The ability to purchase additional (new) test credits for the 2019-2020 academic year has been disabled. All test credits for the 2019-2020 academic year must be used before SEPTEMBER 30, 2020. Unused test credits will NOT be carried forward to next year and refunds will not be issued. To read more, click here .
β€œThe 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.