LEESBURG, Va. — The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) will resume testing on May 18 in selected areas of the U.S. with test-center availability and lifted stay-at-home orders.
ASE tests scheduled prior to May 18 have been canceled and can be rescheduled on a date after May 18, the association said. Those who have registered for a test but have not yet scheduled an appointment now have until Sept. 30 to take the tests.
To maintain social distancing, test-center seating will be reduced, according to ASE, which administers assessments, certifications and credentialing of current and future automotive service industry professionals.
"As always, our overriding priority remains the health and safety of automotive service professionals and their families. We are reinstituting ASE testing in select areas of the country to help those who want to earn or renew their credentials," ASE President and CEO Tim Zilke said.
"We are working diligently with our test-center partner Prometric to ensure that testing is conducted in a safe manner, following governmental health guidelines and adhering to proper social distancing recommendations."
The ASE is recommending that automotive professionals coordinate testing with their employers and review the safety measures that the Prometric test centers have put in place. For more information, contact the ASE at [email protected] or call 800-390-6789.