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Why ASE Certification Matters


Get Certified – Get Ahead

Whatever your goals may be, adding ASE certifications to your resume is a great way to advance your career. Becoming accredited by ASE can help ensure that you’re ready to work on today’s cars, trucks and SUVs.

ASE certification is a special title given out by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) to qualifying technicians. The ASE offers over 40 tests in areas such as cars and light trucks; school and transit buses; medium and heavy-duty trucks; collision repair; and truck equipment. The tests are written by a panel of automotive industry professionals to ensure that there is no bias toward any specific vehicle or manufacturer.

By testing and certifying automotive technicians, ASE works to improve the quality of service and vehicle repair. Technicians can become ASE-certified by passing an exam that focuses on the skills needed in everyday situations and by having at least two years of on-the-job experience or a two-year auto repair degree plus one year of job experience. To retain their certification, ASE-certified professionals have to pass a test every five years to ensure they are keeping up with the latest trends and technologies.

Advantages of Certification

From getting an advantage in a competitive job market to getting that coveted promotion, getting ASE certifications are an investment in your career.

Stand Out to Employers
Becoming ASE-certified in different areas is an ideal way to separate yourself from the competition when searching for a job. ASE certifications instantly tell a hiring manager that you have the qualifications to step into the repair shop and make an immediate impact.

Opens Doors
ASE certifications can help expand your career opportunities in an existing job. When you take the initiative to become accredited, you show your employer that you’re committed to the job and are worth investing in with both promotions and raises.

Helps You Stay Current
In the course of studying for an ASE exam, you’ll learn the latest techniques and advances in auto repair which will help you in the repair bay. Having this knowledge can help you work more efficiently, helping you take on more repair jobs for more billable hours.

Instills Confidence in Customers
When customers see the ASE patch on your uniform, it gives them confidence that you’re qualified to work on their vehicle. And in turn, having an ASE certification gives you the confidence that you can handle whatever job rolls into the shop.

Prepare With Training From Garage Gurus®

Let the master trainers of Garage Gurus help you get ready for your ASE certification test. From online courses to onsite workshops, Garage Gurus can help you help you attain the ASE certifications you need to get ahead in your career.


The Garage Gurus eLearning Program offers technicians ASE test preparation in convenient online classes that fit your busy schedule. You can take Garage Gurus eLearning ASE test prep courses on any device with an Internet connection; use a desktop computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone to learn. The eLearning Program offers a variety of ASE test prep courses:

In addition, you’ll find test preparation courses for the P2 Parts Specialist and C1 Service Consultant ASE certifications.


ASE test preparation workshops give you the opportunity to learn directly from a Garage Gurus master trainer. These four-hour workshops at one of the 12 Garage Gurus technical support centers will give you the knowledge you need to earn your ASE accreditation. Sign up for a class today. Onsite courses are offered in:

  • A1 Engine Repair
  • A2 Automatic Transmissions & Transaxles
  • A3 Manual Drivetrains and Axles
  • A4 Suspension & Steering
  • A5 Brakes
  • A6 Electricity & Electronics
  • A7 Heating & Air Conditioning
  • A8 Engine Performance
  • A9 Light Vehicle Diesel Engines

The content contained in this article is for informational purposes only and should not be used in lieu of seeking professional advice from a certified technician or mechanic. We encourage you to consult with a certified technician or mechanic if you have specific questions or concerns relating to any of the topics covered herein. Under no circumstances will we be liable for any loss or damage caused by your reliance on any content.