90 Days to Take Your Test
ASE testing is available year-round. 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 country. You should schedule appointments for all tests as soon as possible. If you do not complete testing within 90 days, the untaken tests will expire and you will forfeit your fees.
Separate Registration and Test Fees
To register, you (or your employer) select the tests you want to take, and pay for those tests. If this is the first time you are purchasing tests in the current registration window, you are charged a $36 per person registration fee, in addition to the test fee ($45 each for most tests.) If you (or your employer) have already paid the registration fee during the current registration window, then you can register for additional tests and only pay the additional test fee. You can view the complete list of tests and fees here.
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.
Three-Day Grace Period
If you purchase a test or make an appointment and then change your mind, you have three days from the date a test was purchased or from the date an appointment was scheduled, to cancel without penalty in most cases. Additional details and conditions are listed below. To avoid forfeiting your fees, all changes must be made at least three days prior to your scheduled appointment.
30-Day Wait Period
If you take an ASE test and receive a “Pass” or “Fail” test result, you must wait 30 full days before you can purchase and schedule the same test again.
There are no refunds or credits for a missed testing appointment. If you miss your appointment or arrive late, the test is scored as "No Show", and all fees are forfeited. You can register for that same test again, but you must pay the test fee again. To re-purchase a missed test, you must wait until the official “No Show” test result is posted to myASE. When re-purchasing a missed recertification test during the same registration window, the recertification test fee cap does not apply. You must pay the recertification test fee again. If a missed test was purchased during a previous registration window, a new registration fee will apply.
Testing Appointments Required
All ASE certification tests are delivered at nearly 500 secure, proctored test centers through ASE’s testing partner Prometric. 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. You should schedule appointments for all tests as soon as possible. If you are taking more than one test, you can group them together into a single appointment, or spread them out over several appointments. The day, time, and grouping is up to you.
To make an appointment at a Prometric test center, log in to myASE or call Prometric at 877-346-9327. If you plan to test at a Prometric Satellite test center, you must call the center directly to schedule your appointment. You can find the test centers near you by using our test center locator.
Plan to arrive 30 minutes before your scheduled appointment to allow enough time to park, find the test center office, and for check-in. Late arrivals may be turned away by the test center staff. If a test cannot be taken because of arriving late, all fees are forfeited.
Bring Your Photo ID / Important Security Information
You are required to present a valid, unexpired government-issued photo ID in good condition and in its original form that includes your photo and signature. An expired ID or a photo or paper copy of an ID will not be accepted. The name on your ASE record must match the name as it appears on your primary ID. You must present a valid driver's license, passport book, state ID, national ID, or military ID. If you are a student, a current school ID is acceptable. A valid Canadian permanent resident card or health care card is acceptable if you are testing in Canada. If you are testing outside of your country of citizenship, you must present a valid passport book. If either a photo or signature is missing from your primary ID, an additional form of ID that includes the missing element is required. An original social security card is acceptable as a secondary ID to confirm your signature only. A valid, original permanent resident card or passport card is acceptable as a secondary ID for the photo requirement only. If you do not bring acceptable and valid forms of ID, or your identity cannot be verified due to an illegible or damaged ID, you will not be allowed to test and fees are forfeited.
All other personal items, including cell phones, electronic devices, watches and other jewelry, keys, wallets, medications, food, drinks, etc. must be placed in an assigned locker, so please limit what you bring with you to the test center. No jewelry is allowed in the testing room, other than wedding bands and engagement rings. Bracelets, necklaces, earrings, headbands, hair clips, neck ties, etc. must be removed and stored in your locker. If you need tissues, the test center will provide them.
You will be asked to pull up your pants legs and sleeves and turn your pockets inside-out. You will be screened with a hand-held metal detector. You will be asked to remove your eyeglasses for visual inspection. Wedding bands and engagement rings are also visually inspected. This screening process is repeated every time you return from a break. Please note that the same security procedures apply to everyone taking tests at Prometric centers, regardless of the type of test - automotive, medical, business, or education. If you do not comply with the directions of the test center staff and Prometric security regulations, you will not be allowed to test and will forfeit your fees.
Reference Information Used on the L1, L2 and L3 Tests
If you are taking an L1 or L2 Advanced Level test (regular or recertification), you should download copies of the Test Information and Composite Vehicle booklets here and become familiar with the content prior to your test date. You will be provided with a printed copy of the Composite Vehicle Booklet at the test center.
If you are taking the L3 Advanced Level test, you should download a copy of the Test Information Booklet here and become familiar with the Hybrid Test Reference information. You will not receive a hard copy of the booklet at the test center. Instead, the document will be available as an electronic pop-up during the test.
