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Testing Policies, Materials, and Results

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The Florida Automobile Dealers Association (FADA) Certified Technician Exam is openly available to the public. A school or organization that will be delivering the exam should follow the steps for the test site administrator.
NOTE--If an individual would like to take the exam, but is not affiliated with a school and does not have access to a test site administrator, that individual should contact Tim Withee at 404-994-6535 ( CTECS will help the individual identify a test site where he/she may take the test in his/her immediate area.


CTECS retains all information regarding this assessment, which includes all test items.

All assessment participants are using CTECS testing services and do not have any ownership over the assessment materials/items or testing platform. 


Please follow all test site administrator procedures or proctor procedures, as assigned. 

During assessment administration, test takers are prohibited from

  • looking at another student's computer screen
  • opening another browser window
  • receiving content-related assistance from anyone.

If the proctor identifies any cheating, testing irregularities, or abnormalities They are REQUIRED to contact CTECS immediately at 404-994-6535.


CTECS takes assessment security seriously. CTECS performs internal audits of all FADA assessments to identify cheating, testing irregularities, or abnormalities. Any student found to be cheating will be reported to the test site administrator and automatically given a zero on the assessment. The student will then be subject to the cheating policy of the school and or school district.

Assessment Scheduling

Allow six business days between the day that you purchase the assessments and register the students, and the day that testing begins at your site.

Assessment Policy

The assessment may be taken by a student once per school year, and if the student fails the assessment, may take up to two Retakes per school year. (See Retake Policy).


The cost of each test is $79.95. Retakes are $39.95 each. Test tickets are good for two years from the date of purchase.

Retake Policy

CTECS allows up to two retakes per student per school year; retakes must be taken at least 14 days after taking the FADA Certified Technician Assessment.


Once the test site administrator has been registered, testing can begin. The testing window is open year round. TSAs do not need to schedule a testing date with CTECS. The test, however, must take place Monday – Friday from 7:30 a.m.–6:00 p.m. to assure live technical assistance. If testing needs to occur outside of this timeframe, please call CTECS to make special arrangements.

Using the testing system does not require any software or equipment to be installed. There are four documents that must be used for testing. These documents should be downloaded at least two weeks prior to testing. The links to the documents are given below:

Each document contains the necessary information to make sure testing runs smoothly. Each document is critical and must be reviewed by the Test Site Administrator.


Once the student tests have been completed, Test Site Administrators have immediate access to the student’s test results. To access the results, Administrators must login to the website below:

Results Login Page -

If you do not have login information, contact Tim Withee at 

To access the results and various reports available, use the instructions provided in this document, Using Your E-SESS Admin Account to Generate Assessment Reports.pdf

If you have any questions or need assistance please contact Tim Withee at