Leesburg, Virginia – Feb. 6, 2023 – Businesses looking to hire entry-level vehicle service employees should ask if potential hires have earned ASE Entry-Level certification. By earning this first-step certification, prospective employees are indicating to employers that they have a substantial level of practical, knowledge-based readiness for the workforce.

“For students, ASE Entry-Level certification is a gateway to a career as a service professional, demonstrating to employers their potential to become a high-performing employee. Employers can be confident they are hiring someone who is knowledgeable and can hit the ground running as an entry-level employee,” said Tim Zilke, ASE president and CEO. “Hiring ASE Entry-Level certified employees also shows customers a commitment to service excellence, giving repair facilities an advantage in the marketplace.”

ASE Entry-Level certification tests are available for the automobile, collision repair/refinish and medium/heavy duty truck segments. ASE Entry-level certification is the first step in building career credentials as a service professional. The tests are intended for students in career and technical programs and are a predictable gauge for future success with ASE professional-level certifications.

“Students who are committed to earning ASE Entry-Level certification are career candidates who are showing their future employers that they are committed to careers in the transportation industry,” said Zilke. “These employees are also more likely to continue to take ASE certification tests to expand their areas of expertise, making them more valuable workers to a business.”

For more information about ASE Entry-Level certifications, visit www.ase.com/entry-level.

About the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

Established in 1972 as a non-profit organization, the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) is a driving force in the transportation industry. As an independent third party, ASE upholds and promotes high standards of service and repair through the assessment, certification and credentialing of current and future industry professionals, and the prestigious ASE Blue Seal logo identifies professionals who possess the essential knowledge and skills to perform with excellence.

Today, there are approximately 220,000 ASE Certified professionals at work in dealerships, independent shops, collision repair shops, auto parts stores, fleets, schools and colleges throughout the country. ASE offers three options for testing and recertification: in-person testing conducted days, nights and weekends at more than 450 secured, proctored Prometric test centers; the ASE renewal app for recertification of unexpired automobile certifications (A1-A9); and ProProctor remote testing for online recertification of all ASE tests, excluding L1 and L2. For more information about ASE, visit www.ase.com.