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Recent news on training, education and certification.

ASE Offers Entry-Level Certification

Geared toward students completing a program of technical study, ASE entry-level certification tests are available for the automobile, collision repair/refinish and medium/heavy truck segments.

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Vale Training Expands PDR Certification Program

Through an exclusive agreement with PDR Testing and Certification LLC, auto body technicians and PDR specialists will now have expanded access to testing and certification of PDR skills across the U.S.

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Ford Announces Electric Vehicle Requirements for Certified Shops

The new requirements are part of Ford’s ongoing effort to provide FCCN shops with the tools, training and information needed to provide quality and safe repairs.

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Axalta Extends Free Online Curriculum to All Vocational Schools

Axalta has announced that its online refinish curriculum is now available to all vocational schools at no charge.

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SEMA Announces Board of Directors Election Candidates

Voting will take place online between May 9 and May 23 and is open to current SEMA-member companies.

The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) announced that the following candidates are vying for a seat on its board of directors:

Chair-Elect (1 open seat)

Myles Kovacs, TIS Industries

Melanie White, Hellwig Products

Distributor/Retailer (1 open seat)

UAF Scholarship Deadline March 31

The University of the Aftermarket Foundation reminds students that this Friday, March 31 is the deadline to submit applications on the Aftermarket Scholarship Central websites.

Car-O-Liner Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Car-O-Liner will mark the occasion with a special commemorative logo and other ways throughout the year.

AkzoNobel Names Ricardo Rosso Pontiac Site Manager

AkzoNobel has named Ricardo Rosso the new site manager for Pontiac Automotive and Specialty Coatings, effective March 1, 2023.

AASP/NJ Applauds Robust Turnout at NORTHEAST Show

Thousands of repairers showed up for education and review of the latest and greatest tools and equipment showcased by over 100 exhibitors from around the country. 

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Maaco Celebrates Women Leaders

On the heels of International Women’s Day and in light of Women’s History Month, Maaco is highlighting a few of the many women who have helped it succeed.

Fix Auto Tujunga Opens in California

Kevin Tarverdyan, owner of Fix Auto Tujunga, joins the auto repair industry with nearly two decades of experience in the insurance industry.

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