LEESBURG, Va. — The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) has introduced a remote testing option for ASE recertification tests.
Through its partnership with Prometric, ASE will now offer the ProProctor remote testing option as a recertification solution.
Available for all ASE recertification tests, excluding L1 and L2 tests, the ProProctor testing option allows those service professionals looking to recertify their ASE certifications to do so without having to go to a test center.
The tests need to be scheduled in advance but can be taken at any time. The test takers will be continuously monitored by multiple live proctors during the testing process, the ASE said.
Proctors will never have access to test content, which minimizes the exposure of the test questions, the ASE said, adding that Prometric has the tools, systems and processes in place to ensure the privacy of the test takers' personal data.
Service professionals now have the choice of taking their recertification tests in-person or online, at a time and location that is convenient for them, the organization said.
Those taking the recertification tests will have the same screen experience and use the same test driver no matter which test option they choose, the ASE said.
To take the recertification tests remotely, there will still be a check-in and screening process similar to that at a test center. There are also unique procedures that will need to be completed before the test can launch, such as downloading the ProProctor application to a computer and completing a system check the day before testing.
In addition, finding and preparing a room to be used for testing must meet Prometric's requirements to ensure a controlled environment.
To learn more about the ASE remote testing option, see ASE.com/proproctor.