LUBBOCK, Texas (Jan. 18, 2017) – To address the need for formal training opportunities and the shortage of qualified technicians in the small engine and power equipment industry, Equipment & Engine Training Council (EETC) developed the Principles of Small Engine Technology Certification

Endorsed by the EETC, the Principles of Small Engine Technology Certification verifies competency in industry-standard equipment and tools needed to begin entry-level careers in the outdoor power equipment industry. Certification earners have acquired the basic knowledge and skills necessary to troubleshoot, repair, service and maintain 4-stroke small engines. 

“We strive to provide relevant and meaningful training opportunities for students providing them the first step on the pathway to a career within the power equipment industry,” said Erik Sides, executive director of EETC. “Working with CEV Multimedia to offer a new student certification shows our dedication to help address the growing need for skilled technicians in our industry.”

The certification can be accessed through iCEV, an online learning platform offering practical, interactive learning with professional demonstrations, to prepare students for post-secondary education and high-skill, high-demand careers. Educators can quickly monitor, track and engage students directly through the platform’s interactive lessons.

“EETC brings valuable expertise and knowledge from a network of small engine and power equipment manufacturers that will surely benefit students’ seeking a career in the industry, said Dusty Moore, iCEV president.

For more information about the industry certifications, tested for on iCEV, please visit

About iCEV

Since 1984, iCEV has specialized in providing quality CTE curriculum and educational resources. iCEV is the most comprehensive online resource for CTE educators and students, offering curriculum for several major subject areas, including agricultural science, trade & industrial education, business & marketing, career exploration, family & consumer science, health science, law enforcement and STEM education. Additionally, iCEV acts as a certification testing platform for industry certifications. Leading companies and organizations utilize iCEV as the testing platform for their certifications. For more information, visit

About Equipment & Engine Training Council
The Equipment & Engine Training Council is a non-profit association addressing the critical shortage of service technicians through its school accreditation and EETC technician certification programs. The EETC is a member in good standing of the National Certification Commission. To learn more about the EETC, visit