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Electrical / Electronics ASE certification exam.
ASE's mission is to improve the quality of vehicle repair
through the testing and certification of repair
and service professionals.
More than 420,000 professionals
hold current ASE credentials.
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About ASE Certification
the early 1970s, consumers had no way to distinguish between
incompetent and competent mechanics. In response to
this need, the independent, non-profit National Institute
Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) was established in 1972. ASE's mission is to improve the quality of vehicle repair
and service through the testing and certification of repair
service professionals. At present, about 420,000 professionals hold current
certifications. They work in every segment of the automotive
service industry: car and truck dealerships, independent
garages, fleets, service stations, franchises, and more.
how ASE certification works: Prospective candidates register
for and take one or more of ASE's 40-plus exams.
The tests are grouped into specialties for automobile,
medium/heavy truck, truck equipment, school bus, and collision
as well as engine machinists, alternate fuels technicians,
parts specialists, auto service consultants, and collision
passing at least one exam and after providing proof of two
years of relevant work experience,
the test taker
ASE certified. Certification, however, is not for life.
To remain certified, those with ASE credentials must
every five years. Paper/Pencil tests are conducted twice a year at over
750 locations around the country and are administered
by ACT, known for its academic and occupational testing
programs. A computer-based testing (CBT) pilot is
underway at 200 sites. The exams stress knowledge of
tests are no cinch to pass; approximately one out of
three test takers fails.
benefit from ASE certification. It is a valuable
yardstick by which to measure the knowledge and skills
of individual technicians as well as the commitment
of the repair
facility employing ASE-Certified professionals.
professionals usually wear blue and white ASE insignia
and carry credentials listing their exact
of expertise (brakes, engine repair, etc.), while
display their technicians' credentials in the customer
waiting area. Motorists should look for facilities that display
the ASE Blue Seal of Excellence® logo.
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