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Maintenance Technologist

Maintenance Technologist Certification Program

The GAWP Maintenance Technologist (MT) Certification program is a voluntary certification program that follows the same levels as the Association of Boards of Certification Plant Maintenance Technologist Certification.

Once a Maintenance Technologist Certification is obtained, it can be renewed. Every Maintenance Technologist License expires on June 30th of every odd year. Learn more about certification and renewal requirements below, or click on one of the buttons to go straight to the MT Certification application or the MT Renewal application.

CERTIFICATION STEPS

To obtain an initial Maintenance Technologist certification, please follow these steps.

STEP 1

Determine the level of certification you need

The GAWP Maintenance Technologist (MT) Certification follows the same levels as the Association of Boards of Certification Plant Maintenance Technologist Certification. The GAWP Maintenance Technologist program requires that everyone start at the entry level (Level III). Once a Level III certification is obtained, the next step is a Level II, followed by the final certification level, Level I.

Certificate Applied ForCurrent Certificate
Level IIINo prior certificate required
Level IILevel III certificate required
Level ILevel II certificate required

STEP 2

Obtain Experience

The GAWP Maintenance Technologist program requires that applicants have experience in actual hands-on maintenance prior to taking the examination. The amount of required experience is indicated below for each level of certification.

Certification LevelExperience required
Level III3 months of hands-on experience
Level II1 year of hands-on experience
Level I2 years of hands-on experience

The applicant will be required to document work history that includes the type of work performed and the approximate dates of employment.

STEP 3

Obtain Training

The program requires that applicants complete course work prior to taking an exam. This course work must include Maintenance Technologist training. GWWI provides a number of courses that are approved for the Maintenance Technologist Certification.

Certification LevelRequired Course WorkEquivalent GWWI Course
Level III24 HoursBasic Maintenance Technologist (Level III)
Level II16 HoursAny combination of approved maintenance courses.
Level I8 HoursAny combination of approved maintenance courses.

STEP 4

Take and Pass the GAWP Maintenance Technologist Certification Exam

GWWI offers the Level III Exam immediately following the GWWI Basic Maintenance Technologist (Level III) training course. Registration is available on our Course Schedule page.

GAWP Level III:
Maintenance Technologist Exam

In addition, the Level III, Level II, and Level I exams are offered through Applied Measurement Professionals, Inc. (AMP). The applicant can register for the AMP exam online or by calling 913-859-4600.

All exams are proctored, computer-based exams and are given at many testing centers throughout Georgia and the United States. Check the website for exam schedules and the exam location nearest to you. Exams are not given online. Results will be sent to you in approximately 4-6 weeks.

STEP 5

Apply to the GAWP Maintenance Technologist Certification Program

Once a passing score on the certification exam has been achieved, the applicant can apply for certification online. The applicant must fill out the application and provide documented proof that steps 1–4 have been completed. Please note that your application may take up to 2–3 weeks to process.

RENEWAL STEPS

All GAWP Maintenance Technologist Certifications expire on June 30 of every odd year. Renewal requirements must be met prior to the deadline.

STEP 1

Obtain Training

Prior to the deadline, Maintenance Technologists must obtain the required number of continuing education training points for the level of certification that they currently have. For renewal, all points must come from classes that are specifically approved for the Maintenance Technologist renewal.

GWWI has several courses that are approved for the Maintenance Technologist renewal.

Certification LevelRequired Continuing Education Hours
Level III12 Points
Level II18 Points
Level I24 Points

To determine exactly how many points you need for your renewal, and what type of course is required, visit our Renewal Calculator.

STEP 2

Submit Application for Maintenance Technologist Renewal

Visit the GAWP Maintenance Technologist (MT) Renewal application page, and fill out the application. You will be required to upload proof of training. You will also be charged a renewal fee. You can pay your renewal fee by credit card online, or you can mail in a check. Please note that your application may take up to 3–4 weeks to process.