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Last Update: April 6, 2017

Automotive technician training is an absolute must these days to keep technician skills up-to-date. The technology in new vehicles is constantly changing, so there must be an ongoing commitment to training so technicians don't fall behind or make expensive mistakes. Many new car dealerships require a minimum of 8 hours of training a year for ALL technicians. For advanced diagnostic work, even more training may be necessary.

Training includes taking online courses, attending training seminars and workshops, attending vehicle manufacturer and other technical schools, in-shop training, hands-on training, even reading automotive trade magazines and reading automotive technical articles.

Achieving ASE certification is also important because it forces technicians to review their skills and study up on things they may not know or might have forgotten.

The National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (ASE's educational arm) certifies education programs that meet NATEF criteria. Over 1400 secondary and post-secondary training programs have achieved NATEF certification. So if you are looking for advanced training, visit NATEF's website for a list of schools and locations in your area. NATEF's phone number is 703-713-0100.

Below is a list of automotive training resources technicians and shop owners can use to sharpen their technical skills:


AAIW Directory of Automotive Training Resources

AATEC Technical Training

ACDC Automotive Career Development Center (Craig Van Batenburg hybrid vehicle training)

AC Delco Training

American Advanced Technicians Institute Corp (AATI)

ArvinMeritor Technical Training

ASE Online Testing & Education Center Take self-assessment tests for credit online

ATA Automotive Training Authority

ATG Training

ATECH Training

ATTS Automotive Technician Training Services

AutoCareVideo (online training videos)

Automotive Service Assn. (ASA) Training Info


Automotive Technician Training Program (ATTP)

Automotive Training Mangers Council (ATMC)

Autonerdz.com (automotive diagnostic training by Tom Roberts)

Automotive Video Inc. (training videos)

Autoshop 101 Training & Resource Site

AVI Studios

Bergwall Productions (training CDs & videos)

Bosch Training Courses

Carley Automotive Quick Reference Diagnosis & Repair Software

CarQuest Training Institute

CDX Global

CISE Electronics (Spanish language automotive training resource)

Collision Industry Conference

CTE3 Student Performance Tracking

Defensive Driving Course

Delphi Automotive Training

Denso Training Info

Electude (ARGO interactive training simulations)

Eure!Car certified master training classes (Belgium)

FindAutomotiveSchools.com (Diesel schools)

Federal-Mogul Training (workshops & seminars)

Gates Automotive Educator's Program

Gates Rubber Co. (online video training)

General Motors Service technology Group (STG)


James Halderman Training Resources

Linder Technical Services (fuel injection & emissions training)

Mechanics Education Assn.

Megatech Corporation

Mahle Online Training

Melior Institute NAPA Institute of Automotive Technology (N.I.A.T.)

National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium

National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF)

Pennco Tech Auto (Auto Body & Paint Training)

Porter and Chester Institute Automotive Training Program

Snap-On Training Solutions

Standard Motor Products Training (see corporate brands for training info)

Taylor Automotive Tech-Line

Technicians Service Training (TST)

The Driveability Guys

Turbo Training (Bruce Amacker, Ford Powerstroke Diesel Training)

Veejer Enterprises (electronics home-study training courses)


AMS Automotive Schools

Arizona Automotive Institute

Lincoln Tech

NATEF Certified Automotive Schools (search by state)

Open Colleges Fundamentals of Auto Mechanics Certificate

Universal Technical Institute (Official school of NASCAR)

Waubonsee Automotive Technology Program

Wyotech (Official school of the NHRA)


Autodata Publications (for Asian & European makes)

Best Brands Repair Manuals

Bosch Training Manuals

Chilton Repair Manuals for Professionals and DIY

Cooters Auto Manuals


Glenco/McGraw Hill Publishing (automotive textbooks)

Goodheart-Willcox Publishing (automotive textbooks)

Helm Inc. (supplier of GM & Ford OEM manuals)

Haynes Publications (DIY repair manuals)

Mitchell International (aftermarket manuals)


Motor Publications (aftermarket service manuals)

Prentice Hall Publishing (automotive textbooks)


Automatic Transmission Rebuilders Assn. (ATRA)

Automatic Transmission Service Group (ATSG)

Automotive Engine Rebuilders Assn. (AERA)

Automotive Service Association (ASA)

Automotive Service Councils of California (ASC-CA)

Automotive Training Mangers Council (ATMC)

Motorist Assurance Program (MAP)

National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

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