BMW Group

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When it comes to the Ultimate Driving Machine, our customers’ vehicles receive service and maintenance from professional technicians who know it best. Our customers entrust BMW with providing technicians that are trained with the knowledge required to properly handle their vehicle. The tests below offer you the chance to show your commitment to quality. The commitment that you make towards your profession ensures that our clients will be able to enjoy their Ultimate Driving Machine for years to come.

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DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO BE A BMW TECHNICIAN?

Successful BMW Technicians are passionate about BMWs and enjoy the challenge of working on cutting-edge vehicles. If this describes you, then you could be on the fast track to success as a BMW technician. If you have experience as an automotive technician, search our open positions at www.bmwdealercareers.com.

BMW TRAINING TEST INFORMATION

BMW offers two tests. The BMW Associate Test and the BMW Member Test. These tests are available to anyone. Below is the content included in these two tests.

BMW ASSOCIATE TEST SPECIFICATION

Content Area

Questions In Test

Percentage Of Test

A.

Chassis

24

40%

B.

Electrical/Electronic

12

20%

C.

Workshop

24

40%

Total

60

100%

BMW MEMBER TEST SPECIFICATION

Content Area

Questions In Test

Percentage Of Test

A.

Chassis

22

37%

B.

Electrical/Electronic

19

32%

C.

Drivetrain

19

32%

Total

60

100%



BMW of North America has developed these tests for internal use to evaluate technicians' training needs and does not recognize the completion or passing of these tests unless you are employed at a BMW dealership. BMW and ASE expressly disclaim the use of these non-certification tests for any other purpose.

INTERESTED IN WORKING FOR A BMW DEALER?

Technicians interested in a career at a BMW Center can proactively take these tests and prove their commitment to the profession and brand. By presenting a copy of your completion report to a hiring BMW Center, you are showing your desire to work for the brand as well as your familiarity with The Ultimate Driving Machine.


Three PATHS for new Technicians Joining BMW:

1. Entry-level Path: All new technicians seeking employment at a BMW dealer will be required to take the BMW Associate Test at a Prometric Test Center. Registration will be done on the ASE website and tests will be delivered at proctored Prometric test centers. Once you have successfully completed this test and are hired by a BMW dealer, you will be eligible to take BMW Member Level courses. If you are not successful in completing the Associate Test, you can still apply at a BMW Center and, if you are hired, you will be able to enroll in the entry-level path called the Associate Level.

The Associate Level concentrates on basic automotive technology and consists of four courses:

ASSOCIATE LEVEL COURSES

Workshop

Technology I

Workshop

Technology II

Electrical

Technology I

Chassis

Technology I


The Associate Level can be challenged at any time by taking the BMW Associate Test regardless of completion of the courses in this level. You must consult your dealer management before registering for this test. Upon successful completion of this test, you have achieved Associate Level Certification and can enroll in Member Level courses.

The target of the Associate Test is to qualify Technicians on basic automotive knowledge, not BMW knowledge. The target candidate for this level is:

  • Internal promotions – Lube technician, Drivers etc.
  • Personnel looking for a career change

Entry-level paths to achieve Associate Level certification

1.

Work for BMW Dealer

Pass the BMW Associate Test

2.

Work for BMW Dealer

Take all Associate-level courses

Pass BMW Associate Test


2. Intermediate Path: If you pass the BMW Associate Test and are employed at a BMW dealer, you will skip the entire Associate Level and start taking courses in the next level called Member Level. The Member Level curriculum consists of basic BMW Technology.

MEMBER LEVEL COURSES

Electrical

Technology II

Chassis

Technology II

Drivetrain

Technology I

Warranty for

Technicians


In this level, you will begin training in basic BMW-specific technology. Like the Associate Level, when you have completed all courses in the Member Level, you can take the BMW Member Test. This test will be administered by ASE and taken at a Prometric test center. Upon successful completion of this test, you can enroll in the Member Level Hands-on Assessment (HoA). Once the BMW Member Test and Member Level HoA have been passed, Member Level certification is awarded and you can enroll in Certified Level courses.

