Achieving NATEF Accreditation
for Automotive Training Programs

The motor vehicle repair industry has taken on a new sophistication. It requires advanced technical training and computer literacy. Today's automotive technician must have:

thorough knowledge of automotive systems and components
good computer skills
excellent communication skills
above average mechanical aptitude
good reasoning ability
ability to read and follow instructions
manual dexterity

According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, jobs as automotive service professionals will be plentiful for persons who finish training programs in high school, vocational or technical school, or community college.

To help vocational educators recruit, mentor, and train tomorrow's technicians, the National Automotive Technician's Education Foundation (NATEF) offers accreditation for technician training programs. The purpose of the accreditation process for automotive technician training program is to improve the quality of training offered at secondary and post-secondary, public and proprietary schools.

NATEF was founded to develop, encourage, and improve automotive technician education. NATEF examines the structure and resources of training programs and evaluates them against nationally accepted standards of quality. NATEF's precise national standards reflect the skills that students must master. The NATEF evaluation process ensures that accredited training programs meet or exceed industry-recognized, uniform standards of excellence.

Learn more about Achieving NATEF Accreditation for Automotive Training Programs:

Benefits of Accreditation
Program Accreditation Process
About ASE and NATEF
Funding

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