NMEDA Certified Technician Program - NMEDA

NMEDA Certified Technician Program (NCT)

NMEDA Certified Technician Program (NCT)

The NMEDA Certified Technician Program is intended to standardize technical competency for the automotive mobility industry.


Cost: $125 – Members Only

The modules in this program cover the basic levels of knowledge, skills, and abilities needed for an automotive technician to perform optimally as a Service Department Technician. NMEDA technician certification is a means by which an individual can prove their abilities to themselves, to their employer, and to their customers. Technicians who successfully complete this course will earn a highly regarded credential in our industry.

Each Quality Assurance Program (QAP) accredited location is required to maintain at least one NCT on staff at all times. Recertification is required every two years.

The following options and a la carte modules can be found on our Events & Training page.

  • NCT Course & Exam – See below for modules, descriptions, and estimated completion times

A la carte modules:

  • Electrical Training I
  • Electrical Training II
  • The Quality Assurance Program
  • Module
  • Electrical Training (Part I & II)
  • The Quality Assurance Program
  • Make Inoperative
  • Fasteners
  • Shop Safety
  • NMEDA NCT Certification Test
  • Description
  • Basic (Part I) & Advanced (Part II) electrical concepts
  • Introduction to QAP, QAP Rules, QAP Guidelines
  • How to comply/when to apply Make Inoperative Exemptions
  • How to prevent fastener failure/selecting the right fastener
  • Essentials for safe shop environment
  • 50 question exam covering all five NCT modules
  • Estimated Time Online
  • 3.0 hours
  • 2.5 hour
  • 0.15 hour
  • 0.20 hour
  • 0.25 hour
  • 0.5 hour

QAP dealers must meet this requirement with at least one technician at each location, but may certify as many techs as desired. The NCT program does not pre-empt any manufacturer required trainings.

Recertification is required every 2 years.
Due to the new educational course content, the NMEDA Certified Technician will be required to register for NCT Training and Exam (Cost $125) when their current certificate expires.

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