Certification: ASE School Bus Technician

101 Blue Seal Drive, S.E., Suite 101, Leesburg, VA 20175

S1 - Body Systems & Special Equipment (50 scored questions)
S2 - Diesel Engines (55)
S3 - Drive Train (45)
S4 - Brakes (50)
S5 - Suspension & Steering (50)
S6 - Electrical/Electronic Systems (45)
S7 - Air Conditioning Systems & Controls (45)

If you pass one or more test(s) and have at least two years of hands-on working experience in school bus repair (appropriate training may substitute for up to one year of experience), you will become certified as an ASE School Bus Technician.

More than two years of education or training after high school required?
More than two years of work experience required?
Either training or work experience required, but not both?
Oral or Written Exam Required?
Renewal Required?
Every 5 Year(s)
Renew through Continuing Educational Units(CEU)?
Renew through Re-Examination?
Renew through Continuing Professional Development(CPD)?
Does applicant have choice of at least two options from above for renewal (CEU, CPD, or exam)?

Third Party Exam Center

ASE testing is available year-round. Whether you register on the first day of a registration window or the last, you will always have 90 days from the original date of purchase to schedule an appointment and take your test at any of our several hundred test centers across the country.


The certification corresponds to a specialty within a recognized occupation. For example, Oncology Nurse and Pediatric Nurse are specialties within the nursing field, so Certified Oncology Nurse and Certified Pediatric Nurse would be classified as specialty certifications.

  • This certification is related to military occupational specialties.