The target candidate for this level:

  • Tire, Lube or Entry-level technicians
  • Postsecondary graduates with two to three year’s experience
  • Independent repair facility technicians

Intermediate path to achieve Member Level certification

Work for BMW Dealer

Achieve Associate Level Certification

Complete all Member-level courses

Pass the BMW Member Test

Pass the Member Level HoA

3. Advanced Path: If you are an exceptional technician and complete the prerequisites listed below, you can challenge the Member level.
Prerequisites include:

  • Employed at a BMW dealer for a minimum of 6 months
  • Pass the BMW Associate and BMW Member Tests and Member HoA
  • Complete the BMW Electrical Technology II course
  • Complete Warranty for the Service Technician course
  • Dealer management approval

Once successful, you can enroll in Certified Level courses. This is a challenging path that should only be considered by very experienced technicians skilled in luxury car technology. An exceptional electrical background is required.
The target candidate for this path:

  • 5+ years of experience as a Master technician at another OEM brand
  • ASE Certified Master Automobile with appropriate experience

Advanced path to achieve Member Level certification

Work for BMW Dealer 6+ months

Achieve Associate Level Certification

Complete Electrical Technology II

Complete Warranty for the Service Technician

Pass the BMW Member Test

Pass the Member Level HoA

BMW is a leader in the automotive industry and needs qualified technicians with the skills and knowledge to advance with BMW.



Please visit the links below to view exciting opportunities with a company that is searching for the best technicians in the industry.

BMW STEP
BMW STEP Connections

BMW Dealer Careers

BMWUSA.com


ARE YOU ALREADY WORKING FOR A BMW DEALER?

1. New Hire Technicians: If you are a New Hire technician and have completed all courses in the Associate level, you may take the BMW Associate Test.

ASSOCIATE LEVEL COURSES

Workshop

Technology I

Workshop

Technology II

Electrical

Technology I

Chassis

Technology I

* The Associate Level can be challenged at any time by taking the BMW Associate Test regardless of completion of the courses in this level. You must consult your dealer management before registering for this test.

Upon successful completion, you will achieve Associate Level certification. You can now enroll in Member Level courses.

2. Associate Level Technicians: When you have completed all courses in the Member Level curriculum, you can register to take the BMW Member Test.

MEMBER LEVEL COURSES

Electrical

Technology II

Chassis

Technology II

Drivetrain

Technology I

Warranty for the

Service Technician

Upon successful completion, you can enroll in the Member Hands-on Assessment (HoA). Once you have successfully completed this HoA, you can enroll in Certified Level courses.

Associate Level technicians can challenge the Member Level courses at any time when all prerequisites below have been met. Member Level challenge requirements include:

  • Employed at a BMW center for a minimum of 6 months
  • Pass the BMW Associate and BMW Member Tests and Member HoA
  • Complete the BMW Electrical Technology II course
  • Dealer management approval

Please see TMSI and consult your Service Manager for details.

3. Member Level Technicians: The Certified Level does not require a written test but still requires completing all courses in the Certified Level and passing the Certified Hands-on Assessment (HoA) at a BMW Technical Training Center.

CERTIFIED LEVEL COURSES

Electrical

Technology III

Body Systems

Technology

Drivetrain

Technology II

Once you have completed all courses and the HoA successfully, you will be eligible to enroll in Master Level courses.

4. Certified Level Technicians: When you have completed all courses in the Master Level, you enroll in the Master Hands-on Assessment (HoA) at a BMW Technical Training Center.

MASTER LEVEL COURSES

Master Electrical

Diagnosis

Master Drivetrain

Diagnosis

In addition to a successfully completing the Master HoA, ASE Certified Master Automobile Status (A1-A8) is also required. Upon completion, Master Level certification is granted.

5. Master Level Technicians: To maintain Master Level Certification, you must successfully pass the Master Hands-on Assessment (HoA) at a BMW Training Center every three years along with maintaining your ASE Certified Master Automobile Status (A1-A8).

Listed below are the ASE certifications required for BMW Master status:

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

If you are unsuccessful in passing any of the tests and/or Hands on Assessments, please examine the options below.

  • Examine your test results to identify areas of difficulty
  • Re-enroll in BMW course(s) you are having difficulties in
  • Log on to the ASE website www.ASE.com to investigate ASE resources, such as test demos and test taking tips
  • Investigate online training courses
  • Enroll in community college automotive courses
  • In-dealer training by a mentor

If you are currently employed at a BMW Center, please have your Shop Foreman or Training Coordinator contact your Regional Technical Training Manager on your behalf for remediation guidance.


