ASE Certification Costs

The real cost of getting ASE certified 

Well, you've decided to take the ASE certification exam - great! Now, let's consider your different ASE certification costs, which include:

  • ASE registration fees 
  • ASE test prep materials 
  • ASE classes 

ASE registration fees

Your initial registration fee is $36, and you only have to pay the fee once for every three-month window in which you register for tests. The ASE certification tests are $39 dollars each, except for the advanced level certification tests (L1, L2 and L3), which are $78 each. The corresponding recertification tests cost the same amount, but the test fees cap out at $117, no matter how many recertification tests you take. So the most anyone would pay to recertify in a single registration window is $153—no matter how many recertification tests are taken. Below are example registration fees for a first-time test-taker.

Item

Cost

ASE Test Registration Fee

$36.00

A1 – Engine Certification exam fee

 

$39.00

A2 – Suspension and Steering Certification exam fee

 

$39.00

A5 – Brakes Certification exam fee

 

$39.00

L1 – Advanced Engine exam fee

 

$78.00

Total ASE Registration Cost

 

$231.00

Cost of ASE test prep materials

When calculating the total cost of earning your ASE certification it's important to take into account the cost of ASE Test Prep Materials. On average, each ASE study guide should run around $20-30 dollars, depending on the series and the ceritifcation. It's really important to find a study guide that is detailed and up to date.   

ASE Study Guide

Cost

A1 – Engine Certification Study Guide Ebook and Practice Test

 

$25.95 + $9.99

A2 – Suspension and Steering Certification Study Guide Ebook and Practice Test

 

$25.95 + $9.99

A5 – Brakes Certification Study Guide Ebook and Practice Test

 

$25.95 + $9.99

L1 – Advanced Engine Study Guide Ebook and Practice Test (Updated Feb 2016)

 

$27.95 + $9.99

 

 

Total

 

$145.76

 

The total cost for the examples provided above is $363.76 (The figure following is for example purposes; every test taker's ASE certification costs will vary).