How to Get Ford Dealership Certified

With so many Fords on the road today, and more being sold every day, there is a huge demand for automotive technicians who are Ford dealership certified. Automotive technician jobs like this have a lot more opportunity for advancement, and even an entry-level auto mechanic salary is higher when you have the right education and certification.

Unlike some other manufacturers, Ford doesn’t have a single dealership certification program for certification. Instead, you can choose the program and auto mechanic school that’s right for you so that you can meet your goals and get access to the auto technician jobs you’re most interested in.

Top Ford mechanic training programs

So what programs are available to become a Ford dealership certified auto mechanic? The best programs in the country include the FACT (Ford Accelerated Credential Training) and ASSET (Automotive Student Service Educational Training) programs.

To form the FACT program, Ford has partnered with the Universal Technical Institute (UTI). Students complete one year of education at UTI, followed by an intensive 15-week training program specifically for Ford vehicles, with technician specialty training, as well.

The ASSET program is a two-year program of classes with a cooperative work program so that students may get hands-on experience and training in a Ford dealership or service center.

Both of these are excellent programs that give students the skills and expertise they need to get the best auto technician jobs. Which one you choose will likely depend on the time you have available, program availability in your area, and your overall goals as you seek certification. In either case, you’ll get more specialized information and education than you would in a more generalized auto mechanic school.

Benefits of the Ford FACT Program

While the ASSET program does have built-in cooperative hours working at a Ford dealership, it’s important to point out that FACT program graduates receive a number of credentials that will make them highly attractive to Ford dealerships looking to fill auto technician jobs.

In this program, students will be able to earn up to 10 classroom credentials with a Ford instructor, as well as 80 web-based credentials, making it easy to study and learn at home and to work around your schedule. Upon completion, graduates will receive nine certifications in Ford specialty areas. In this program, you’ll also have the opportunity to gain Quick Lane certification, which is Ford’s specific certification available through their Quick Service and Light Repair Technician training.

When you enroll in the FACT program, you’ll get training specific to Ford vehicles in diagnostics, diesel engines, electrical systems, and much more. And, thanks to Ford’s direct involvement with the program, students get a Ford STARS ID, so that Ford dealerships can track their training history to see what skills and areas they’ve mastered and why they’ll be the best auto technician for the job.

Both ASSET and FACT will put you in a good place to start your car mechanic career, get a good automotive tech job, and start to earn a higher auto mechanic salary. ASSET has the cooperative aspect of training, while FACT has Ford’s partnership and certifications.

If you’re already a certified mechanic and you’re interested in working with YourMechanic, submit an online application for an opportunity to become a mobile mechanic.


Next Step

Schedule Oil Change

The most popular service booked by readers of this article is Oil Change. YourMechanic’s technicians bring the dealership to you by performing this job at your home or office 7-days a week between 7AM-9PM. We currently cover over 2,000 cities and have 100k+ 5-star reviews... LEARN MORE

SEE PRICING & SCHEDULING

The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Recent Oil Change reviews

Excellent Rating

(21,699)

Rating Summary
20,382
845
179
87
206
20,382
845
179
87
206

Matthew

33 years of experience
991 reviews
Matthew
33 years of experience
Volkswagen Passat - Oil Change - Hampton, Virginia
Matt always does a great job. Very professional. I look forward to my next appointment.... A++++++
Ford Expedition - Oil Change - Hampton, Virginia
I am so please to have Matt work on my vehicle, he is very friendly and personable, and always does a great job.

Greg

22 years of experience
37 reviews
Greg
22 years of experience
Audi A3 - Oil Change - Queen Creek, Arizona
Job well done! Greg was on time and professional. He treated my vehicle with care. He completed the job smoothly and so far so good. First time using Your mechanic and it was a pleasant experience. I will be looking into them again. Thanks Greg!
Ford Explorer - Oil Change - Scottsdale, Arizona
Greg was very friendly and professional. Communication was great, he let me know what he was doing. He went above and beyond to make sure everything was running smoothly. I would 100% recommend Greg!

LAVELL

27 years of experience
93 reviews
LAVELL
27 years of experience
Buick Encore - Oil Change - Oakland, California
Another home run! Really appreciate the flexibility regarding my service appointment. Due to my work schedule I desperately needed a late appointment. So grateful my car is receiving top shelf professional service. Replaced a oil pan drain plug that was seriously damaged and stripped by a competitor that will NEVER get my business again! All services were quickly completed. Thank you so much for another great experience with my.... Your Mechanic Lavell 5 ⭐️ Service consistently.

Brian

23 years of experience
483 reviews
Brian
23 years of experience
Porsche 911 - Oil Change - Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
Brian is extremely knowledgeable and very personable and has taken very good care on my 911. I would recommend Brian to any one who has mechanical car challenges. I would recommend Brian to all My friends and family

Need Help With Your Car?

Our certified mobile mechanics make house calls in over 2,000 U.S. cities. Fast, free online quotes for your car repair.

GET A QUOTE

Related articles

How Much Does a Mechanic Make in New York?
Automotive technician jobs in New York have an average mechanic salary of $39k, while the national salary is roughly $37k.
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Minnesota?
Automotive technician jobs in Alaska have an average mechanic salary of $41k, which is higher than the national average.
How to Become a Certified Mobile Vehicle Inspector (State Car Inspector Certified) in Texas
Automotive technician jobs include mobile vehicle inspectors. Learn how to do car checks in Texas through the Universal Technical Institute.

Related questions

I have a 89 Ranger and im getting gas in the vacuum line to the break booster which is eating thru the rubber

You should check the fuel injection pressure regulator for leaking fuel through the top vacuum port and if it is then replace it. Also replace the brake booster check valve on the brake booster. This should be the cause of...

I have a 1991 ford f150 that stutters when i press on the gas

Hi there. One of the reasons why YourMechanic.com is different is that we have mobile mechanics that complete inspections to determine what's the cause or source of an issue (like the stumbling problem under acceleration you've described above). The best...

Car idles rough, extremely weak and stalls when put into gear

Hello. This can be caused by a number of things. I usually start by scanning the computer for codes. This will let me know if the computer is seeing any issues. If there are no codes then I take a...

How can we help?

Our service team is available 7 days a week, Monday - Friday from 6 AM to 5 PM PST, Saturday - Sunday 7 AM - 4 PM PST.

1 (855) 347-2779 · hi@yourmechanic.com