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.
If you are not enrolled in high school but are still interested in earning a certification from EETC, visit their website.
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.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs for small engine mechanics are expected to grow by five percent from 2016 to 2026.
The certification exam consists of 100 questions and assesses knowledge and concepts from the following weighted industry standards:
The iCEV online curriculum platform offers a variety of preparatory content and resources designed to prepare individuals to earn industry certifications.
Prepare for the certification exam with engaging video and PowerPoint® presentation lessons. Each lesson is developed through collaboration with industry experts in order to address industry standards within each certification.
iCEV's interactive activities, projects and assessments are based on real-world scenarios and reinforce comprehension of the industry standards assessed within each certification exam.
View letters from businesses and organizations expressing their support of the certification.
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.
If you are an employer looking to verify a potential applicant's credentials, please fill out the form to the right. We will contact you with the status of the certification number you provide.
If you do not have a certification number, please contact our customer support team to verify your candidate at: email@example.com or 1-800-922-9965.