Automobile Parts Specialist

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National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence Automobile Parts Specialist 101 Blue Seal Drive, S.E., Suite 101, Leesburg
VA 20175


The Parts Specialist Series includes six tests: Automobile Parts Specialist, Medium/Heavy Truck Dealership Parts Specialist, Medium/Heavy Truck Aftermarket Brake Parts Specialist, Medium/Heavy Truck Aftermarket Suspension and Steering Parts Specialist, and General Motors Parts Consultant. Each test includes questions on communication and sales skills, vehicle systems knowledge, vehicle identification, cataloguing skills, and inventory management. Successfully passing Test P2 will certify you as an Automobile Parts Specialist. This exam is offered in paper/pencil and computer-based formats. Automobile Parts Specialist Website


More than two years of education or training after high school required? No

More than two years of work experience required? Yes

Either training or work experience required, but not both? No

Oral or Written Exam Required? Yes

Renewal Required? Every 5 Year(s)

Renew through Continuing Educational Units(CEU)? No

Renew through Re-Examination? Yes

Renew through Continuing Professional Development(CPD)? No

Does applicant have choice of at least two options from above for renewal (CEU, CPD, or exam)? No