ASE Blue Seal of Excellence
Technician Skills Certification Hanging in our office you’ll see a framed certificate displaying the ASE Blue Seal logo. This is another coveted symbol of recognition – one earned by only 1% of all auto repair shops! ASE – an independent, non-profit organization – was established in 1972 with the mission to improve high-quality vehicle repair and service, and help clearly identify superior technicians and facilities to the public.
Technicians become ASE certified through a series of thorough, national qualifying tests on the most up-to-date methods of repair and latest vehicle models. Additionally, to be certified, technicians are required to have at least two years of relevant full-time hands-on work experience in the motor vehicle service industry. Automobile Service Consultant and Parts Specialist certifications are also available through their own series of tests. A re-certification test is required every five years to retain the ASE certification, and because of new technologies, tests change frequently. Therefore, to remain certified, technicians must stay current on new technologies as they’re developed.
All Pellman’s Automotive employees are ASE certified and we proudly display their credentials in our office. This reflects not only each individual technician’s knowledge and skills, but it also provides some insight into our commitment to ongoing expertise. Five Pellman’s Automotive employees are designated Master Technicians, which means that they are certified in all nine areas of repair.
ASE takes certification one step further by recognizing highly qualified repair facilities through their Blue Seal of Excellence Program. The program’s emphasis is to identify establishments with a large percentage of ASE-certified professionals and a commitment to excellence. It recognizes not only the individual technicians, but also the businesses striving to be the best overall; businesses that are willing to prove their commitment through the certification and on-going training of their staff. Pellman’s Automotive has been an ASE Blue Seal shop for as long as the designation has been available.
At Pellman’s, we’re very proud of the trained and certified technicians and service professionals who make up our team. We take ownership of and support their continued expertise by providing a minimum of 80 hours of training per technician, annually.
Brad has served on the ASE Board of Governors since 2013 and was named to the ASE Executive Board in 2018.