Achieving Accreditation

NATEF accreditation is available to Automobile programs, Collision Repair and Refinish programs and Medium/Heavy Duty Truck programs.   The accreditation process is the same regardless of program type and can be complete in a five step process.
Step 1: Download Accreditation Documents
Step 2: Program Self-Evaluation:
  • Extensive self-evaluation performed by program instructors, administrators and  advisory committee members
  • Program is compared to national standards
  • Opportunity exists internally to make program improvements
  • Program submits application  with summary of self-evaluation
Step 3: NATEF Review
  • The application is reviewed by NATEF
  • Decision is made whether the program qualifies for an on-site evaluation
Step 4: On-Site Evaluation
  • On-site evaluation of program  is conducted by and Evaluation Team Leader (ETL) who is ASE Master-certified and trained to perform the evaluation by NATEF
Step 5: Program Accreditation
  • Once industry requirements are met, the program becomes NATEF accredited for a five year period from the date of accreditation.
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