HERNDON, Va.-The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) has unveiled an online version of its Refrigerant Recovery and Recycling Review and Quiz.
The component-available at www.asecert.org-is designed to serve as a technological complement to the organization's booklet program, ASE said. Technicians who service motor vehicle air conditioners must be trained and certified by a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-approved organization.
Training programs, according to the ASE, must cover the use of recycling equipment in compliance with industry standards, regulatory requirements, refrigerant containment and the effects of ozone depletion. To be certified, techs must pass a test demonstrating their knowledge in these areas.
Herndon-based ASE's online quiz, like its printed counterpart, is an EPA-approved Section 609 Technician Certification Program. Candidates can click on a link from the ASE home page or test information subcategory, taking them to an introduction page with program details and options. Rather than take the certification test in the ASE booklet, candidates can opt to take the quiz online.
Once a candidate registers online, he or she takes the 30-question quiz. If 24 or more questions are answered correctly, the candidate receives a passing score and immediate, though temporary, online credentials good for 60 days. Permanent credentials are then mailed from ASE headquarters.