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How to Be an ASE Mechanic Without a High School Diploma

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An ASE mechanic is a mechanic that has been certified through the Automotive Service Excellence corporation. You can become an ASE mechanic in several ways, even if you don't have a high school diploma. While it might be important to have your high school diploma to get jobs in other fields or to go to other schools, a mechanic's job is one best learned on site. Even if you do not have a diploma, you can excel at this type of job and become certified.

Work for an ASE Company

Look up mechanic jobs that are currently available and pay attention to those jobs that are ASE certified or the companies that are ASE certified that are offering jobs.

Fill out the job application but under "education," write that you have special circumstances and would like to talk to someone at the job site about them.

Explain to the person who is doing the hiring why it is that you do not have a high school diploma. Then discuss how you are able to understand the various procedures that are necessary as a mechanic. Explain that you are ready to get started on a career and would like to work with them.

Work hard in any job that you are offered, even if you have to start at the bottom. Work your way up in the company or business until you achieve a high-priority position as a mechanic.

Apply for ASE certification through your current job by talking to your boss about ASE and how employees can become certified.

Take ASE Certification

Sign up to take the ASE certification exam in your area by checking with the ASE website to see if there are exams listed near you.

Study for the exam and pass it to become ASE certified, even without a high school diploma.

Check the ASE test certification site online to see if you can take the test online, in case there are no ASE tests or exam centers in your area.

Take the test online and pass it to become ASE certified.

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