ASE Introduces Spanish/English Option for Four Automobile Tests

Release date: 1/14/2020

LEESBURG, VA, January 14, 2020 – Starting in January 2020, technicians taking certain ASE automobile certification tests – Suspension & Steering (A4), Brakes (A5), Electrical/Electronic Systems (A6) or Auto Maintenance and Light Repair (G1) – will have the option to see each question in a split-screen, Spanish/English format. No special registration procedure will be needed to access the Spanish translation, which is built into the test delivery screen. Test-takers will click on a "Leer en EspaƱol" ("Read in Spanish") button to call up a screen showing the question and answer options in both Spanish and English.

All ASE tests will continue to have the searchable English-to-Spanish Glossary of technical terms which can be helpful to resolve dialectal differences. In addition, anyone for whom English is a second language may bring a standard, published English-to-foreign language dictionary to use at the test center.
 
In 2020, only the listed four certification and recertification tests will have the new bilingual feature. However, ASE anticipates Spanish translation of the other automobile series tests required for Master status to be available at a future date.
 
Visit www.ase.com/Tests/ASE-Certification-Tests/Spanish-Testing.aspx for information in Spanish about the new translation option.
 
Established in 1972 as a non-profit organization, the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) is a driving force in the transportation industry. As an independent third party, ASE upholds and promotes high standards of service and repair through the assessment, certification and credentialing of current and future industry professionals, and the prestigious ASE Blue Seal logo identifies professionals who possess the essential knowledge and skills to perform with excellence. Today, there are approximately 250,000 ASE Certified professionals at work in dealerships, independent shops, collision repair shops, auto parts stores, fleets, schools and colleges throughout the country. For more information about ASE, visit www.ase.com.

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