ASE, the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence. Founded in 1972, ASE has a single mission: To improve the quality of automotive service and repair through the voluntary testing and certification of automotive technicians.


Formed by the collision industry in 1979, I-CAR is an international, not-for-profit training organization. All I-CAR activities and resources focus on helping the industry achieve a high level of technical training. I-CAR’s vision for the industry is that:Every person in the collision industry has the necessary technical knowledge and skills relevant to their position to ensure a complete and safe repair.


The Washington Metropolitan Auto Body Association (WMABA) is an association of automotive collision repair professionals in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia, dedicated to providing quality repairs to consumers.