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 Milllman
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

AUTOMOBILE

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

COLLISON REPAIR & REFINISH

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

MEDIUM/HEAVY TRUCK

Brakes Diesel Engines
Electrical/Electronic Systems
Steering & Suspension

Testing Windows

There are two test windows each school/academic year, as follows:

FALL

August 1 - January 31

SPRING

March 1 - June 30

Resources

How to Get Started

Technical requirements
Exam Policies
Purchase Order Form
User Manual/Batch Import Instructions
Interpreting Results & Technical Data

Entry-Level Task Lists

Auto Task List – Individual Tests
Auto Task List – MLR & AST
Collision Task List
Truck Task List

Program Info

Order Insignias
Sample Questions
Sample Certificate

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