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EETC launches non-proctored online two-stroke engine certification exam

Wednesday, June 5, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Erik Sides
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KINGS MOUNTAIN, N.C. (6/4/19) — The Equipment & Engine Training Council (EETC) is stepping up its efforts to address the critical shortage of qualified service technicians in the outdoor power equipment industry by introducing an online, non-proctored, two-stroke engine certification test. The new test is industry recognized by many two-stroke engine equipment manufacturers, including ECHO, STIHL, Husqvarna and Makita.

"The EETC has really improved their exam technology, making it easier for anyone to take a test,” said Eddie Anderson, technical training supervisor, STIHL Inc.We're excited to see this new two-stroke engine exam from the EETC. The new online test will definitely make it easier for technicians to pursue industry certification and be able to show that they have current and relevant product knowledge of two-stroke engines.”

Now, instead of having to go through the EETC’s previous process of looking online for a proctor to administer the test, contacting the proctor to arrange a time and place to take the test, and then often having to travel long distances to take the exam, those individuals looking to become two-stroke engine certified can simply take the test online, without a proctor, at their own convenience.

Ron Jensen, ECHO’s senior manager of warranty and product training, added, “Our company has proctored numerous online EETC two-stroke certification tests for our distributor/dealer network throughout North and South America, but proctors can’t reach all of the technicians looking for the value of certification. The EETC has fortified the two-stroke test with questions covering the latest in engine technologies. Moving forward with proctor-less online testing will give all technicians an opportunity to achieve certification and improve their dealership’s service of two-stroke outdoor power equipment.”

The EETC released a proctor-less four-stroke engine certification test in February 2019, and it hopes to have the Driveline/Hydraulics exam completed by year’s end and the Electrical exam in the first quarter of 2020.

For more information and to register for the EETC’s new online two-stroke engine certification test, go to


About the EETC

The Equipment & Engine Training Council (EETC) is a non-profit association whose mission is to address the critical shortage of qualified service technicians in the outdoor power equipment industry through its school accreditation and technician certification programs. The EETC is a member in good standing of the National Certification Commission. For more information about the EETC, visit its website at Other contact points include (888) 406-1810,, Facebook @EquipmentAndEngineTrainingCouncil, Twitter @EETCcert and LinkedIn @EETC-EquipmentandEngineTrainingCouncil. The EETC’s mailing address is 344 Oak Grove Road, Kings Mountain, NC 28086.

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