ASE Offers Spanish/English Option On Four Automobile Tests

Technicians taking four ASE automobile certification tests — Suspension & Steering (A4), Brakes (A5), Electrical/Electronic Systems (A6) or Auto Maintenance & Light Repair (G1) — now have the option to see each question in a split-screen, Spanish/English format.

No special registration procedure is needed to access the Spanish translation, which is built into the test delivery screen. Test-takers click on a “Leer en Español” (“Read in Spanish”) button to call up a screen showing the question and answer options in both Spanish and English.

All ASE tests will continue to have a searchable English-to-Spanish glossary of technical terms. And, anyone for whom English is a second language may bring a standard, published English-to-foreign language dictionary to use at the test center.

In 2020, only the aforementioned certification and recertification tests will have the new bilingual feature. However, ASE anticipates Spanish translation of the other automobile series tests required for Master status to be available in the future.

In related news, ASE winter registration is now open through March 31. More than 54 ASE certification tests are available, covering nearly every aspect of the motor vehicle service and repair industry.