MECP Debuts Vision Zero Automotive Network Course and Exam

NASHVILLE, TN (06.08.2021) – The MECP program has debuted the Vision Zero Automotive Network Certification course and exam in its online learning platform, and it is ready for access now.

“With the help of our very generous supporting vendor community, we’re thrilled to be able to bring this much-needed certification program to the industry,” said Bernie Sapienza, Executive Director of the Vision Zero Automotive Network. “This level of specialization can help create a deeper level of consumer confidence within our channel and strengthen our message as an industry. Emerging ADAS is clearly an opportunity for our industry, and additional training will clearly be a benefit.”

“The OEM and aftermarket ADAS categories have grown tremendously in recent years, and this content has been developed to focus on the sales, application, and installation of these types of products,” says Kris Bulla, MECP President.

The new certification is subscription-based, and access to the course and exam lasts for one year. If you are a currently certified MECP technician or specialist, or if you work for a store that is part of the Vision Zero Automotive Network, you can access the new course for a discounted price. The new course is open to anyone, regardless of their current certification or network status. Once the course has been completed and the online exam has been passed, a unique Vision Zero Automotive Network Certification certificate will be issued for display, and the credentials can be accessed, viewed, and displayed from the MECP online Portable ID profile.

“The MECP program has been around for over 30 years,” continued Sapienza. They are the undisputed premier certification entity in our industry. Their recent transition to an all-digital platform was clearly created at the right moment for VZAN to partner with them.”

To find out more about the Vision Zero Automotive Network or obtain your network member discount coupon code, contact Bernie Sapienza at bsapienza@visionzero.us. To get access to MECP courses, visit www.mecp.com, and click Get Certified. For assistance with your certification or get an MECP certified discount coupon code, contact the MECP Admin team at vzan@mecp.com.

MECP Program Purchase and Overhaul Promises Improved Access

NASHVILLE, TN (01.22.2021) – The MECP program, previously owned and operated by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), has been purchased by the Certification Systems Technology Company (CTSC). This new company was founded and is operated by industry veteran Kris Bulla who has more than 25 years’ experience with the MECP program and its operations.

In February 2021, the program will leap forward into an all-digital format. “The new all-digital format will make it far easier to get access to the educational material and take the logistical nightmare out of locating a testing center or trying to create a testing environment at your home or office. You can now learn from anywhere you have Internet access, at any time,” stated Kris Bulla, Certification Systems Technology Company founder, and president.

Learning content from the existing study guides has been transitioned to a new online learning platform that provides access to both the study material and testing from any computer, phone, or tablet with an Internet connection. This digital format removes the need to carry or use a physical study guide and eliminates the need to schedule and travel to a testing center. A new learning progress tracker allows learning at the user’s pace and promotes higher-level certification achievement. Future improvements like a Technician Finder tool, account management, and expanded certification levels and content will provide far more value to those who have become certified.

The new program is subscription-based. If you are currently certified, your current certification is valid through the end of that particular certification, as indicated by the expiration date on your certificate. Your MECP account will reflect your current certification level through its expiration date as well for verification purposes. Once any current certification ends, or if you decide to upgrade to another certification level, you will be required to subscribe to that level within the new platform.

The changes and account access are expected to be available in early February. To learn more about these changes or to access your account, visit www.mecp.com.

For assistance with your certification status or any questions you might have about these changes, email mecp@mecp.com.

CTA Announces 2019 MECP Technician of the Year Award

ARLINGTON, VA (10.04.2019) – The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) has announced Adam Devine, owner of Devine Concepts in Naples, FL, as the recipient of the Mobile Electronics Certified Professional (MECP) Technician of the Year.

A Master Installation Technician for four years, Devine has been certified for almost 18 years. He was selected by the Vehicle Technology Division of CTA and MECP-certified experts in the aftermarket industry for his dedication to excellence and customer satisfaction; his role as a mentor to many in the industry; and constantly striving to further his knowledge on complex elements.

Adam Devine, owner of Devine Concepts in Naples, FL

“We’re excited to announce Adam Devine as the MECP Technician of the Year,” said Jeff Cantrell, MECP Committee Chairman. “The MECP program recognizes professionals who maintain industry best practices and seek continuing education in order to provide clients with outstanding service and installations. Adam has gone to great lengths to maintain and grow his own certification over many years, market the program to his clients, and maintain the highest standards in every installation.”

MECP, owned by CTA, is a certification program for installation technicians and salespeople of mobile electronics and aftermarket automotive equipment. It is the only nationally recognized program that certifies technicians on the installation techniques and capabilities of automobile information technology, entertainment, navigation and safety/security systems.

Devine will receive an expenses-paid trip to CESd 2020 and accept the award on the CTA Stage in the Grand Lobby of the Las Vegas Convention Center. CES 2020 will take place Jan. 7-10, 2020 in Las Vegas, NV.

Be at the center of vehicle technology at CES 2020 and see the latest and greatest in self-driving vehicles, concept cars and connected vehicles.

Visit cta.tech, mecp.com, and devine-concepts.com for more.