The ASE Entry-Level Certification test system will be down for scheduled maintenance between 2/22/2021 and 2/28/2021.
Questions? Call 800-362-0544 or send an email to
“The U.S. Department of Labor Statistics projects a 7 percent increase in employment for service technicians and mechanics nationwide from 2014 to 2024, a lack of qualified technicians could prevent these jobs from being filled.”
July 10, 2017 by Ethan Millman
The Denver Post
The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Entry-Level certification tests are designed to indicate a satisfactory level of practical knowledge-based readiness for the workforce in candidates seeking a career in the automotive service industry. ASE Entry-Level certification tests are available for the Automobile, Collision Repair/Refinish and M/H Truck segments (series). ASE Entry-level certification is the first step in building career credentials as an automotive service professional.

Certification Pathway

ASE Entry-Level Tests


  • Automatic Transmission/Transaxle
  • Automobile Service Technology
  • Brakes
  • Electrical/Electronic Systems
  • Engine Performance
  • Engine Repair
  • Heating and Air Conditioning
  • Maintenance and Light Repair
  • Manual Drive Train and Axles
  • Suspension and Steering


  • Mechanical and Electrical
  • Non-structural Analysis and Damage Repair
  • Painting and Refinishing
  • Structural Analysis and Damage Repair


  • Brakes
  • Diesel Engines
  • Electrical/Electronic Systems
  • Suspension & Steering
  • Inspection Maintenance & Minor Repair


Non-Accredited Schools/Programs ASE Accredited Schools/Programs
Seat License (per user) $45.00 $40.00
Site License 30 - user $1,290.00 $1,140.00
50 - user $2,100.00 $1,850.00
100 - user $4,100.00 $3,600.00
200 - user $8,000.00 $7,000.00
ASE is required to collect sales tax on applicable purchases in
AZ, CO, HI, NJ, NM, NY, OH, SC, SD, TX, VA, WA, and WV.
Questions? Call 800-362-0544 or send an email to

ASE developed the Entry-Level Certification program in partnership
with the ASE Education Foundation and SkillsUSA.