The U.S. Auto Tech National Championship was created in 2021 to showcase the incredible skills of auto technician professionals and students across the country, while elevating the awareness and importance of trade jobs across the globe. Auto Technicians are invited to showcase their skills and go head-to-head at our national championship in Tampa, FL for their chance to win cash prizes and be crowned the 2023 U.S. Auto Tech National Champion. Want to know how to participate? The first step is to qualify!
The top technicians will compete for the bragging rights of being the best tech in the nation and winning their share of $115,000 in cash and prizes.
1st Place: $40,000 | 2nd Place: $20,000 | 3rd Place: $10,000
1st Place: $25,000 | 2nd Place: $15,000 | 3rd Place: $5,000
There are two ways to qualify for the U.S. Auto Tech Championship, either at an in-person qualifier or through the digital Driven to Win challenge. 64 students and 64 professionals will be selected from the in-person qualifiers and Driven to Win challenge to advance to the next round of the competition.
The Driven to Win Challenge is a digital quiz held monthly during the qualifying round of the competition. At the end of each month during this round, professionals and students with the highest quiz scores will be selected to advance to the next phase of the competition, the Round of 64.
To learn more about when you can take the challenge, check out our DRIVEN TO WIN page.
Not interested in a digital quiz? There’s another way for you to qualify for the Round of 64! There will be a few in person qualifying events held this year. Stay tuned as we update our event locator map to see if there’s a qualifier near you.
The top professionals and top students from the in-person qualifiers and Driven to Win challenges will automatically qualify for the Round of 64 Presented by ASE. The Round of 64 is an online multiple-choice quiz with questions provided by ASE.
The top 16 students and top 16 professionals with the highest scores will advance to the next round.
The top professionals and top students from the Round of 64 challenge will automatically qualify for the Round of 16.
The Round of 16 will be a hands-on, at home kit that will be mailed to you. Stay tuned for more information regarding the Round of 16.
The top 4 professionals and top 4 students with the highest Round of 32 score will pack their bags and enjoy an all-expenses paid trip to Tampa, FL for the U.S. Auto Tech National Championship where they will compete head-to-head for their chance to win the title of the 2023 U.S. Auto Technician of the Year.
Our Passion to Performance digital series shares stories of auto technicians across the country who are becoming the backbone of the automotive trade.
Randy, a lover of all things racing, is the 2021 US Auto Tech National student champion. How is he turning his passion for racing into a career, and what was it like winning $40,000 at last year’s nationals? Hear his story and why it’s important for men and women to seek out education and careers in the automotive industry.
The Garage Gurus are committed to helping the technician shortage and skills gap, which is why we provide the hands-on experience and training technician’s need to solve real-world issues in the garage. Whether they’re looking to take the next step, or wanting to learn new skills, the Gurus offer in-person, in-shop, online and virtual training to provide the automotive repair knowledge needed to succeed.
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