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EVT Certification for Heavy Truck Technicians

Emergency vehicles such as police vehicles, ambulances, fire engines, and airport rescue and firefighting (ARFF) vehicles are not just heavy duty trucks. Imagine opening up the vehicle access panels and seeing the water tank, ladders, warning lights, oxygen systems... That's why there is a unique certification track for emergency vehicle technician by the EVT Certification Commission (EVTCC). You can combine them with your current ASE credentials to reach higher level certifications. This makes you uniquely qualified to repair these specialized vehicles.  

There are currently  five different EVT certification tracks:

  • Fire Apparatus Technician -- you will be maintaining the pumpers, aerial ladders, tankers, and more. You will need both specific ASE heavy-duty truck exams and specific EVT exams to move up the three levels: Level I, Level II, and Master. 
  • Ambulance Technician -- you will be maintaining the ambulances, which also has three levels: I, II, and Master, each involving different ASE auto and truck exams and matching EVT exams.  
  • Airport Rescue Firefighting (ARFF) Technician -- you will be maintaining the airport special rescue and firefighting vehicles, which, again, has three levels: I, II, and Master, involving ASE truck exams and EVT-specific exams.  
  • Law Enforcement Vehicle Technician -- you will be maintaining the pursuit vehicles for law enforcement fleet as well as other related vehicles. This however only has a single level of certification involving EVT exam and ASE auto exam, mostly on special equipment installations.
  • Finally, there is the Management Certification -- which does not require an ASE exam but is basically required as an EVT shop foreman or supervisor with two EVT level exams. 

You can find a full list of the EVT exams and the matching ASE exams you need to achieve your certification on the website of the EVTCC track

Your company probably does not operate emergency vehicles, but here at Michigan Truck Sales and Equipment, we have plenty of repair certified technicians that can repair heavy-duty trucks and equipment and keep your company on the road. Contact us today and see what we can do for you. 


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