What Is the MECP Certification?
The Mobile Electronics Certified Professional (MECP) program is the only nationally recognized credential that certifies mobile technology installation technicians and sales people on automotive information technology, entertainment, navigation, safety and security systems. MECP is owned and operated by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™.
Levels of Certification
There are three levels of certification — basic, advanced and master — each based on a technician’s experience in the industry and knowledge about the complex elements of the job. There is also a certification specific to sales professionals called the Mobile Product Specialist Certification. Learn more about how and where you can take the certification exams. >
- Basic Certification
The MECP Basic Installation Technician Certification is the industry's "apprentice level" certification, which many MECP-supporting retailers require as a prerequisite for employment. Basic MECP Certification is valid for two years and has no prior industry experience prerequisites.
- Advanced Certification
The MECP Advanced Installation Technician Certification requires a minimum of one year’s experience working professionally in the field. This certification is for technicians who have both foundational knowledge and on-the-job experience. Advanced MECP Certification is valid for four years.
- Master Certification
The MECP Master Installation Technician Certification requires a current Advanced Installation Technician Certification and three years of on-the-job experience to take the exam. Master MECP Certification is valid for four years.
- Mobile Product Specialist Certification
The Mobile Product Specialist Certification is specifically designed for sales professionals in the industry, to help understand clients’ needs and ultimately sell more appropriately chosen in-vehicle technology products.
NOTE: Employment verification (PDF) and job experience will be verified upon registration for an Advanced or Master exam.
Each certification level has a different exam with multiple sections. All MECP exams require a passing score of 70 percent or greater in each section of the exam to successfully pass the whole exam. Learn more about the full breakdown of the exam contents and the requirements to pass each section.
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