EETC Principles of Small Engine Technology Certification
The Equipment & Engine Training Council (EETC) 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.
NOTE: The EETC Principles of Small Engine Technology Certification is only available to high school students.
Meeting the Industry Need
The certification assesses industry-valued and industry-recognized standards produced by EETC, whose membership comprised of industry professionals from manufacturers, distributors, dealers, educational institutions and associations. Companies who are represented through membership include Kawasaki Engines, Honda Engines, Briggs and Stratton, Kohler Engines and others.
The certification validates students have acquired the basic knowledge and skills necessary to troubleshoot, repair, service and maintain 4-stroke small engines. Students who earn the certification are more qualified and prepared to enter high-demand roles within the industry. Additionally, the certification allows employers to identify and connect with more skilled candidates, filling gaps in the labor market and jump-starting students’ careers.
The certification exam consists of 100 questions and assesses knowledge and concepts from the following weighted industry standards:
Engine Components & Operations Overview
- Engine Component Identification
- Engine Cooling Systems
- Engine Oil & Lubrication Systems
- Fuel System
- Emission System
- Electrical System
- Governor System
Tools, Parts & Equipment Identification & Management
- Precision Measuring Tools
- Testing Instruments
- Servicing Tools & Equipment
- Hand Tools
- Testing Tools & Equipment
- Storage & Maintenance
- Preparation of Disassembly
- Removal of Muffler Assembly
- Removal of Levers & Linkage
- Removal of Valve Cover Breather Assembly
- Removal of Closure Plate
- Installation of Oil Sentry
- Installation of Flywheel
- Installation of Ignition Module
- Installation of Fuel Tank
Basic Troubleshooting, Repair, Service & Maintenance Procedures
- Inspection of Parts
- Evaluation of Parts for Wear Tolerance
- Repairing Parts
- Testing Procedures
Optional Certification Preparation Materials
The iCEV online curriculum platform offers a variety of preparatory content and resources designed to prepare individuals to earn industry certifications.
Featured Support Letters
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About Equipment & Engine Training Council
The Equipment & Engine Training Council (EETC) is a non-profit association addressing the critical shortage of service technicians through its school accreditation and EETC technician certification programs. Membership is made up of industry professionals from manufacturers, distributors, dealers, educational institutions and associations.
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