ASE: Promoting excellence in auto repair and service.
For today’s car owner, auto repair is more complicated than ever. Vehicles keep getting more complex, while technology and diagnostic tools constantly change as well.
As a result, finding a competent, knowledgeable automotive professional can be a real challenge. Fortunately, more than 300,000 professionals across the country choose to show their knowledge by earning ASE Certification — a benefit to their customers as well as themselves.
ASE is an independent, non-profit organization, and since 1972 we’ve worked to improve the quality of vehicle repair and service by testing and certifying repair and service professionals.
Thanks to ASE certification program, everybody wins: car owners can easily find ASE Certified Technicians who have proven themselves to be knowledgeable professionals. Repair shops can get additional visibility in their markets by qualifying for the Blue Seal of Excellence Recognition Program. And certified auto professionals can get the respect and recognition they’ve worked so hard to earn.
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How ASE Certification Works
Auto technicians and other professionals who want to become ASE certified can take one or more of ASE’s 40-plus exams. The exams are grouped into specialties such as automobile, medium/heavy truck, truck equipment, school bus, collision repair, and more.
The exams stress knowledge of job-related skills. The tests are no cinch to pass; in fact, usually only two out of every three test takers pass on their first attempt. After passing at least one exam and providing proof of two years of relevant work experience, the test-taker becomes ASE certified. To remain certified, ASE-certified professionals must be retested every five years.