DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (June 24, 2004) — The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) will hold a fall test session for its new Custom Wheel & Tire Specialist Exam on Nov. 9.
The test will be at 7 p.m. at more than 700 locations, SEMA said. Registration for the test closes Sept. 22.
The exam, known as Z5, is the fifth in a series of installer certification exams offered by the aftermarket association. The test is designed to measure real-world knowledge and skills of wheel and tire professionals who sell and install custom applications on passenger cars and light trucks. The test was designed with help from the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE).
About 250 candidates took the exam in May, SEMA said.
“Certification helps to heighten consumer confidence and trust and build a better, more prosperous business,” said Ellen McKoy, SEMA's senior director of dealer relations.
Candidates must have at least two years of hands-on experience in the specialty and pass a written exam. The SEMA credential is valid for five years.
For more information, call SEMA at (909) 396-0289, ext. 158, or visit www.sema.org/certification.