BMW COLLISION REPAIR TECHNICIAN ASSESSMENT INFORMATION

BMW currently offers one test. The BMW Collision Repair Technician Assessment Test. This test is available to anyone. Below is the content included in this test.

BMW COLLISION REPAIR TECHNICIAN ASSESSMENT SPECIFICATION

Content Area

Questions In Test

Percentage Of Test

A.

Preparation

8

13%

B.

Outer Body Panel Repairs, Replacements, and Adjustments

17

28%

C.

Metal Finishing and Body Filling

10

17%

D.

Glass and Hardware

5

8%

E.

Welding, Cutting, and Removal

12

20%

F.

Plastic Repair

8

13%

Total

60

100%

INTERESTED OR ALREADY WORKING FOR A BMW CERTIFIED COLLISION REPAIR CENTER?

Two paths for Collision Repair Technicians:

As a BMW Collision Repair Technician, you will have to opportunity to achieve one or all levels of BMW Collision Repair Certification. Below you will find the various certifications offered by BMW.

BMW COLLISION REPAIR CERTIFICATION

Certified Non-Structural Level

Master Non-Structural Level

Certified Structural Level

Master Structural Level

The pre-requisites to start you on your journey to achieve any or all of the above levels is the same. The initial requirements are:

Option 1:

  • I-CAR Technician Fundamental Training consisting of the following online courses

Curriculum Taken in Order

Time

I-CAR Hybrid Vehicle Identification and Damage Analysis

1 hr

I-CAR Bolt-On Panels / Assembly Removal and Installation

45 min

I-CAR Adhesive Bonding

30 min

I-CAR Steel Panel Repair 1

45 min

I-CAR Aluminum Panel Repair

1 hr

I-CAR Composite Repair Overview

45 min

Pass BMW Collision Repair Technician Assessment Test

Option 2:

  • 3 years of experience
  • Pass BMW Collision Repair Technician Assessment Test

BMW NON-STRUCTURAL TECHNICIAN PATH

Certified Non-Structural Level: Upon completion of the requirements, you will be able to enroll in BMW Certified training. To achieve the Certified Non-Structural Certification, you must first attend all of the courses in this level.

Certified Non-Structural Level Courses

Introduction to BMW Group Technical Training

High-voltage Vehicle Body Repair

Workshop Technology I

Punching Tool Set for Bumper PDC PMA & SVC

Body Repair Level I

Steel Outer Panel Straightening Techniques

Aluminum Outer Panel Straightening Techniques

Upon completion of the level courses, you will be able to enroll in the Certified Non-Structural Level Certification Hands-on Assessment (HoA) at a BMW training center. To be awarded the Certified Non-Structural Level Certification you must:

  • Pass the Certified Non-Structural Hands-on Assessment (HoA)
  • Pass the ASE-B3 Non-Structural Analysis and Damage Repair

Master Non-Structural Level: Once you have achieved the Certified Non-Structural Certification you can enroll in the Master Non-Structural Level course. As with the Certified Non-Structural Level, a HoA must be successfully passed to achieve the Master Non-Structural Certification.

Master Non-Structural Level Courses

Master Outer Panel Straightening

Master Non-Structural Hands-on Assessment (HoA)

To retain your Master Non-Structural Certification, you must recertify the BMW Master Non-Structural HoA every 3 years and keep your ASE certifications current.

BMW STRUCTURAL TECHNICIAN PATH

Certified Structural Level: Upon completion of the initial requirements, you will be able to enroll in BMW Certified training. To achieve the Certified Structural Certification, you must first attend all of the courses in this level.

Certified Structural Level Courses

Introduction to BMW Group Technical Training

High-voltage Vehicle Body Repair

Workshop Technology I

Body Repair Level I

Bonding & Riveting Techniques

Steel Structural Repair

Upon completion of the level courses, you will be able to enroll in the Certified Structural Level Certification HoA at a BMW training center. To be awarded the Certified Structural Level Certification you must:

  • Pass the Certified Structural Hands-on Assessment (HoA)
  • Pass the ASE-B4 Structural Analysis and Damage Repair

Master Structural Level: Once you have achieved the Certified Structural Certification you can enroll in the Master Structural Level courses.

