The Equipment & Engine Training Council is a non-profit association whose goal is to address the shortage of qualified technicians in the outdoor power equipment industry. In May of 1996, with a handful of volunteers, we set about the task of building this association. One year later in May of 1997, with more than 100 industry representatives attending our first formal meeting in Dallas Texas, the Equipment and Engine Training Council was introduced. Our membership is made up of dedicated industry professionals from manufacturers, distributors, dealers, educational institutions, and associations.
EETC Technician Certification Program
Ensuring customer satisfaction and service support in today's marketplace is no easy task. In order to raise the level of qualified technicians in the power equipment industry, the EETC developed and maintains the EETC Technician Certification Program .Certified technicians demonstrate a higher level of technical proficiency in their work and this, in turn, increases the level of professionalism at dealerships.
EETC certification tests are based on industry standards and are written and updated by a committee of manufacturers, distributors, dealers, schools, and associations, each of whom has expertise in their subject area. Tests are updated annually to ensure that the latest technologies are included. Over twenty-thousand technicians & students have taken the industry sanctioned EETC certification test since inception.
EETC School Accreditation Program
The EETC School Accreditation Program for power equipment was finalized and distributed in 1999. This multilevel accreditation standards program was created by the EETC Education Committee to improve the quality and consistency of training offered at the high-school, vocational school and college levels. Through the use of industry developed standards, the graduating student will truly be prepared to enter the outdoor power equipment industry with the skills and values desired by employers. Over seventy-eight high school and technical colleges have attained accreditation through EETC since 1999.