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ASE announces spring certification test dates

The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) has announced the dates for its spring 2004 certification tests: May 4, 6 and 11.

The institute offers certification and testing for truck equipment technicians in three areas: truck equipment installation and repair, electrical and electronic installation and repair; and auxiliary equipment installation and repair.

Now there is a formal, recognized certification process that demonstrates to your customers that your truck equipment technicians have the "right stuff." Those technicians who pass the test and fulfill the work experience requirement (two years of full-time, hands-on work experience) receive the Blue Seal of Excellence - the nationally recognized ASE emblem - on a certificate suitable for framing. The successful technician will also receive an insignia for display on his or her sleeve or pocket, a wallet card, a display card and the quarterly newsletter, The ASE Blue Seal Tech News. Certification credentials are valid for five years. Recertification tests are available.

The Truck Equipment Series tests were written under ASE auspices by a group of 23 dedicated volunteers from NTEA member companies across the U.S. representing managers with strong service backgrounds, first-line shop supervisory personnel and practicing technicians. The questions were developed through six three-day workshops. The project was fully funded by the NTEA for the benefit of the entire commercial truck and transportation equipment industry.

For more information, call 1-877-ASE-TECH or visit the ASE's Web site at

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