Is anyone else here "ASE" Certified? "ASE" is short for "National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence". I bring this up because I just tonight passed my recertification tests. (yes, there were tests on a Sunday!) Basically, ASE is a government entity that administers tests. These tests are meant to check your knowledge of automotive repair and basic principles of operation. Being ASE certified is meant to enhance your career prospects, but I've found that it has little effect in the new-car dealership scene. Other factors, like cozying up to management (scabbing) seem to be far more important.