Certifications of an Auto Body Technician

When searching for an auto body shop, do you know what certifies an auto body shop technician? Learn about what certifies an auto body technician.

According to an article at checkbook.org, “Auto Body Experts”

“The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), a nonprofit organization that certifies auto mechanics, also tests and certifies auto body technicians. ASE’s Collision Repair and Refinish test series evaluates mechanics on five types of work: painting and refinishing; nonstructural analysis and damage repair; structural analysis and damage repair; mechanical and electrical system repair; and damage analysis and estimating.

To become ASE-certified, a technician must pass one or more of the collision repair exams and present proof of two years of relevant work experience. Those who pass the three collision repair tests plus the painting and refinishing test become ASE-certified Master Collision Repair/Refinishing Technicians. To remain certified, technicians must be retested every five years, which forces them to keep up with changing technology.

Many shops display plaques bearing the names of their ASE-certified technicians and dates of certification. To check for certification if you see no such plaque, ask to see a technician’s credentials.”

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