Posted to Educators' Forum on 6/3/2015
Today I took the L-3 ASE exam and was told I had a four hour
time limit. I thought great that is plenty of time imagine
my surprise when the test timed out at two hours! I spoke
with the Prometric staff and they did not know what to say.
They have given me a reference and phone number to call but
not until the next day when there report has had time to be
I will report back what the outcome is.
Has anyone else had this problem?
The other thing I did not like was they did not give you a
hard copy of the composite vehicle booklet. You had to click
a tab at the bottom to view the reference material and
scroll up and down the document. This is not a real word IE
MASTER AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIANS mode of operation in my
opinion. I don't know about you but when I have a hybrid
that I am trouble shooting, I am printing out schematics,
trouble shooting procedures, system operation and technical
service bulletins not necessarily in that order but bottom
line is I have a hybrid in font of me with a problem (just
like a test question) then I have my printed material that I
am refuting to as I trouble shoot the vehicle. Maybe I am
old school but I am never clicking from one screen to the
other back and forth phenomenal waist of time if you ask me.
What do you think?
I know they are probably trying to save money and trees but
when I recertified my ASE L-1 I got a booklet and it had
more pages than the L-3 so I expected the same also only had
55 questions expected a hundred.
Most dealership technicians are telling me they are letting
there ASE expire the manufacture is not requiring them just
the manufactures certifications. If ASE wants all
technicians to be certified they better start paying
attention to there customers the technicians and not just
making new test areas to make money or more and more
technicians will drop or never even take ASE exams.
Chapter 74 Certified Automotive Technology
Northampton, Massachusetts, USA
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