NAPA AutoCare Centers employ qualified ASE-certified technicians. ASE certification takes the guesswork out of finding a good technician. The independent, non-profit National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) tests and certifies the competence of individual automotive repair technicians so you can be assured of their skills and knowledge. Here's why many NAPA AutoCare owners employ ASE-Certified repair professionals and why you should ask for them when you need repairs: technicians are required to prove their experience, skills, and knowledge by passing at least one of ASE's 40-plus difficult national exams, and must provide proof of two years of relevant work experience to become certified. Prior to taking ASE exams, many technicians attend training classes or put in hours of study to prepare. Today's changing technology and complex vehicles demand current technical knowledge. ASE requires technicians to re-test every five years to keep up with technology and to remain certified. All ASE credentials have expiration dates. Commitment to quality technicians who have invested the time and expense to earn ASE certification take pride in their work, and it shows in the service they provide. Shop owners and managers who encourage their employees to become certified maintain the same high standards in other aspects of their business.