The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) has introduced an Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) Specialist Certification test (L4). The test is designed to demonstrate technicians are qualified to diagnose, service, and calibrate ADAS on automobiles, SUVs, and light-duty trucks.
There is a growing demand for ADAS service, especially after collisions when ADAS technology may malfunction. A damaged lane keeping assistance or automatic emergency braking system, for example, can actually be hazardous if not repaired. Fleet technicians are now candidates for this much-needed vehicle repair training certification.
“We would definitely encourage our techs to get certified on these systems,” said Al Curtis, director of fleet management for Cobb County Georgia. “Most new vehicles have ADAS components on board to some capacity, and we need to understand how to restore them to original working capacity if they’re damaged in a crash.”
The ASE ADAS Specialist test (L4) will cover content focused on the diagnosis, service and calibration of radar, camera, ultrasonic, and other advanced driver assistance systems. Many of the questions relate to a sample vehicle equipped with ADAS technology utilized by most manufacturers. The vehicle is described in the composite vehicle type 1 reference booklet that is provided as an electronic pop-up during the test.
ADAS repair expertise is a unique skillset and will continue to evolve. To develop the test, the ASE worked closely with service technicians, service representatives from vehicle and engine manufacturers, aftermarket trainers and technical educators. The goal was to identify practical problems experience by technicians as they service vehicles with ADAS and then develop questions around those issues.
ASE has also created a toolkit with helpful information about promoting ASE certification.
ASE certification is open to all technicians. There are approximately 220,000 ASE-certified professionals at work in all types of shops, including dealerships, independent repair shops, collision repair shops, auto parts stores, fleets, schools, and colleges across the country.
To be eligible for the ADAS Specialist test (L4), automotive service professionals must have passed either the Automobile Electrical/Electronic Systems (A6) or Collision Mechanical and Electrical Components (B5) test.
To learn more and register for the new ADAS Specialist Certification test, visit https://ase.com/test-series.