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Changes on tap for ASE L1 in 2016 - New Composite Vehicle
Posted to Emissions Forum on 11/25/2015 8 Replies

The L1 exam is changing. Beginning on January 1, 2016, all ASE L1 exams will use the updated Composite Vehicle Type 4 (CV4) Blue Booklet. Here is a document addressing some of the frequently asked questions: [ASE_L1_CV4_FAQs_10302015]

The video below describes the changes including:

•L1 Background

•Prerequisite and work experience requirements

•Highlights of the New CV4

•Credentialing considerations for 2016

•Registration and scheduling

•Test preparation


If you take the L1 test before January 1st:

•You will take the CV3 version

•Regular exams are 60 questions (50 scored), 135 minutes

•Recertification exams are 50 questions (50 scored), 120 minutes

•You will receive immediate results

If you take the exam between January 1 and June 2016:

•You will take the new CV4 version

•All exams will be 75 questions, 180 minutes

•You will not receive immediate results

•Results will be posted to your myASE account in June

•Results will be based upon 50 of the 75 items

If you take the L1 test after June 2016:

•You will take the CV4 version

•Regular exams will be 60 questions (50 scored), 135 minutes

•Recertification exams will be 50 questions (50 scored), 120 minutes

•You will receive immediate results

Current, unexpired L1 credentials are still valid until their posted expiration. There is no need to take the L1 CV4-based exam if your are not expiring, but you may if you would like.

The CV4 information and CV4 Blue book for the L1 exams in 2016 are not yet available for download. Email notifications will be sent when they are released. When they are, you will be able to find them here: http://www.ase.com/Test-Prep-Training/Study-Guides/Download-the-Guides.aspx

To avoid confusion with the current version CV3, the targeted release for CV4 is the end of December.

Thank you to all of folks that played a role in this huge transition to CV4. Without your effort and dedication this would never have been possible. We appreciate your support!

To all of you that will be sitting for the the new L1 CV4 exam during the transition, we are glad you're taking on the challenge of this L1. We appreciate your patience waiting for the results. Thank you!

Dan Baumhardt
Technician/Technical Information Specialist
Leesburg, Virginia, USA

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