Every ASE Certification test, including recertification versions, is delivered in an easy-to-use computer format. This represents a total of 52 certification tests across 13 specialty areas. Even better, this extensive test line-up is offered to you all year-round!

Registration and Testing

Winter Registration
January 10 - March 31

Spring Registration
April 10 - June 30

Summer Registration
July 10 - September 30

Fall Registration
October 10 - December 31

Testing

Testing Dates: ASE testing is available year-round.

Tests Offered: All Certification and Recertification Tests

Testing Period: 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 the nearly 500 Prometric test centers across the United States and Canada.

Testing Appointments: When registering online with myASE, you also need to schedule your own appointment date and time. With myASE, you can choose testing appointments across several weeks of test dates and times to best suit your busy lifestyle. You can take ASE tests during the day, in the evening, or on weekends, subject to test center availability. Schedule your tests as early as possible, as appointment times fill up quickly. If you register by telephone, you can register and schedule your tests at the same time.

Fees

Initial Certification Test Fees

  • Registration Fee: $34, paid with each order.
  • Test Fees (other than those specified below): $47 each
  • Advanced Level Test Fees (L1, L2, and L3): $94 each
  • Military Tactical Wheeled Vehicles (TWV) Test Fees: $74 each

Recertification Test Fees

  • Registration Fee: $34, paid with each order.
  • Test Fees (other than those specified below): $47 each
  • Advanced Level Test Fees (L1R, L2R, and L3R): $94 each
  • You may purchase as many recertification tests as you want in an order, but we cap the cost of your tests at $141. So, the most anyone would pay to recertify in a single order is $175—no matter how many recertification tests are purchased.
  • ASE Renewal App: For those certified in A1-A9, you may subscribe to the ASE Renewal App for $48/year to get one question per area per month, sent to your mobile device, to recertify and keep your credentials current. Visit www.ASERenewalApp.com for more details.

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Non-Certification Test Fees

  • Registration Fee: $34, paid with each order.
  • BMW Associate Assessment Test: $47 each
  • BMW Member Assessment Test: $47 each
  • Volvo Certified Level Test: $94 each

Test Times

* Note that ASE Certification tests usually include ten additional research questions that are not counted for score. You will not be told which questions these are, so you should answer every question. No research questions are added to Recertification Tests. You are only eligible to take the Recertification Test when you have previously passed the corresponding initial Certification Test.

ASE Computer Based Tests

Certification Tests

Recertification Tests

Test

Name

Number of questions*

Testing time

Number of questions

Testing time

Automobile / Light Truck Tests

A1

Engine Repair

60

1¼ hours

25

30 min.

A2

Automatic Transmission / Transaxle

60

1¼ hours

25

30 min.

A3

Manual Drive Train and Axles

50

1 hour

20

30 min.

A4

Suspension and Steering

50

1 hour

20

30 min.

A5

Brakes

55

1¼ hours

23

30 min.

A6

Electrical / Electronic Systems

60

1½ hours

25

45 min.

A7

Heating and Air Conditioning

60

1¼ hours

25

30 min.

A8

Engine Performance

60

1¼ hours

25

45 min.

A9

Light Vehicle Diesel Engines

60

1¼ hours

25

30 min.

Collision & Refinishing Tests

B2

Painting and Refinishing

65

1½ hours

28

45 min.

B3

Non-structural Analysis & Damage Repair

65

1½ hours

28

45 min.

B4

Structural Analysis & Damage Repair

60

1¼ hours

25

30 min.

B5

Mechanical / Electrical Components

60

1¼ hours

25

30 min.

B6

Damage Analysis and Estimating

60

1¼ hours

25

30 min.

Service Consultant Test

C1

Automobile Service Consultant

60

1¼ hours

25

30 min

Truck Equipment Tests

E1

Truck Equipment Installation & Repair

55

1¼ hours

23

30 min.

E2

Electrical / Electronic Systems

60

1¼ hours

25

30 min.

E3

Auxiliary Power Systems

55

1¼ hours

23

30 min.

Alternate Fuels Test

F1

Compressed Natural Gas Vehicles

65

1½ hours

28

45 min.

Maintenance and Light Repair Test

G1

Auto Maintenance and Light Repair

65

1½ hours

28

45 min.

Transit Bus Tests

H1

Compressed Natural Gas Engines

60

1¼ hours

25

30 min.

H2

Diesel Engines

60

1¼ hours

25

30 min.

H3

Drive Train

50

1 hour

20

30 min.

H4

Brakes

60

1¼ hours

25

30 min.

H5

Suspension and Steering

55

1¼ hours

23

30 min.

H6

Electrical / Electronic Systems

60

1½ hours

25

45 min.

H7

Heating, Ventilation, & A/C

50

1¼ hours

20

45 min.

H8

Preventive Maintenance & Inspection

60

1¼ hours

25

30 min.

Advanced Level Tests

L1

Advanced Engine Performance

60

2½ hours

50

2¼ hours

L2

Electronic Diesel Engine Diagnosis

45

2 hours

45

2 hours

L3

Light Duty Hybrid/Electric Vehicle

55

2 hours

n/a

n/a

Parts Specialist Tests

P1

M/H Truck Parts Specialist

80

1½ hours

36

45 min.

P2

Automobile Parts Specialist

85

1½ hours

38

45 min.

P4

General Motors Parts Consultant

75

1½ hours

33

45 min.

School Bus Tests

S1

Body Systems & Special Equipment

60

1¼ hours

25

30 min.

S2

Diesel Engines

65

1½ hours

28

45 min.

S3

Drive Train

50

1 hour

20

30 min.

S4

Brakes

60

1¼ hours

25

30 min.

S5

Suspension and Steering

60

1¼ hours

25

30 min.

S6

Electrical / Electronic Systems

55

1½ hours

23

45 min.

S7

A/C Systems and Controls

50

1 hour

20

30 min

Medium/Heavy Truck Tests

T1

Gasoline Engines

60

1¼ hours

25

30 min.

T2

Diesel Engines

65

1½ hours

28

45 min.

T3

Drive Train

50

1 hour

20

30 min.

T4

Brakes

60

1¼ hours

25

30 min.

T5

Suspension & Steering

60

1¼ hours

25

30 min.

T6

Electrical/Electronic Systems

60

1½ hours

25

45 min.

T7

Heating, Ventilation, & Air Conditioning (HVAC) Systems

50

1 hour

20

30 min.

T8

Preventative Maintenance Inspection (PMI)

60

1¼ hours

25

30 min.

Specialty Test

X1

Exhaust Systems

50

1 hour

20

30 min.

Military Tactical Wheeled Vehicle Tests

Note: These tests are in the introductory stage. Initial tests are double length and time.

MIL2

Diesel Engines

40

1¼ hours

n/a

n/a

MIL6

Electrical / Electronic Systems

40

1¼ hours

n/a

n/a

Non-Certification Tests

BMW1

Associate Level Assessment

60

1¼ hours

n/a

n/a

BMW2

Member Level Assessment

60

1¼ hours

n/a

n/a

VOL1

Volvo Certified Level Test

80

2 hours

n/a

n/a