1. Why did ASE moved to computer-based testing?
  2. Can I still take the tests in paper-and-pencil format?
  3. Does ASE offer CBT tests in Spanish?
  4. Can I take the ASE Certification Tests on my computer at home or at work?
  5. When are the tests offered?
  6. Where are the computer-based test centers?
  7. What kinds of test questions are used on the computer-based tests?
  8. How much time do I get to take the computer-based tests?
  9. If I fail a test, can I take it again?
  10. When do I get my test scores? When do I get my certificate?
  11. How much do the computer-based tests cost?
  12. I let my certification lapse. Can I still take the Recertification Tests?
  13. How do I register for the computer-based tests?
  14. Will I still have a “myASE” account?
  15. Does ASE still use my Social Security Number?
  16. What if I have other questions about ASE’s computer-based testing?

1. Why did ASE moved to all computer-based testing?

Computer-based testing offers test-takers advantages in scheduling, convenience, and speed over ASE’s written tests. Testing is offered year round, and you can choose between weekdays, evenings, and weekends (subject to availability) and reserve your own appointment time that best suits your busy life. In addition, you'll get results before leaving the test center. In short, computer-based testing gives you more flexibility to test when and where you want while still receiving the industry-recognized ASE certification.

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2. Can I still take the tests on paper-and-pencil?

No. The final written tests were held in November 2011.

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3. Does ASE offer CBT tests in Spanish?

No. All tests are given only in English; however, an on-screen English/Spanish glossary of automotive terms is available in the computer-based tests.

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4. Can I take the ASE Certification Tests on my computer at home or at work?

No. ASE Certification Tests are only offered in secure, proctored test centers.This gives everyone a fair, consistent, and reliable testing environment, where the identity of each person taking a test is also verified. These are qualities that you can’t reproduce with online testing at home or work, and when it comes to a credential as important as your ASE certification, we don’t cut corners.

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5. When are the tests offered?

ASE testing is available 12 months out of the year. When you register for an ASE test, you will have 90 days from the original date of purchase to schedule an appointment and take your test at any of our nearly 500 Prometric test centers across the country. You should schedule appointments for all tests as soon as possible. If you do not complete the testing within 90 days, the untaken tests will expire and you will forfeit your fees.


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6. Where are the  computer-based test centers?

The tests are offered at nearly 500 Prometric test centers across the U.S. and Canada. To locate a Prometric test center near you, click here.

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7. What kinds of test questions are used on the computer-based tests?

All ASE tests contain multiple-choice questions, designed to test specific knowledge needed for competent job performance. Every question has one single right answer, three wrong answers, and enough information to choose the right answer. Those accustomed to ASE written tests will find the content and questions very familiar.

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8. How much time do I get to take the computer-based tests?

Each computer-based test has a comfortable time limit, usually from 1 to 2 hours, depending on the test. Most Recertification Tests have fewer questions, with a time limit of 30 or 45 minutes, with L1 and L2 Advanced Level at two hours. When you schedule your tests, a half-hour is added to each appointment to allow time for check-in, a pre-test tutorial, and a post-test survey.

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9. If I fail a test, can I take it again?

Yes, but you must wait 30 full days before you can purchase and schedule the same test again.

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10. When do I get my test scores? When do I get my certificate?

Test-takers will know whether they passed before leaving the test center.  When you pass one or more tests and fulfill the work related experience requirement, you will receive a certificate. Expect your certificate to arrive approximately 3 weeks from your test date to allow for processing and mailing.

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11. How much do the computer-based tests cost?

Certification Tests cost $37 each; Advanced Tests (L1, L2, and L3) are $74 each. Recertification Tests cost the same as the corresponding Certification Tests, but the Recertification Test fees max out at $111, regardless of the number of tests taken. Registration costs $36 per person,  and you only pay the registration fee once within a registration window.

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12. I let my certification lapse. Can I still take the Recertification Tests?

Yes. You must simply have previously passed the corresponding Certification Test. (Exceptions: Tests L1, L2, and X1 have special requirements.)

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13. How do I register for the computer-based tests?

You are able to register for your tests and schedule your testing appointments both online in myASE and via telephone by calling Prometric at 1-877-346-9327 Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. Eastern Time.

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14. Will I still have a “myASE” account?

Yes. Your current myASE username and password will work. New registrants will be prompted to establish a myASE account, which will serve as an online personal account page for test registration, scheduling, and more.

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15. Does ASE still use my Social Security Number?

ASE is still using only the last four digits of your Social Security number as identification.

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16. What if I have other questions about ASE’s computer-based testing?

Click here to send us a message, or call ASE Customer Service at 1-800-390-6789, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Time Monday through Friday.

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