Important Guidelines on the TOYA Application Process

Applications are completed online. 

There are 2 segments to complete the process:

Application – The TOYA Application is below and should be completed online.  Please note: The person completing the application should be familiar with the TOYA Applicant with regard to their EGSA Certification Number (also called the Ferris State University (FSU) Number), the applicant’s employment history and his/her contact information.

Verbal Essay - In the event that your technician is selected as one of our semi-finalists, we will ask you to take part in an phone interview to be conducted by EGSA Staff and our judges (who are fellow members). This portion of the process will account for as much as 20% of the total graded score. 

During this phone interview, please be ready to provide examples of the compelling reasons that demonstrate why this person should be awarded the TOYA. The call may include testimonials from quoted sources (the names/company affiliations of the sources will be omitted from the conversation). Feel free to discuss the applicant’s general interaction with customers, management and peers. In order to maintain confidentiality among the scoring panel, during this phone call, an applicant sponsor should not divulge the TOYA Applicant’s name, company or geographic location. When referring to the applicant within the essay, please use the Technician Certification ID Number (or FSU Certification Number) to identify the person.

TOYA Applicant’s Photo– When you submit your application online, please  send us a photo of the TOYA Applicant (in .jpg or .tiff formats only, please) as we would like to use this picture to market future efforts for the TOYA Program.

DISCLAIMER: No scoring weight will be given to the photo in the TOYA panel scoring. 

How will you know your TOYA Application was received?

Upon completion of the entire application process, an email will be sent to you confirming an accepted and completed application. If you do not receive that confirmation email, please contact EGSA.

Fill out the TOYA Application

All fields must be completed in order to submit the form.
Address Line 1
Address Line 2
Zip/Postal Code
Applicant Sponsor
Email Address
Name of Applicant
EGSA/Ferris State Certification Number
Date of Certification
Overall score on Certification Exam
Years of Experience
Educational Background
Has performed basic task such as changing a water pump
Has performed diesel tune-ups to include valve and injector adjustments
Has performed major component replacement such as pistons and heads
Has performed major engine overhauls
Performs generator start-ups
Has been lead on parallel system start-ups
Has performed generator control retrofits as lead technician
Has performed transfer switch control retrofits as lead technician
Has designed and installed parallel generator controls
Uses Excel and Word
Proficient in CAD
Writes PLC Code
How many states has the tech worked in the trade?
How many countries has the tech worked in the trade?
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