MECP, the Mobile Electronics Certified Professionals group, which certifies car audio installers, released the newest version of the MECP Master Installation Technician exam. It is now available in test delivery centers hosted by Prometric.
Proctored MECP Master exams will be available starting March 30, 2015.
The new exam goes along with the recently released Master Installation Technician study guide, second edition.
Costs for the new Master exam remain unchanged.
The new MECP study guide and exam help installers reach the “Master” level in installation expertise. Master status is “…an elite and growing sector of the MECP program, the ‘Top Guns’ of our industry,” said Ron Freeman, CEO of AAMP of America and chair of the automotive division of the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) which runs the MECP program.
The exam and guide cover topics including a section on Media Oriented Systems Transport (MOST), 50 over copper, deep enhancements in mobile audio systems design and tuning content, as well as:
- Electric vehicle recommended installation practices;
- Troubleshooting remote starters and data interfaces;
- Application-specific oscilloscope measurements; and
- Driver safety systems (i.e., lane departure, forward collision and blind spot warnings).
The new exam was developed by Master technicians with two or more consecutive re-certifications or Honorary Masters with extensive expertise in their field. They “worked tirelessly to develop a revised Master exam featuring new and exciting content sure to challenge installation technicians working in the installation bays of retailers across North America,” said the CEA.