C1 certification provides shops with an opportunity to validate the knowledge of service consultant professionals.
Techs will be able to order ASE tests and products and place them into a shopping cart for immediate purchase.
Technicians can extend their ASE certifications without setting foot in a test center by using the ASE Renewal App.
Those who have registered now have additional time to schedule their tests.
There are an estimated 879,000 technicians in the United States, with more than 250,000 of them holding ASE certification.
Beginning on Jan. 1, 2018, the EPA will require Section 609 credentials to purchase non-ozone-depleting refrigerants such as R-134a and R-1234yf.
The associations work together to recognize professional technicians who have tested and obtained ASE certification in 22 specialty areas during the 2016 test administered by ASE.
A major goal for the new store was to add products that would appeal to an increasingly diverse group of automotive professionals.
Of the more than 840,000 automotive technicians working in the United States, 12 individuals have qualified for the prestigious 2016 World Class Technician Award. Each year, the Auto Care Association and National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) work together to recognize these professional technicians who have tested and obtained ASE certification in 22 specialty areas during the annual test administrated by ASE.