The EETC Principles of Small Engine Technology Certification was developed to address the need for formal training opportunities and the shortage of qualified technicians in the small engine and power equipment industry.
The certification addresses industry valued and accepted standards produced by the Equipment and Engine Training Council (EETC), and the certification serves as a validation of knowledge and skills needed to enter the outdoor power equipment industry. Those who earn the certification are more qualified and prepared to enter high demand roles within the industry. Additionally, the certification allows employers to connect with more skilled candidates.
The certification exam consists of 100 questions and assesses knowledge and concepts from the following industry standard areas.
ENGINE COMPONENTS & OPERATIONS OVERVIEW
Engine Component Identification (pistons, piston rings, wristpin, connecting rod, crankshift, lifters, valves)
Engine Cooling Systems
Engine Oil & Lubrication Systems
TOOLS, PARTS & EQUIPMENT IDENTIFICATION AND MANAGEMENT
Precision Measuring Tools
Servicing Tools & Equipment
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
TROUBLESHOOTING, REPAIR, SERVICE & MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES
Inspection of Parts
Evaluation of Parts for Wear Tolerance
Repairing Parts (carburetor, recoil assembly, valve seats, piston rings)
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. Companies who are represented through membership include: Kawasaki Engines, Honda Engines, Briggs and Stratton, Kohler Engines and others. EETC is also a member in good standing of the National Certification Commission. To learn more about the EETC, visit www.eetc.org.
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