Cedar Valley College

Edward Hester has been in the Automotive Repair industry since 1967. He began his teaching career at Cedar Valley College in 1979. He is an ASE World Class Technician, an ASE Master Technician in Automotive, Collision Repair, Medium/Heavy Truck, School Bus, and Paint and Body. He is a published author and co-author of numerous Automotive Repair textbooks. Mr. Hester for the past 25 years is an Automotive Warranty Arbitration specialist and serves as an expert witness for law firms around the country.


  • Bachelor of Applied Studies, Management and Business Administration, Our Lady of the Lake University
  • Associate of Applied Arts and Sciences, Automotive Technology, Cedar Valley College
  • Automotive Instructor Update, Texas State Technical Institute
  • Instructor Training, Central Texas College
  • Advanced Instructor Training, Southwest Texas State University
  • Dispute Settlement Training, University of Wisconsin, 1993, 2004
  • Dispute Resolution Training, National Center for Dispute Settlement
  • Advanced Dispute Resolution Training, National Center for Dispute Settlement
  • Arbitrator Certification Training, national Center for Dispute Settlement
  • Basic 40 Hour Mediation Training, The Resolution Group


ASE Certifications

World Class Technician

Master Automotive Technician

Master Medium/Heavy Truck Technician

Master Paint and Body

Master School Bus

  • A1 Engine Repair
  • A2 Automatic Transmission/Transaxle
  • A3 Manual Drive Train and Axles
  • A4 Suspension and Steering
  • A5 Brakes
  • A6 Electrical/Electronic Systems
  • A7 Heating and Air Conditioning
  • A8 Engine Performance
  • A9 Light Vehicle Diesel Engines
  • G1 Auto Maintenance and Light Repair
  • B2 Painting and Refinishing
  • B3 Non-Structural Analysis & Damage Repair
  • B4 Structural Analysis & Damage Repair
  • B5 Mechanical and Electrical Components
  • C1 Automobile Service Consultant
  • F1 Compressed Natural Gas Vehicle
  • S1 Body Systems and Special Equipment
  • S3 Drive Train
  • S5 Suspension and Steering
  • S6 Electrical/Electronic Systems
  • S7 Air Conditioning Systems and Controls
  • T1 Gasoline Engines
  • T2 Diesel Engines
  • T3 Drive Train
  • T4 Brakes
  • T5 Suspension and Steering
  • T6 Electrical/Electronic Systems
  • T7 Heating, Ventilation, and A/C
  • T8 Preventive Maintenance and Inspection


Professional Development

  • Automotive/Diesel Advisory Committee Member
  • Snap-On Certified Trainer
  • Mechanical and Electronic Torque
  • Batteries, Starting, and Charging System Diagnostics
  • 525 Multimeter Certification
  • Wheel Alignment
  • Pro Cut Brake Lathe
  • MOPAR CAP Local Trainer
  • PBI Grant Advisory Board Member
  • Master Technician Certification from General Motors
  • Member SAE
  • Member of Chrysler Motor Co. Dispute Settlement Board (North Texas)