EVT CERTIFICATION TRACKS

The EVT Certification Program has four emergency vehicle certification tracks and a Management Track. The emergency vehicle certification tracks are for fire apparatus, ambulance, law enforcement, and Airport Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) Vehicle technicians.  Technicians have two options of becoming EVT Certified. 

Option 1: Technicians can become certified in the specific test area(s) by taking only the EVT exams  

Option 2: Technicians can attain the highest EVT Certification by combining EVT and ASE exams to reach Level I, II and Master EVT Certification.  

Please note that the Law Enforcement Track has only one exam and only one Level.   The Management Track has a Level I and Level II exam and does not require any ASE exams.    The Level Certification Track is explained below.
The EVT Level Certification Program

FIRE APPARATUS TECHNICIAN LEVEL CERTIFICATION TRACK

The Fire Apparatus Technician Certification track is for those technicians who service and maintain fire department pumpers, squads, aerial devices, tankers, wildland apparatus, etc. This track has three (3) levels of certification. Each level requires specific EVT exams and ASE heavy-duty truck exams. See "EVT LEVEL CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS CHART" below.

The Fire Apparatus Track exams cover the design and performance standards, specialized systems and equipment, and accepted practices used in the service and maintenance of fire apparatus. Reference materials and learning objectives outline to prepare for the EVT exams are available here

AMBULANCE TECHNICIAN LEVEL CERTIFICATION TRACK

The Ambulance Technician Certification track program recognizes that some technicians work only on ambulances. The level certification for this track centers on the requirements of the ASE automotive and truck exams. This track has three (3) levels of certification. Each level requires specific EVT exams and ASE automotive and/or truck exams. See “EVT LEVEL CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS CHART” below.

The exams cover the design and performance standards, the specialized systems and equipment, and the accepted practices used in the service and maintenance of ambulances. Reference publications and learning objectives outline to prepare for the EVT Ambulance Exams are available here

ARFF TECHNICIAN LEVEL CERTIFICATION TRACK

The ARFF Technician Certification track program recognizes technicians who work on airport rescue and fire-fighting vehicles. This track has three (3) levels of certification. Each level requires specific EVT exams and ASE heavy-duty truck exams  See “EVT LEVEL CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS CHART” below.

The exams cover the design and performance standard and preventive maintenance, chassis and vehicle performance, and the extinguishment systems of ARFF vehicles. Reference publications to prepare for the EVT Aircraft Rescue and Fire-Fighting Vehicles exams are listed at the top of this page of each of the exam's learning objectives here

LAW ENFORCEMENT VEHICLE TECHNICIAN LEVEL CERTIFICATION TRACK

The Law Enforcement Technician Certification track program recognizes technicians who work on law enforcement vehicles. This track has one (1) level of certification and requires specific EVT exams and ASE automotive exams. See “EVT LEVEL CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS CHART” below.

The exam covers specialized equipment installation. Reference Materials List and Learning Objectives outline to prepare for the Law Enforcement Installation exam are available here. 

MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATION TRACK 

The Management Certification track program recognizes shop foreman and supervisors with an EVT Level I exam and a Level II exam. Reference Materials List and Learning Objectives outlines to prepare for Management exams are available here
 

EVT LEVEL CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS CHART

 Download Level Application Form

FIRE APPARATUS TECHNICIAN LEVEL REQUIREMENTS
Level I

ASE Exams:

  • T4 Truck, Brakes
  • T5 Truck, Suspension and Steering 

EVT Exam:

  • F1 Maintenance, Inspection, and Testing of Fire Apparatus
  • F2 Design & Performance Standards of Fire Apparatus

Level II

ASE Exams:

  • T2 Truck, Diesel Engines
  • T3 Truck, Drive Train 
  • T6 Truck, Electrical Systems

EVT Exams: 

  • F3 Fire Pumps & Accessories
  • F4 Fire Apparatus Electrical Systems

Master Level III

ASE Exams:

  • T1 Truck, Gasoline Engines 
  • T-7 Heating and Air Conditioning

EVT Exams:

  • F5 Aerial Fire Apparatus
  • F6 Allison Automatic Transmissions

AMBULANCE TECHNICIAN LEVEL REQUIREMENTS 
Level I

ASE Exams: 

  • A-4 Automobile, Suspension and Steering
  • A-5 Automobile, Brakes

EVT Exams

  • E-0 Maintenance, Inspection, and Testing of Ambulances
  • E-1 Design & Performance of Ambulances

Level II

ASE Exams:

  • A-9 Automobile, Diesel Engine
  • T-3 Truck, Drive Train
  • T-4 Truck, Brakes 

EVT Exams:

  • E-2 Ambulance Electrical Systems
  • E-3 Ambulance Heating, Air-conditioning, & Ventilation

Master Level III

ASE Exams:

  • T-1 Truck, Gasoline Engines
  • T-2 Truck, Diesel Engines
  • T-5 Truck, Suspension and Steering 

EVT Exam:

  • E-4 Ambulance Cab, Chassis, and Powertrain

AIRPORT RESCUE AND FIRE-FIGHTING TECHNICIAN LEVEL REQUIREMENTS 
Level I

ASE Exams: 

  • T2 Heavy-Duty Truck, Diesel Engines
  • T4 Heavy-Duty Truck, Brakes
  • T6 Heavy-Duty Truck, Electrical Systems
  • T8 Heavy-Duty Truck, Preventive Maintenance Inspection

EVT Exams

  • A-1 Design & Performance of ARFF Vehicles
  • F1 Maintenance, Inspection, and Testing of Fire Apparatus

     

Level II

ASE Exams:

  • T3 Heavy-Duty Truck, Drive Train
  • T5 Heavy-Duty Truck, Suspension and Steering
  • T7 Heavy-Duty Truck, Heating and Air Conditioning

EVT Exams:

  • A-2 Chassis & Vehicle Components of ARFF Vehicles
  • F-4 Fire Apparatus Electrical Systems

Master Level III

ASE Exams:

  • L-2 Electronic Diesel Engine Diagnosis Specialist 

EVT Exam:

  • A-3 Water/Foam and Ancillary Extinguishment Systems

Law Enforcement Vehicle Installation Technician Requirements

ASE Exams:

  • A-1 Automobile, Engine Repair
  • A-4 Automobile, Suspension and Steering
  • A-5 Automobile, Brakes
  • A-6 Automobile, Electrical Systems
  • A-7 Automobile, Heating and Air Conditioning
  • A-8 Automobile, Engine Performance 

EVT Exam:

  • L-1 Law Enforcement Vehicle Installation
   
04/03/2014