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Fall ASE Certification Testing Schedule Announced

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Fall ASE Certification Testing Schedule Announced

By Lori Dugan

Thatcher, AZ—The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) will offer its full complement of forty-plus certification tests for repair professionals and parts specialists this fall over the course of three evenings on November 10, 15, and 17. The written tests will be given at locations throughout the United States and Canada. Locally, the tests will be offered at Eastern Arizona College. The registration deadline is September 30, 2011. Due to changes in ASE, this is the last time the ASE exams will be offered in Graham County.

ASE offers certification tests in the following specialties: Automobile, Automobile Service Consultant, Medium/Heavy Truck, Truck Equipment, School Bus, Transit Bus, Collision Repair and Refinish, Alternate Fuels/CNG, Parts Specialist, and Advanced Series.

Registration information can be obtained by writing to ASE, 101 Blue Seal Dr., S.E., Suite 101, Leesburg, VA 20175; by calling the ASE toll-free information line at 1-888-ASE-TEST (273-8378); ASE Customer Service at 703-669-6600; or by visiting ASE’s website at

Mail-in registrations are currently open. Online and telephone registrations open September 1. Visit or call 866-427-3273 to sign up.

This November’s testing sessions mark the last time ASE will offer its tests in written format. Moving ahead, all ASE tests will be offered in computer-based format in four, two-month sessions at secure testing centers. The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence was established in 1972 as a non-profit organization to help improve the quality of automotive service and repair through the voluntary testing and certification of automotive technicians and parts specialists. Today, there are over 350,000 ASE-certified professionals at work in dealerships, independent shops, collision repair shops, auto parts stores, fleets, schools and colleges throughout the country. For more information about ASE, visit

For more information about EAC’s automotive programs, contact Brian Coppola, automotive instructor at Eastern Arizona College at (928) 428-8435.