ASE Student Certification can be thought of as the first step in building a career as a service professional in the automotive industry. Whether marking the completion of career-entry studies in automotive technology, collision repair and refinishing, or medium/heavy-duty trucks, these tests can provide the student with their first industry-recognized certification through the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence.

NEW FOR 2014-2015
In a continuing effort to meet the evolving needs of education and industry, ASE and the sponsoring organizations have implemented significant changes for 2014-2015.

Expanded Test Windows

  • Fall Test Window Open: August 15, 2014 - January 31, 2015
  • Spring Test Window Open: March 15 - June 15, 2015

Order Tests Online
Site administrators and instructors in schools with active accounts can now use a credit card to order more tests online. Schools that have not tested previously must establish an account by placing an initial order using the order form link provided on this home page.

Batch Uploading Students
An optional batch upload utility is being provided to the site administrator. Please carefully review the instructions for using the batch upload to prevent duplication of student records.

A single $30 fee per student, per academic year, allows the student to take any or all tests in a test series twice each year – once in the Fall and once in the Spring. Fall tests can be designated as a pretest for pre- and post-test score reporting.

IMPORTANT! - The Automobile Service Technology (AS) test is being offered for the first time this test window and will not be instantly scored. Complete score reports and certificates will be available before the end of the testing window.

The initial test form contains 140 questions. Of these, only 80 will count towards the final score and reported on the student score report. Since the extra questions are not identified, candidates should answer every question to the best of their ability. Sufficient time should be scheduled to allow for 140 questions. While ASE suggests that 2½ hours should be enough for most students, the system clock allows three hours to complete the test. Once launched, the test must be completed in one sitting.


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


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


  • Diesel Engines
  • Electrical/Electronic Systems
  • Brakes
  • Steering & Suspension

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  • July 1 – August 14
  • February 1 – March 14

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