Today, September 27, is the deadline for automotive professionals to register for the Fall round of Certification Testing conducted by the Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). Thousands of Canadian automotive professionals carry the ASE badge, a North America-wide standard of professional certifications for those the automotive business. As it must be renewed every five years, it is viewed by many as being a more durable indication of up-to-date training and skills than government licensing, which does not have to be renewed for the life of the professional technician. ASE Certifications cover the entire spectrum of skills with specific certifications in: Parts Specialists, Automotive Technicians, Automotive Machinists, Bodyshop Professionals, and Heavy-Duty personnel. All specialties are provided with tests written by peers in the industry to accurately reflect the changing skills required by the automotive service industry. Tests are offered at dozens of locations across Canada on November 7, 12, and 14, depending on the specific test being written. For more information on the tests or to register, click on the ASE hot link on the right-hand side of the www.autoserviceworld.com home page.