ETA Creates Electric Drive Train Certification

Electronics Technicians Association International (ETA) has completed their new Electric Vehicle Drivetrain Specialist (EVDS) certification.  The competencies for the certification provides for three levels of expertise:   Apprentice, Specialist, and Master Technician.  The ETA expects the certification to provide a blueprint for educators developing curriculum.  They describe the certification content as follows:

In addition to understanding safe working practices in areas such as Personal Protection Equipment and High Voltage Electrical Safety, the EVDS will be required to properly; Identify major components of EV systems; Identify EV types and characteristics; Install basic EV components; Understand EV performance characteristics; Understand EV systems and operating standards; Diagnose and resolve High Voltage System problems and installation concerns. Additionally, ETA requires that the above areas will be proven through the traditional theory based examination as well as a required hands-on skills component. 

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