LEESBURG, Va. — The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) has expanded the range of automobile certifications tests offered with Spanish-language translations to include all the tests it offers.
The Spanish-translation option, which started in December 2020, now applies to all of the auto series, including A1, A2, A3, A7 and A8, ASE President and CEO Tim Zilke said, with the light-duty diesel test (A9) to be added later.
"As Spanish-speaking professional service technicians enter the workforce, it is important that ASE continues to meet their needs when it pertains to testing and certification," Mr. Zilke said, without quantifying the demand for the Spanish-language option.
The ASE's Spanish-language translation option started with the A4, A5, A6 and G1 tests.
No special registration procedures are needed to access the Spanish translations because they are built into the ASE test-delivery screen. Candidates who wish to view the translated version of a question can access it via a button provided on screen.
All ASE tests will continue to have a searchable English-to-Spanish glossary of technical terms that can be helpful to resolve dialectal differences. In addition, anyone for whom English is a second language may bring a standard, published English-to-foreign language dictionary to use at the test center.