Master Structural Level Courses

I12 & I15 Front Drive Module

Aluminum Structural Repair

Carbon Fiber Structural Repair

Upon completion of the level courses, you will be able to enroll in the Certified Structural Level Certification HoA at a BMW training center. To be awarded the Certified Structural Level Certification you must:

  • Pass the Master Structural Hands-on Assessment (HoA)
  • Pass the ASE-B5 Mechanical and Electrical Components

To retain your Master Structural Certification, you must recertify the BMW Master Structural HoA every 3 years and keep your ASE certifications current.

If you are unsuccessful in passing any of the tests and/or Hands on Assessments, please examine the options below.

  • Examine your test results to identify areas of difficulty
  • Re-enroll in BMW course(s) you are having difficulties in
  • Log on to the ASE website www.ASE.com to investigate ASE resources, such as test demos and test taking tips
  • Investigate online training courses
  • Enroll in community college automotive courses
  • In-dealer training by a mentor


WHY ASE?

  • ASE is recognized by the automotive service and repair industry in the United States.
  • 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 way in which to measure the knowledge and skills of individual employees as well as the commitment to quality of the repair facility employing ASE Certified professionals.

ASE SECTION 609 REFRIGERANT RECOVERY AND RECYCLING PROGRAM

BMW technicians can now obtain their Section 609 Credential through ASE.
In order to enroll in ST1813, you must take and pass the test on the ASE website and complete WB618 in TMSi.

Please log into www.asecampus.com/bmw to register for the test. Once you have successfully passed the test, BMW will automatically award credit for ASE609 (formerly MC618) in TMSi. You will not need to submit your certificate if you obtain your Section 609 credential through the ASE link above. Enrollment into ST1813 Instructor led course will now be possible.


FAQ

If you have never registered for an ASE test, visit https://my.ase.com/ and select the Create myASE Account link. You will then be prompted to provide information about yourself to set up your account.

If you have already created a myASE account, then:

  1. Log in to your myASE account.
  2. Select Company-Assigned ID.
  3. Select the Add Company-Assigned ID button.
  4. For current BMW dealer employees, select BMW from the Company drop-down menu, enter your current BMW S-Gate ID or BMW DealerSpeed ID, and then select Submit. For BMW internal employees, enter your current BMW Q Number.
  5. Select the Profile tab to review your information and check on your release status. Confirm that your information is correct.
  6. Select the "Release my ASE status to others" checkbox and then select the Submit button.

Creating a myASE account is simple. Making sure you have your BMW Id on file and Release = OK is not always as simple.

  1. Log in to your myASE account.
  2. Select Store link.
  3. Select the checkbox(s) for the ASE Certification Test(s) and/or BMW Training Test for which you wish to register.
  4. After going through several prompts, you can schedule your appointment. If you have multiple tests to schedule, you may also select the "Select All" checkbox.
  5. Then you can Find the Test Center that is most convenient for you and select the Schedule an Appointment link to find available locations.
  6. Once you have scheduled your test appointments you will be directed to an Appointment Confirmation page where you should see the correct date/time for your ASE Certification test(s) and/or BMW Training Test. Select either the Print Registration Ticket button to print your registration ticket, or select Continue to complete the registration process.
  • Certification Tests, BMW Assessments (except L1, L2, and L3): $50 each
  • Advanced Level Tests (L1, L2, and L3): $100 each
  • Recertification Tests (except L1, L2, and L3): $50 each. Recertification Tests fees are capped at $150, so the most anyone would pay to recertify in a single order is $184 – no matter how many recertification tests are purchased.
  • Registration Fee: $34 per order
  • Military Tactical Wheeled Vehicles (TWV) Test Fees: $80 each
  • ASE is required to collect sales tax on applicable purchases in AR, AZ, CA, CO, HI, MD, ME, NC, NE, NJ, NM, NY, OH, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA and WV.

Need Help?

If at any point you have trouble during the registration process for your ASE Certification test(s) or BMW Training Tests, email us at contactus@ase.com, 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 you may have.

ASE Contact information

Phone
1-800-390-6789

Email
contactus@ase.com

Mailing
National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence
1503 Edwards Ferry Rd., NE Suite 401
Leesburg, VA 20176