Step 1: Decide on an ASE course or specialty and earn hands on requirements
The first step in becoming ASE certified is knowing which ASE test series you’d like to earn your ASE certification in. There are two parts to earning your ASE certification. The first part, would be successfully passing the ASE certification exam for the specialty/series you choose. The second, is proving to ASE that you’ve have hands-on work experience. Another option to earn substitute credit for the experience requirements by completing another source of formal training and can simply fill out ASE’s proof of experience worksheet, and submit it to ASE for a response. If gaining experience is an issue try reaching out to local ASE certified shops (link to ASE certified shops page) to see if they have an apprentice programs or intern positions.
The requirements for hands on experience vary for each series type:
• Repair Technician – 1, 2, or 3 years
• Parts Specialist – 2 years
• Collision Damage Estimator – 2 years
• Service Consultant – 2 years
Open registration is available for all exams without any restrictions. There are three ASE certifications which require proof of experience before you are allowed to take the exam.
Step 2: Getting ASE certified means studying hard!
You’re motivated and already selected the series and certification (list of ASE certifications) you’d like to earn, now the fun part, preparing for the exam. Luckily there are plenty of formats when it comes ASE study materials. Options vary from digital ASE study guides, study guide books, practice tests and more. ASE certification task lists provide a great overview of the required knowledge that’s expected to be on the certification going to exam using the task list for the appropriate exam and the finding the right study guide.
Know your ASE Study Guides before you buy
The official ASE website does offer a “Free study guides: However these are not the full study guides offer a study task lists and example test questions. In order to successfully study for the ASE certification exam detailed information covering technical aspects are needed and available through the ASE study guides below:
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Take at least one ASE Practice Test
-Find your points of weakness before taking the actual exam
-Get comfortable with the format of the ASE certification test questions and increase your passing rate
-Don’t let panic settle in during the tests.
Step 3: ASE Test Registration
Once you’re confident you can tackle the ASE exam, select a date and register to get ASE certified. Test registration is through logging into the myASE website. You must create a profile by logging in or calling Prometric testing centers at 1-877-346-9327. Registrations to a testing window is year around, however this does not mean you can wait to register. Once purchase you must schedule your exam at one of the testing centers within 90 days. If you do not register within 90 days there will have to re-registration is available