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.
The certification assesses industry-valued and industry-recognized standards produced by EETC, a 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 individuals have acquired the basic knowledge and skills necessary to troubleshoot, repair, service and maintain 4-stroke small engines. Those 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 individuals’ careers.
The certification exam consists of 100 questions and assesses knowledge and skills from the following weighted industry standards:
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
BASIC 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.
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