ASE Certified

ASE was created in 1972 to assist consumers in determining whether a mechanic was competent or not. Through testing and certification, ASE's goal is to improve the services offered by mechanics to consumers. Approximately 400,000 mechanics are ASE certified.

ASE has more than 40 exams that are offered to prospective candidates. These tests are categorized by automobile, trucks, school bus, engine machinists, parts specialists, alternate fuels technician, collision damage estimators, collision repair and auto service consultants. The candidate must pass at least one test and provide proof of two years of related experience to achieve ASE certification. Upon receiving this certification, the technician is required to retest every five years.

ASE certification provides motorists with the benefit of choosing the right professional for the job. Generally, an ASE certified mechanic is skillful in his field, as being ASE certified equips him with the intellectual knowledge he needs to be successful. It's a win-win situation for him and the consumer.

Upon passing all required tests, the mechanic receives her ASE certification and a blue and white badge listing her area of expertise. Employers post the mechanic's credentials in the customer lobby plus a sign displaying ASE certification on the property. ASE's premier Blue Seal of Excellence Recognition Program is offered to repair and service shops with a high commitment to ASE's mission. This program highlights businesses with a high percentage of ASE-certified technicians. ASE recognizes businesses that are committed to improving their establishment.