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Subaru launches training test-out program through ASE

Monday, March 21, 2016 - 06:00
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Subaru of America has partnered with the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) to deliver specially developed tests that, if passed, will allow Subaru retailer technicians to opt-out of specific Subaru training courses.

In response to the interests of the Subaru Retailer Council, the Subaru Technical Training Department developed special tests that are designed to measure the same technical competencies associated with several Subaru Level 2 instructor-led training programs. The tests cover the knowledge of fundamentals in diagnosis and repair in the following five specialty areas:

·      Engines

·      Transmissions

·      Fuel Systems

·      Electrical Systems

·      Brake Systems

Subaru technicians who have not completed Subaru Level 2 instructor-led training can take one or all of the tests. Those who pass will be credited with Level 2 competency in that specialty area. Technicians who don’t pass a test will need to complete the corresponding Subaru instructor-led training class.

To ensure security and reliability, Subaru has partnered with ASE to deliver the tests.

Technicians can register for these tests by logging into the Subaru SKILS system. Within 10 business days, ASE will send a confirmation email informing technicians to schedule testing during the next 90 days at any of ASE's nearly 500 test centers nationwide.

Additionally, Subaru technicians may purchase ASE certification tests and schedule an appointment to take them in conjunction with the Subaru tests. This can save the technician both time and money. For all the details about ASE certification and the training opt-out testing program for Subaru, visit

Subaru of America, Inc. (SOA) was founded in 1968 and is the U.S. Sales and Marketing subsidiary of Fuji Heavy Industries of Japan responsible for the distribution, marketing, sales and service of Subaru vehicles in the United States. SOA has three regional and twelve zone offices that support local sales, marketing and retailer operations activities. Subaru regional offices are located in Cherry Hill, NJ (headquarters), Denver, CO, and Itasca, IL, and the zone offices are located in various cities throughout the United States.

The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence was established in 1972 as a non-profit organization to help improve the quality of automotive service and repair through the voluntary testing and certification of automotive professionals. Today, there are over 300,000 ASE certified professionals working in dealerships, independent shops, collision repair shops, auto parts stores, fleets, schools and colleges throughout the country.

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