Volvo Car USA LLC is experiencing tremendous growth and there is a strong demand for qualified technicians. Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Certification Tests and the new Volvo Certified Level Test offer current Volvo technicians and technicians interested in a career with a Volvo retailer the opportunity to show their commitment to quality.



Volvo Car USA LLC in conjunction with ASE is pleased to announce the Volvo Certified Level Test. The test is available to purchase via the myASE portal (

  • Technicians interested in joining a Volvo retailer can include their Volvo Certified Level Test results in their application as a key indicator of their competence and their Volvo specific skillset.
  • By passing the Volvo Certified Level Test, existing Volvo technicians can receive equivalency toward any four A1-A8 professional-level ASE tests as one requirement toward the Volvo Certified* rating.

*The Volvo Certified Level Test will not count toward achieving Master or Expert Level requirements.

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Specificatons for the Volvo Certified Level Test


Volvo Car USA LLC technical training requirements are updated on a quarterly basis and include a combination of web-based and instructor-led training, years of experience, and ASE certification.

Volvo Level requirements:

Quality Certified Master Expert
No ASE requirements. Any four, A1-A8 professional-level automobile tests or the Volvo Certified Level Test. All A1-A8 professional-level automobile tests.

All A1-A8 professional-level automobile tests and L1.

As of 1/1/2020, L3 will also be required.

Automobile & Light Truck Certification Tests (A1-A8):

  • A1 - Engine Repair
  • A2 - Automatic Transmission/Transaxle
  • A3 - Manual Drive Train and Axles
  • A4 - Suspension and Steering
  • A5 - Brakes
  • A6 - Electric/Electronic Systems
  • A7 - Heating and Air Conditioning
  • A8 - Engine Performance

Advanced Level Certification Tests (L1, L3):

  • L1 - Advanced Engine Performance Specialist
  • L3 - Light Duty Hybrid/Electric Vehicle Specialist

ASE delivers these benefits:

  • ASE is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of automotive service and repair through the voluntary testing and certification of automotive professionals.
  • ASE certification is a valuable means to measure the knowledge and skills of individual employees as well as the commitment to quality of the repair facility employing ASE Certified professionals.
  • By displaying ASE certification, you instill customer confidence.


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If at any point you have trouble during the registration process for your ASE Certification test(s), email us at, or contact ASE Customer Service at 1-800-390-6789 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Eastern Time, Monday-Friday, except holidays. Operators are here to help guide you through the registration process and answer any and all questions that you may have.