The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) offers certification and testing for truck equipment technicians in three areas:
E1 — Truck Equipment Installation and Repair
E2 — Electrical and Electronic Installation and Repair
E3 — 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 official ASE Truck Equipment Tests Catalog contains the task lists for each test and sample questions to help you prepare.
ASE LogoTechnicians will be recognized for their competency level and skill. Certification increases their professionalism as they become more competent in certain skill areas in order to pass the test. From the company perspective, it raises the credibility of the business. It positions the company as being progressive and professional. It makes your business more attractive to prospective employees if you promote and encourage technician certification. It gives employees a goal to shoot for in creating a more stimulating and productive work environment. And, it adds value you can use to better market your company to prospective customers. Click here to view a list of ASE certified professionals.
The NTEA's Role
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.
The E1 was test offered for the first time in May 1999. E2 and E3 were offered for the first time in May 2000.