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The MECP Skilled Installation Technician Certification is the industry’s “standard-level” certification, which many MECP-supporting retailers look for their employees to achieve within their first or second year of employment so they can competently work on modern vehicles and perform most aftermarket product installations. MECP Skilled Installation Technician Certification is available for those who complete the learning content and achieve a passing score on the certification exam in the MECP Skilled level content subscription. There is no prior industry experience requirement, but the technician must have a current MECP Apprentice Installation Technician certification at the time of the Skilled level certification achievement.
The Skilled Installation Technician certification exam contains 75 multiple-choice questions. This exam’s Eligibility is unlocked after completing the eight content sections in the Apprentice level content subscription, achieving MECP Apprentice certification, and completing the ten content sections in the Skilled level content subscription. This content and the associated exam is intended for proficient technicians with one year of experience or more (not required).
The MECP Skilled Installation Technician position involves carefully and correctly installing and configuring entry-to-mid-level difficulty aftermarket electronic products in a wide range of vehicles with minimal supervision. In addition to installation duties, the MECP Skilled level technician position commonly involves troubleshooting, utilizing both experience and specific tools to correct operational problems and installation errors present in existing and new installations. The role also often includes dealing directly with customers before, during, and after the installation in a courteous manner and maintaining a clean, safe, and functional workshop environment.
Skilled Installation Technician duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: