ASE Releases New EV Standards and Certifications

May 3, 2023
The National Institute for Automotive Service has released a new set of standards for working on or around electrified vehicles.

The National Institute for Automotive Service (ASE) has released a new set of standards for working on or around electrified vehicles, according to a press release.

The Electric Vehicle Technician/Shop Personnel Electrical Safety Standards seeks to establish a proper procedure for working on and around electrified vehicles (xEVs). The standards were created alongside manufacturers, those in the aftermarket industry and experts in the electric field.

Additionally, the ASE has also released a new certification program that will apply to all xEV vehicles, including light-duty and medium/heavy-duty. The program consists of two tests, which are still in pilot testing as of now.

The first test is xEV Electrical Safety Awareness Certification, which is level one in the program. It is aimed at anyone that will be around xEVs in their workplace. Those who pass the test will demonstrate an understanding of high-voltage electrical safety awareness and be able to perform “maintenance and repairs not related to high-voltage systems or their components.”

The second test, xEV Technician Electrical Safety Certification, is the second level of the program and is intended for those in the service and repair industry. Those who pass will demonstrate an understanding and capability of working with high-voltage systems.

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