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August 05, 2014 10:26 ET

National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence Renews Multi-Year Partnership With Prometric

ASE Certification Program on Pace to Reach 1 Million Technology-Enabled Exams by End of 2014

LEESBURG, VA--(Marketwired - Aug 5, 2014) - The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Board of Directors voted to renew the organization's existing multi-year agreement with Prometric during its most recent board meeting. Since the launch of ASE computer-based certification testing in 2011, ASE and Prometric have delivered more than 900,000 automotive service and repair credentialing exams, providing ASE certifications in 48 specialized areas. The program is on pace to reach 1 million exams by the end of 2014.

"Our latest year of testing, which included the launch of our new G1 Auto Maintenance and Light Repair certification, saw continued improvement in the ASE program," said Tim Zilke, ASE President and CEO. "Secure, fair, and convenient testing experiences, combined with quality customer care and accurate score reporting are hallmarks of the ASE certification program and contributed to the Board's decision to renew our relationship with Prometric. In the coming years, we will continue to advance our certification program to keep pace with the needs of the automotive industry and the highly skilled technicians who keep our increasingly complex machines on the road."

ASE exams are delivered nationally in computer-based and Internet-based testing platforms in Prometric test sites and more than 140 college-based satellite sites. ASE began its exclusive testing partnership with Prometric in 2010, with the conversion of its paper-based testing program to a technology-based format.

"Thousands of automotive service professionals proudly wear the ASE Blue Seal as validation of their knowledge and expertise. Prometric shares ASE's commitment to excellence for providing the best possible testing experience for technicians to earn and maintain their credentials," said Michael Brannick, President and Chief Executive Officer of Prometric. "We appreciate the Board's confidence in Prometric to renew ASE's contract with us early, and through the next five-plus years."

The ASE Board's vote extends the non-profit's contract with Prometric through 2019.

About the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence
The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence was established in 1972, as a non-profit organization to help improve the quality of automotive service and repair through the voluntary testing and certification of automotive technicians and parts specialists. Today, there are more than 300,000 ASE-certified professionals at work in dealerships, independent shops, collision repair shops, auto parts stores, fleets, schools, and colleges throughout the country. For more information about ASE, visit www.ase.com.

About Prometric
Prometric, a wholly-owned subsidiary of ETS, is a trusted and market-leading provider of technology-enabled testing and assessment. Committed to a set of values that get the right test to the right location at the right time and to the right test taker, Prometric supports candidates worldwide who take more than 9 million tests each year. Through innovation, workflow automation and standardization, Prometric advances test development and delivery solutions that are better, faster and at less expense.

Prometric delivers tests flexibly via the Web or by utilizing a robust network of 8,000 test centers in more than 160 countries and on behalf of nearly 400 clients in the academic, financial, government, healthcare, professional, corporate and information technology markets.

For more information, please visit www.prometric.com.

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