ASE Certifications

 

ASE Certifications

Does any organization have a program in place to give additional compensation for technician’s holding ASE certifications?
If so, how much is paid per certification and is there a maximum # of certifications that additional compensation is given for.

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Prince George's County, MD - we give ten cents per hour per certification for A1 - A8 and T1-T8 plus L1. We're trying to bump L1 to twenty-five cents. These are not capped at 40 hours so they can become overtime hours as well.

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Honolulu County pays an additional $141/mo. for attaining Master Automotive Technician; and $153/mo. for attaining Master Truck Technician.

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We are looking at paying an annual bonus for Master Certifications as well - anyone doing that? If so, how much?
Also - are you paying for tests? We are looking at paying for passed tests.
Last - are you paying for mechanics time to take the tests?

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Pierce Transit pays for ASE certifications and has incorporated this into our labor agreement....

Certification Pay: An additional twenty-five cents ($.25) per hour will be paid to Lead Mechanics, Journey Level Mechanics, Automotive Technicians, Equipment Body Repairers, and Mechanic I's who obtain and retain advanced technical skils through an Employer pre-approved ASE certification program. This pay shall be limited to a maximum of four (4) certifications/Technical licenses per employee. An additional two dollars ($2.00) per hour will be paid to employees obtaining a Master Level Cecrtivication through an Employer pre-approved ASE master-level program. further, it is the employee's responsibility to revew or otherwise keep current all certifications/technical licesnes for which they are receiving this pay and regurlarly provide this information to the Employer. This pay will be for all hours worked to include overtime; however, this shall not be changed by an overtime multiplyer.

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Below is language we were able to incorporate into our bargaining unit agreement:

Section 32.3: Additional pay for ASE and EVT certifications. Neither ASE nor EVT certifications are required of technicians under this agreement. However, as an incentive, for each Technician who receives 2 ASE certifications, an additional forty cents (40¢) per hour will be added to her pay so long as she maintains those two certifications. For each Technician who receives 4 ASE certifications, an additional seventy-five cents (75¢) per hour will be added to her pay so long as she maintains those four certifications. For each Technician who receives 6 ASE certifications, an additional one dollar ($1.00) per hour will be added to her pay so long as she maintains those six certifications. For each Technician who receives 8 ASE certifications, an additional one dollar, twenty-five cents ($1.25) per hour will be added
to her pay so long as she maintains those eight certifications. For each Technician who receives 3 EVT certifications along with the eight ASE certifications, an additional one dollar seventy five cents ($1.75) per hour will be added to her pay so long as she maintains those 3 EVT and eight ASE certifications. These additions to base pay are not cumulative.
For example, if an employee currently receiving 40 cents per hour additional for two certifications earns two additional certifications, the employee will receive a grand total of 75 cents as addition to base pay for the four certifications. These certifications will be considered in promotion and bidding regardless of seniority. The employer will pay for two tests at each level. If the employee needs to take more than two tests at a given level, the employee is required to pay for the additional tests.

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ASE/EVT Certification: can receive an hourly wage premium of ten cents ($.10) per hour for at least
two current certifications and an additional five cents ($.05) per hour for every additional current
certification, plus an additional twenty-five cents ($.25) per hour for every current master certification.
Welder/Mechanic personnel who successfully obtain wire feed or stick welding certifications,
will receive an hourly wage premium of fifteen cents ($.15) per hour for each certification.
The maximum hourly wage premium under this paragraph is $1.25 per hour.
Service Writers who obtain the single ASE Certification of C1 Service Consultant, will receive a $0.05 per hour bonus. Parts Room personnel who obtain all 3 Parts Certifications of P1 Med/Heavy Truck Parts, P2 Auto Parts, and P4 GM Parts, will be considered having a Master Certification in Parts, and will receive a $0.30 per hour bonus”.

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While we do not compensate for holding ASE certs (anymore) we do use these certs to bring in new hires at a higher starting rate of pay then if they did not have them. The difference is about $9.00 per hour

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We don't pay our Union mechanics additional rates for ASE certification. Our program guarantees them the opportunity to attend 40 hours of technical work-related training per year in exchange for them obtaining ASE Master Medium/Heavy Truck certification and Mobile Hydraulic Mechanic certification. If they obtain the required certifications within the stipulated time they can progress up their pay scale, if they do not obtain the required certifications their pay is frozen until such time as they complete the certifications. A win-win situation for all involved. We pay for all training and certification testing.

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Several years ago, we incorporated ASE certifications into a two-tier job family, which has a journey-level tier and an advanced tier (Mechanic I and Mechanic II). Technicians can advance by obtaining an ASE Master Certification (Auto or Truck) and a related certification in another area - ASE L1 and smog license, Fire Mechanic Certification, AWS welding certification, etc. The pay premium is 8% (approx $2.60 per hour). We pay for the testing and fees, although we are considering making the employee pay for failed tests, to make sure employees are serious about studying.

City of Palo Alto, CA

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We do not have a program to compensate tech's that have ASE certifications. It does have merit during the annual performance review and compensation package.

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Hennepin County, MN - We compensate $.10 per hour per exam after four exams in a series are passed ($.40), and an additional $.10 for each subsequest exam passed. When all 8 (light duty) or 7 (truck) exams are passed, we compensate $1.00 per hour. Compensation cannot exceed $1.00 per hour; employees must pick one series or the other. Additional; compensation applies to both straight time and overtime hours. Certification must be kept current to maintain the additional compensation.

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We pay for all exams, prep material and time to take the tests. We pay extra $1.00/ hr for obtaining Master Cert.

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We require our technicians to have a curtain number of ASE certifications prior to being hired. We will compensate them for additional certifications by giving them a pay increase of 2.5% for every three certification obtained in a single fiscal year up to a maximum of 5% for six certifications earned in any given year.

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We pay for all exams, overtime, mileage, etc. to take and maintain exams. However, we do not give or offer any hourly salary increase of any type for having their ASE certifications.

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We reimburse our employee the fees for successful tests, and allow them the time to take the test. There is no addtional pay associated with having these certifications.

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City of Edmond Oklahoma, we implemented the ASE/EVT certification program back in 2002 as part of the pay plan, only way a technician can increase pay is through the plan, we pay based on master automotive, master heavy line and master EVT, pay ranges from $15 per hour to $26.10 per hour, bonuses can be given once topped out in pay scale.