“The U.S. Department of Labor Statistics projects a 7 percent increase in employment for automotive service technicians and mechaCertified Entry-level Techniciannics 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) Certified Entry-level Technician program is an entry-level certification designed to validate skills for the workforce and candidates seeking a career in the Automotive Industry in the areas of Automobile Service, Collision Repair & Refinishing and Medium/Heavy Truck. The ASE Certified Entry-level Technician validates students to have the skills to further their career in the Automotive Industry, whether they are training in secondary, post-secondary or entering the workforce and working toward the ASE Certified Professional Certification.

ASE Certified Entry-level Technician

Candidates training in secondary, post-secondary or entering the workforce can have the opportunity to earn the ASE Certification right in the classroom through a secure computer-based testing (CBT) or Internet Based Testing (IBT) with an authorized proctor. Candidates will receive immediate results and have the ability to print their own electronic certificate.


Automatic Transmission/Transaxle
Automobile Service Technology
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
Steering & Suspension

The National Institute for Automotive Excellence (ASE) developed the certification exams in partnership with Automotive Youth Educational Systems (AYES), National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF), and Automotive Training Managers Council.


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


August 1 - January 31


March 1 - June 30

Order Tests Online

Pay With Credit Card or Purchase Order

Site administrators and instructors in schools with active accounts can now use a credit card or purchase order to order 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.

ASE Certification Program