If you wish to change your test date or time, you must first cancel the existing appointment before you can schedule a new one. No changes are allowed within 3 days of your scheduled appointment.
To make changes, use the Cancel Appointment option in myASE. myASE is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can also call Prometric at 877-346-9327 for assistance by phone.
There are no refunds or credits for a missed appointment. If you miss your appointment or arrive late, the test is scored as “No Show”, and all fees are forfeited.
In the event of severe weather or disaster, we may need to cancel your appointment. If this happens, Prometric will attempt to contact you by telephone and/or e-mail. If there is a possibility of severe weather and you are in doubt, call Prometric at 877-346-9327, or the local test center at the phone number listed on your Registration Ticket. If the test center is open, it is your responsibility to keep the appointment. If the test center is closed, your tests will be rescheduled at your earliest convenience, without any additional fee.
Test Center Problems
On rare occasions, technical difficulties may occur at the test center. Every effort will be made to correct those problems as soon as possible. In most cases, you will be able to resume your test where you stopped, with no reduction in the testing time. If the problem cannot be corrected within 30 minutes, you can reschedule your appointment to another day, without any additional fee. If a test is rescheduled, you must take the entire test over from the beginning. There are no refunds or any other compensation for any expenses or losses associated with any case where tests cannot be administered as scheduled. A rescheduled appointment is the only remedy available.
Test Results & Score Report
Your detailed score report is emailed to you immediately after you finish your test. You may also request a printed copy at the test center. Test results may also be viewed and printed in myASE within 3 days of the test in most cases.
If you wish to cancel a test, you must first cancel any existing appointment for that test, and then cancel the test itself. Use the Cancel Test option in myASE, or call Prometric at 877-346-9327. The web is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you are within 3 days of your testing appointment, you cannot cancel the appointment or test.
You can only cancel tests for which you paid. If you cancel a test within 3 days of purchase, you will receive a refund. Otherwise, you will receive a credit that can be used to pay for other ASE certification tests and fees. A credit is valid for the remainder of the 90 days from the original test purchase date and must be used by the expiration date shown in myASE.
Test Takers with Disabilities
ASE provides appropriate and reasonable testing accommodations for candidates with a documented professional diagnosis at no additional cost under the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). If you wish to take ASE tests with testing accommodations, you must submit your request and wait until your testing accommodations are approved before you register and schedule an appointment. The process is fully explained here. Note that English as a second language does not qualify as a disability under the ADA.
ASE does not offer bilingual tests, but an English-Spanish glossary of technical terms can be accessed on each question in all tests by clicking a button on the computer screen.
Release of Test Results & Certification Status
If your employer or school paid for your test, they will be able to view the pass/fail/no-show test result, but not the specific test score. If you paid for the test yourself, only you can see the pass/fail/no-show test result, in addition to the specific test score. You can reprint a score report in myASE at any time.
ASE does reserve the right to confirm whether you do or do not hold ASE certifications and in which areas. This is information about only those tests that you have passed - basically, it is the same information that is on your wall display certificate. If you do not want ASE to share this information with anyone else, you can opt out by unchecking the box labeled “Release my ASE status to others” in your profile in myASE. If you do so, ASE will not release your certification status to your employer, OEM, or other group or individual. This may prevent you from being reimbursed for tests, participating in recognition programs, accessing service information, etc.
Notice to Organizations Using the ASE Examinations
The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) has developed these certification examinations expressly for use in the context of voluntary certification of vehicle service professionals, and all future revisions and refinements will be made in that context. ASE expressly disclaims any responsibility for the actions of organizations or entities which decide to use ASE examinations in any context other than ASE's voluntary certification of vehicle service professionals.
The Institute reserves the right to cancel any test score, bar participation in the ASE Program, or revoke certification if ASE has any reason to question the validity of a test score, suspect misconduct at the Test Center, suspect an individual of creating or presenting fraudulent ASE certificates, score reports, or other credentials, or suspect the reporting of fraudulent registration information.
Terms & Conditions May Change
These terms and conditions are subject to change without notice. By registering for ASE certification tests and/or scheduling testing appointments, you agree to these terms. If you enter a registration or schedule an appointment on behalf of someone else, you certify that each person registered or scheduled accepts these terms as well.
If you have any questions about ASE's computer-based testing format, click here. For other questions about ASE, view the Frequently Asked Questions. You may also call Prometric at 877-346-9327, or send an e-mail to email@example.com.