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Last Update: November 11, 2014

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
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
BP Fuel Training & Certification

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Link to CarleySoftware 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)


Federal-Mogul Training (workshops & seminars)

Gates Rubber Co. (online video training)
General Motors Service technology Group (STG)


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)

Porter and Chester Institute Automotive Training Program

School of Automotive Machinists
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
Nashville Auto Diesel College
NATEF Certified Automotive Schools (search by state)
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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