Recertification

Overview

Once you are Certified, EGSA offers a recertification program in which you are expected to take a test through which you will maintain your certification.

Since EGSA’s Certification test is modified every few years, recertification provides your employers, customers and peers with proof that you have maintained and updated your skills and knowledge and that the process continues to be an integral part of your professional activities. Through recertification, EGSA encourages your participation in continuing professional development.

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How do I maintain my Certification?

You should recertify every five years. Recertification involves taking an exam that reflects the latest technology and practices. Not only does recertification offer proof that you have maintained and updated your skills and knowledge, it also shows that the entire process remains a meaningful part of your professional activities. Like the initial Certification process, Technicians who are recertifying will register to take the test and pay the then current fee to do so.

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When do I take the Recertification Test?

Certification credentials are valid for five years. This ensures that certified professionals are up-to-date in this rapidly changing industry. If five years have passed since you took a particular test, it's time to register to take the Recertification Test.

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What are the requirements for Recertification?

You must be, or must have been, a certified technician.  However, the certification test and recertification test are, in essence, one-in-the-same. But the test you will take this time is different than the test you took last time - it has been upgraded and reflects recent changes in technology.

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Do I have to renew my certification or become recertified?

Unless your employer, state or local jurisdiction requires certification, you are not required to maintain your certification. But why wouldn’t you? As an EGSA Certified Electrical Generator Systems Technician, you already know the advantages. Plus, chances are very good that your certification has benefited you since you first took the certification test.

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I let my EGSA certifications lapse. What happens now?

Our uniform patches and the title “EGSA Certified Electrical Generator Systems Technician” are copyrighted and trademarked. If you are no longer certified, you may not pass yourself off as being certified or use our uniform patch/logo. To do so is a violation of Federal law. And you will not enjoy the benefits and advantages of being a certified technician. To become recertified, you must take and pass the exam.

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May I take Recertification Tests before the five years are up?

Yes. If your certification is due to expire soon, you may take the recertification test. However, if you recertify early, you will not be credited with the time remaining on your original certification. The new expiration date is 5 years from the date of your recertification.

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