Electric Vehicle Technician Certification Partnership

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SAE International has partnered with Pearson VUE to deliver a new Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Technician Certification starting in May 2024. This initiative aims to address the shortage of qualified EV technicians to support the expanding EV infrastructure.

Key Highlights:

  • Partnership Announcement: SAE International collaborates with Pearson VUE to deliver the EVSE Technician Certification.
  • Certification Objective: To establish and verify skills necessary for maintaining, repairing, and operating EV charging stations.
  • Target Audience: Individuals transitioning into green technology or seeking to validate their existing expertise.
  • Global Expansion: The program will initially launch in the United States with plans for international expansion.

Certification Details: SAE International’s new EVSE Technician Certification aims to establish and verify the skills and knowledge required for technicians to maintain, repair, and operate Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations. This certification is designed for those transitioning into green technology or looking to validate their existing expertise. Successful candidates must meet specific eligibility requirements and pass a rigorous exam developed by the SAE ITC Probitas Authentication based on the SAE EVSE Technician Body of Knowledge.

Sharaine Eldafrawy, Product Manager of Sustainable Mobility Solutions at SAE International, explained, “Suitable candidates for this certification include those eager to embark on a career shift towards sustainable technology, as well as professionals aiming to certify proficiency in industry-defined training standards. Whether they’re venturing into the green tech sector or solidifying their standing within it, this certification ensures they possess the necessary knowledge and skills essential for thriving in this rapidly evolving field.”

Partnership with Pearson VUE: Commenting on the partnership, Eldafrawy added, “Our goal is to offer a scalable certification program through a trusted partner that will initially start in the United States but grow internationally as consumers continue to adopt more electric vehicles, and infrastructure grows to meet this demand. We believe that Pearson VUE is ideally suited to support us in achieving this goal.”

Eric D’Astolfo, Vice President of Business Development at Pearson VUE, expressed enthusiasm for the partnership, stating, “We are honored to partner with SAE International and to start delivering their new certification exam. SAE International is the recognized global authority in mobility standards development, and we are excited to support SAE International’s mission in growing this certification in the U.S. and expanding it to other markets around the world.”

Global Reach: D’Astolfo further highlighted, “SAE’s new certification program will benefit from our network of global test centers, which enables test-takers to choose where to take their exam either in one of our more than 5,000 secure test centers around the world, or through OnVUE, our online-proctoring platform, and will provide SAE a streamlined and integrated solution to bring their new assessments to market with a trusted and proven partner.”

For more information, candidates are urged to visit the SAE Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Technician Certification page at www.pearsonvue.com/sae.

About SAE International: SAE International is dedicated to advancing mobility knowledge and solutions for the benefit of humanity. Engaging nearly 200,000 engineers, technical experts, and volunteers, SAE connects and educates mobility professionals to enable safe, clean, and accessible mobility solutions. The organization focuses on encouraging lifelong learning for mobility engineering professionals and setting industry engineering standards.

About Pearson VUE: Pearson VUE has been a pioneer in the computer-based testing industry for decades, delivering nearly 21 million certification and licensure exams annually across various industries. As the global leader in high-stakes exam delivery, Pearson VUE operates a comprehensive network of almost 20,000 highly secure test centers and provides online testing in over 180 countries.

This partnership represents a significant step towards developing a robust workforce capable of supporting the growing electric vehicle infrastructure globally.

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