ASE Is Part of Ford Training Equivalencies

Nov. 24, 2020

The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) reports the Ford Customer Service Division (FCSD) offers the Ford Accepted Service Training (FAST) Program, which provides technicians who have professional level Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certifications a shorter path to obtain course equivalency credit toward Ford Service Technician Specialty Training (STST). 

The program features include credit for professional level ASE certifications that are aligned to the Service Technician Specialty training (STST) curriculum. Requirements are a minimum of two years technician experience and successful completion of the professional level ASE tests (A1-A9). This will give a technician an equivalency credit of up to 30% of the STST curriculum with potential credit of up to 27 eLearning courses.

“Ford is a strong supporter of recognizing technicians’ experience and knowledge while making it easier to advance their careers” says Dave Johnson, director, global service engineering operations. 

“A win-win for technicians,” says Tim Zilke, ASE president. “We appreciate the support of Ford as well as all of our OE and aftermarket partners who encourage ASE Certification and the development of ongoing competency through training.”

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