SAE International Announces Vehicle Electrification Program: Certificate and
WARRENDALE, Pa., Nov. 14, 2012
WARRENDALE, Pa., Nov. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --SAE International is
introducing a personnel certification program that enables engineers, product
development technicians, and other associated personnel to earn a certificate
of competency or certification in the area of vehicle electrification (VE).
Through a process that engaged a group of auto industry subject matter
experts, a vehicle electrification body of knowledge was developed and
segmented into three distinct levels to meet the needs of specific personnel.
Exam questions were generated to align with the body of knowledge to address
each of the three levels.
The VE Fundamentals and Safety Certificate of Competency is designed for
individuals who require training and validation of knowledge in general
electrified vehicle architectures, basic electricity and electronics, and
critical safety precautions and procedures. Job roles include manufacturing
personnel, procurement, sales, management, and engineering undergraduate
students. This credential requires completing an online training course and
passing an online exam.
The VE Professional Certification level, due to launch in February 2013, is
designed for individuals to validate mastery of knowledge in general VE safety
and all major VE systems. Job roles include engineers, technicians, and other
technical personnel assigned to electrified vehicle platforms but not involved
with direct design of VE systems. Passing an online exam results in
certification that remains in force for three years.
The VE Engineer/Scientist Certification level will launch in March 2013 and is
for individuals to validate mastery of knowledge in the science and design of
all major VE systems. Job roles include engineers and R&D scientists engaged
in focused research or product design of VE systems such as battery packs,
motors, power electronics, and systems integration. Passing an online exam
also results in certification that remains in force for three years.
As with many industry-driven certificates and certifications, SAE
International's intent is that these credentials will help individuals elevate
their stature within their organizations and offer them increased employment
portability. Companies will also value having credentialed professionals on
staff to ensure they have the proper skills and to enhance credibility with
their customers. Additionally, human resource personnel often utilize these
types of professional credentials as a differentiator for job applicants.
SAE International has partnered with Plexus Corporation, an internationally
established training company, to assist in the development and delivery of
exams and training.
For more information, please contact SAE International at
email@example.com or visit http://www.sae.org/training/credentialing/.
SAE International is a global association of more than 133,000 engineers and
related technical experts in the aerospace, automotive and commercial-vehicle
industries. SAE International's core competencies are life-long learning and
voluntary consensus standards development. SAE International's charitable arm
is the SAE Foundation, which supports many programs, including A World In
Motion® and the Collegiate Design Series.
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Contact: Shawn Andreassi, SAE International, via firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-724-772-8522
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