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The MECP Product Technology Specialist Certification is the industry’s “sales-level” certification, which applies to any “front-facing” or sales-related employees. This certification evaluates mobile electronics sales professionals’ daily working knowledge of typical vehicle electronics systems and terminology, entertainment, convenience solutions, audio system design principles, shop safety, and installation considerations. Unlike the MECP installation technician certifications (Apprentice, Skilled, and Expert), the Product Technology Specialist certificate program assesses knowledge fundamental to a retail sales professional employed in a typical aftermarket vehicle electronics retail environment.
The Product Technology Specialist certification exam contains 50 multiple-choice questions. This exam’s Eligibility is unlocked after completing the eight content sections in the Product Technology Specialist level content subscription. This content and the associated exam is intended for sales and customer service professionals in the industry. There are no work experience or certification requirements to take the exam.
The MECP Product Technology Specialist position involves directly interfacing with end-user clientele in a retail environment. This interaction requires asking qualifying questions, evaluating the client’s vehicle for fitment and product compatibility, and recommending in-vehicle electronics products and installation services that fit their needs to provide a successful solution for their vehicle modification desires.
Skilled Installation Technician duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: