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EGSA Testing Now a Requirement to Become a Generac Certified Industrial Power Technician

As part of its commitment to providing the on-site power generation industry with the most knowledgeable service technicians, Generac Power Systems recently made it mandatory that all candidates for factory certification on Generac Industrial Power products take the Electrical Generating Systems Association (EGSA) Certified Technician exam—a first in the industry.

Factory certification is required to become—and to remain—a Generac Industrial Power dealer. This involves the successful completion of several multi-day training sessions at Generac, each with a combination of classroom and lab sessions, as well as evening reading and homework assignments. Dealers must renew their certification every two years.

“We pride ourselves on having perhaps the most rigorous service training program in the industry,” said Tom Wein, senior service training manager for Generac, and the founder of the current service training program. “By partnering with EGSA, our dealer techs are that much more prepared to effectively service Generac products in the field.”

EGSA created the Electrical Generator Systems Technician Certification Program five years ago to help advance the generator service profession by identifying consistent standards for proficiency. Graduates not only have a broad knowledge of electricity, mechanical, and electrical components—and the interaction among them—but are proficient in the installation, service, maintenance, and repair of on-site power generation systems.

Are you looking for a way to get EGSA training and certification? EVAPAR has a number of training programs that may meet your needs. See our training page or contact our training team in Evansville by emailing Download the training enrollment form here.

Posted by: Bret Grimes on January 23, 2012
Filed under: Generac, Generators, Service, Training