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. 

3/10/2017 - ASE Industry Education Alliance to Hold 4th Annual Training Conference for Automotive Instructors

LEESBURG, Virginia, March 10, 2017 – The ASE Industry Education Alliance will hold its 4th annual Instructor Training Conference on July 23-26, 2017, at the Embassy Suites Hotel, Concord, North Carolina. 

1/20/2017 - ASE Launches New Practice Tests

LEESBURG, VA, January 19, 2017 – The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) launched four new ASE practice tests today. The new practice tests are for the Medium/Heavy Truck series covering the specialty areas of the Diesel Engines (T2), Brakes (T4), Electrical/Electronic Systems (T6) and Preventive Maintenance Inspection (T8) tests. ASE Practice Tests for the remaining four tests in this series will be available later this year.

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