ASE Computer Test Format Revised

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LEESBURG, Va. — The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) has revised the format for the computer ASE certification test to help comprehension and speed up the process.

The changes will be effective at Prometric Inc. test sites starting Aug. 1.

The test questions will look the same as before, the NIASE said, but several features have been revised/enhanced, including:

  • Text highlighting and answer strike-out options, helping test takers note important details and rule out known incorrect answers;
  • A progress bar showing the percentage of questions completed, to help with pacing; and
  • Answer boxes that change color when selected, allowing at-a-glance confirmation of the answer chosen
"We want to bring our ASE certification candidates the best in new testing technology," said ASE President and CEO Tim Zilke.

"The new platform makes testing more intuitive than ever before, allowing the test taker to more easily focus on the questions and answers."

An online demo of the updated platform can be viewed at

Prometric is a test development and delivery provider to more than 350 organizations worldwide, including the NIASE. Prometric maintains hundreds of testing sites across the U.S.

Leesburg-based NIASE is a non-profit that coordinates voluntary testing and certification of automotive technicians and parts specialists. The organization states there are more than 250,000 ASE-certified professionals at work in the U.S. auto repair industry.

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