directors

Leesburg, Virginia, December 4, 2017 – The Automotive Training Managers Council (ATMC) is pleased to announce its new officers and directors for 2018. The new board Chair is Ron Kato, Technical and High-Tech Training Manager, Toyota Motor Sales, USA; Vice Chair, Jim Goepfrich, Manager North American Market, NAPA AutoTech; Treasurer, Laura Lyons, President, ATech Training; Secretary, Tim Zilke, President & CEO, National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE); and Past Chair, Chris Chesney, Senior Director Customer Training, CARQUEST Technical Institute.

11/28/2017 - 47 Technicians Honored at ASE Annual Meeting

Leesburg, VA, November 28, 2017 – Forty-seven automotive professionals were recognized on November 15, 2017, at the Fall Board of Governors meeting of the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) held at the Marriott Mission Valley in San Diego, California. The annual awards banquet spotlights top scorers on the ASE Certification Tests. Thirty-six different companies from both OEM and Aftermarket segments sponsored the individual technician recognition awards in the Auto, Truck, Collision, Parts and Service categories, along with awards for automotive instructors. In addition to looking for top scores on ASE tests, award sponsors examine on-the-job excellence, community service and other factors when selecting honorees.

11/27/2017 - Refrigerant Sales Restriction
Compounds the Need for Section 609 Credentials

LEESBURG, Virginia, November 27, 2017 – The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) today announced that EPA Section 609 credentials will have additional importance heading into the new year. Starting January 1, 2018, the EPA will require Section 609 credentials to purchase non-ozone-depleting refrigerants such as R-134a and R-1234yf. This requirement was originally imposed on R-12 and now applies to these newer refrigerants. The requirement for Section 609 credentials applies to sales of refrigerant containers 2 lbs. and larger.

10/6/2017 - ATMC Announces 2017 National Excellence in Training Award Winners

LEESBURG, Virginia, October 6, 2017 – The Automotive Training Managers Council (ATMC) is pleased to announce the 2017 winners of the prestigious ATMC National Excellence in Training Awards, naming the submission by Motor Coach Industries as the Grand Award winner, with awards also going to a collaborative effort between General Motors and Raytheon Professional Services and to Bosch Automotive Service Solutions.

8/1/2017 - ASE Introduces Updated Testing Platform

LEESBURG, Virginia, August 1, 2017 – The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) is pleased to announce changes that will offer an enhanced experience for professionals when taking tests to earn ASE certification. These changes to the computer test format are effective at Prometric test sites August 1, 2017.

6/8/2017 - ATMC Calls for Award Submissions

LEESBURG, Virginia, June 8, 2017 – The Automotive Training Managers Council (ATMC) is calling for submissions for its 2017 National Excellence in Training Awards. In what has become an annual tradition, ATMC recognizes effective or innovative training programs for the Automotive and Truck service sectors. The awards highlight the importance of training to the success of the industry.  

4/10/2017 - ASE To Partner with Collision Repair Education Foundation (CREF) on Cars, Careers & Celebrities Event

Leesburg, Virginia, April 10, 2017 - The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) is partnering with the Collision Repair Education Foundation’s (CREF) Cars, Careers & Celebrities event being held on September 15, 2017.

3/28/2017 - Auto Technician Certification Group Recognizes April as National Car Care Month

Preventive Maintenance Pays Dividends, Notes ASE

Leesburg, Virginia, March 28, 2017 - The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), the group that tests and certifies automotive technicians, joins others in the industry in recognizing April as National Car Care Month. 

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