Principles of Small Engine Technology Certification
endorsed by Equipment & Engine Training Council


About the Certification

The Principles of Small Engine Technology Certification endorsed by the Equipment & Engine Training Council provides students with an in-depth knowledge of small engine technology and equips students with the fundamental skills necessary to pursue a career within this industry.

Students seeking to earn this certification will have access to video demonstrations from industry professionals and specialists working within the field. The certification consists of  11 modules and a 100-question final certification exam.

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Erik Sides
Executive Director
Equipment & Engine Training Council

Learning Objectives

  • Select and identify standard tools and equipment while demonstrating proper safety procedures, maintenance and storage.
  • Demonstrate how to properly assemble and disassemble a small gas engine.
  • Understand four-stroke engine operation, normal combustion and abnormal combustion.
  • Evaluate the components and operation of four-stroke engines, including cooling systems, uses of engine oil and lubrication systems.
  • Identify the various components of fuel systems, such as proper use of fuel and fuel types, carburetors and carburetor functions, fuel delivery methods, and engine management.
  • Discuss the standards of four-stroke engine emission systems, engine servicing and emissions warranties.
  • Identify the various components of electrical systems, such as electrical ignition, functions of ignition systems, spark plugs and spark plug function, and engine charging and starting systems.
  • Explain the mechanical and electronic functions of governor systems.
  • Understand various maintenance procedures and the importance of servicing and troubleshooting engine systems.

Certification Lessons

1: Four-Stroke Engine: Overview 7: Four-Stroke Engine: Servicing & Troubleshooting
2: Four-Stroke Engine: Components & Operation 8: Small Engine Tools, Parts & Equipment: Identification & Operation
3: Four-Stroke Engine: Fuel System 9: Small Gas Engine: Disassembly Procedures
4: Four-Stroke Engine: Emmissions System 10: Small Gas Engine: Assembly Procedures
5: Four-Stroke Engine: Electrical System 11: Small Engine Technology: Troubleshooting, Repair, Service & Maintenance
6: Four-Stroke Engine: Governor Systems