What to expect at your ASE computer-based test:  instant results, streamlined experience.

If you’re familiar with ASE written exams, you’ll find the content and questions in our computer-based format very familiar. When you schedule your tests, you’ll also appreciate a wider choice of daytime and weekend reserved appointments. An extra half-hour is included in each appointment to allow time for check-in, a pre-test tutorial, and a post-test survey.

To see a video "walk-thru" of exactly what to expect, watch the video below.



Arrival Time.  Arrive early enough to park and find the test center office. Late arrivals may be turned away by the test center staff. If you cannot take a test because you are late, you will forfeit your test fees.

What to Bring with You. All you need at the test center is your Registration Ticket and photo ID. Books, calculators, and other reference materials are not permitted in the test room, so leave them at home. You must provide a current (unexpired) government-issued photo ID with your signature, such as a driver's license, military ID, or passport. School- and company-issued IDs are not acceptable. The name you use to register must match the name on your current photo ID.


Important Security Information. To safeguard the test questions and ensure fairness, special security procedures are used at the test center. You will be given a copy of all test center regulations before checking in. Please read this carefully. You will be assigned a small locker to store all your personal items (cell phone, watch, hat, car keys, etc.) so please limit what you bring with you. You may wish to leave valuables such as your wallet, cash and loose change locked in your vehicle. No electronic devices are allowed in the test room. You will be screened with a hand-held metal detector and asked to turn your pockets inside-out. You may also be asked to pull up your sleeves or pants legs. Please note that the same security procedures apply to everyone taking tests at Prometric centers, regardless of the type of test - automotive, medical, business, or education. 

Breaks. Please take a break before you check in for your appointment. You can take a break between exams, but keep them as brief as possible. If you take a break during an exam, the exam clock will continue to run. You may not use your cell phone, refer to notes, discuss test questions, or leave the building during your breaks. 

Test Questions.  When you arrive for your ASE test, you’ll find the tests contain the same types of multiple-choice questions you’ve seen before, 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. Best of all, you will know if you passed before leaving the test center. Each 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.

During Testing.  You will receive scratch paper and pencils, and if you are taking an Advanced Level test, a Composite Vehicle booklet. Once you are seated, the supervisor will explain how to use the computer and mouse. Each test appointment begins with a short tutorial that will help you become familiar with the operation of the computer-based test. You can also preview the system online before you go to take your test. Click here to view the Free Demo /Test Drive.

Each test has a specific time limit. Click here to view the list of tests and the amount of time allowed for each one. As you take each test, the computer screen will continuously display the amount of time left. You can take a break if necessary, but the clock will continue to run. If you finish early, you may review your answers or continue to the next test, if your appointment includes multiple tests. Once you submit a test for scoring, you cannot go back and review it.

If a question is difficult, mark the answer that you think is correct and flag the question using the on-screen button. Then go on to the next question. When you have finished the test, you may have time to go back to those questions you have flagged. Your score is based on the number of correct answers that you give, so it is to your advantage to answer every question.

When you finish your last test, you will be given a short customer satisfaction survey. When you complete it, you can report to the staff and receive your score reports.