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ASE Announces New Certification Specialty

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April 29, 2013—In response to industry requests for a certification category directed toward entry-level technicians and those performing routine maintenance, the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) will introduce its new Auto Maintenance and Light Repair certification test in June 2013, according to an ASE statement.

The new specialty certification, entitled G1, assesses a technician’s knowledge over a wide range of automotive systems in relation to maintenance and light repair. To receive G1 certification, candidates must earn a passing score on the exam and have a minimum of one year of full-time work experience.

“Since about 70 percent of all work being performed in repair shops across the nation is maintenance-based, this new test category focuses on the knowledge necessary to successfully perform the most common maintenance and light repair tasks,” Tim Zilke, president and CEO of ASE, said in a statement. “If you are a technician performing maintenance and light repair services, the new ASE Auto Maintenance and Light Repair (G1) certification is for you.”

Written by industry experts familiar with all aspects of maintenance and light repair, the G1 test contains 55 scored questions, plus 10 unscored research questions. Candidates will have 90 minutes to complete the test.

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