LEESBURG, Va. (Aug. 24, 2010) — The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) has agreed to partner with testing services provider Prometric Inc. to begin transitioning ASE certification tests to a computer-based format by 2012.
The move represents only the second time ASE has changed testing partners in its 38-year history, the organization said.
The last written test will be offered in November 2011. ASE testing currently is offered in both computer and written formats.
“We are pleased to announce our new partnership with Prometric,” said ASE President and CEO Tim Zilke. “We've been working extremely hard to find the right testing partner who could deliver ASE tests in a computer format at a price comparable to our traditional paper-and-pencil testing, and Prometric is that partner. We're also grateful for the outstanding support we've received over the years from testing partner ACT.”
Baltimore-based Prometric is a global provider and pioneer of computer-based testing and assessment solutions.
“Working closely with Prometric will allow us to make a number of significant enhancements to our testing program as we move toward an all-computer format,” Mr. Zilke said, adding that ASE will disclose more details on the benefits to test takers as it moves forward with the transition.