The only way to make sure you stay at the top of your game is to keep learning. It’s obvious that your technicians need to stay up to date, but your shop managers need to stay sharp on changes in employment law, strategic planning and other core business necessities in this day and age.
You will find resources to do just that by following these links. The “Organizational Training” section includes links to such entities as AMI and ASE. Our “Individual Training” section includes pages dedicated to individuals who can offer you seminars that you may find useful. If you are a trainer, or if you are a chapter member who recently attended some quality training and have someone to refer, please let us know by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
AMI is accepting 2013 Tom B. Babcox Memorial Scholarship Applications - CLICK HERE for the application.
Colleyville, Texas, May 7, 2013 — The Automotive Management Institute (AMI) is accepting applications for the annual $1,000 Tom B. Babcox Memorial Scholarship. AMI’s resource development effort, EXCEL, in conjunction with Babcox Media, established the scholarship, which is awarded to an Automotive Service Association (ASA) Mechanical Division member who strives to be, or is presently working, in a management capacity.
AMI is accepting 2013 BodyShop Business Magazine Scholarship Applications - CLICK HERE for the application.
Colleyville, Texas, May 2, 2013 — The Automotive Management Institute (AMI) is accepting applications for the annual $1,000 BodyShop Business Magazine Scholarship. AMI’s resource development effort, EXCEL, in conjunction with Babcox Media, established the scholarship, which is awarded to an Automotive Service Association (ASA) Collision Division member who strives to be, or is presently working, in a management capacity.
AMI is accepting 2013 Emil Stanley Merit Award Applications - CLICK HERE for the application.
Colleyville, Texas, May 2, 2013 — The Automotive Management Institute (AMI) is accepting applications for the 2013 Emil Stanley Merit Award. The scholarship is awarded annually to an individual who works in an Automotive Service Association (ASA) Collision Division member-business and who displays a desire to improve their business skills through management education.
Repair Only Licensing
Technicians can now repair a failed Smog, with the Repair Only License. This license is now available – there is no need to wait until the new Smog Program (CalVis) starts next year. To receive the Repair Only License, an individual must take and pass the BAR test. ASCCA obtained study and reference material for the test from BAR. Below are the Exam Handbook, the Smog Check Procedures Manual, and the Smog Check Reference Guide. You may download and print these materials as study guides for the test.
Repair Only License Study Handbook - This handbook includes the exam plan which provides the proportional breakdown of the exam, as well as the detailed knowledge and abilities covered by the exam. Study should focus on the highest percentage of questions.
4615 E. Industrial Suite 1E
Simi Valley, CA 93063
How it works: ESI has an agreement with ASCCA to provide a certain amount of training hours. Chapters can take advantage of that by partnering with the Association.
Click here to read the simple one-page instructions.
Customer Service Groups
2655 Monument Blvd.
Concord, CA 94520
Doug needs approximately 90 days notice for scheduling Chapter education.
Brad Brooks or John Stanford
9024 Testerman Way
Elk Grove, CA 95758
Availability clinics are limited per year, so be sure to plan in advance.
A wide selection of trainings are available free to ASCCA Chapters. Most would be performed at a dealership in a Chapter’s local area. Allow advance notification 90 days for scheduling.
Additional Training Opportunities:
- Automotive Leadership Institute (ALI)
- Automotive Management Institute (AMI)
- Automotive Training Institute (ATI)
- CarQuest Technical Institute (CTI)
- NAPA Institute of Automotive Technology
- National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)
- Shop Management Solutions
ASE Western States Consultant
Walt Commans has over 40 years experience in the Automotive aftermarket, and is available for ASE test preparation workshops in the Western States. Walt works with Automotive, Fleet, Truck and Collision technicians to help them prepare for the ASE certification tests. Each one hour presentation focuses on a specific ASE Test Series, and offers an in-depth look at the question styles, with an eye for better understand how to approach and analyze each type of ASE test question for better results. For more information on availability and seminars, contact Walt directly at email@example.com or call 714-875-9011.
Additional Individual Trainers: