GSE-Gas Turbine System Technician Electrical

Rating Description


Gas Turbine System Technicians Electrical (GSE) operate, repair, and perform organizational and intermediate maintenance on electrical components of ship's propulsion Gas Turbine Engines (GTE), Ship's Service Gas Turbine Generators (SSGTG), electrical distribution equipment, assigned auxiliary equipment (including AC motors, motor operated valves, solenoid operated valves, logic controllers, and automatic bus transfer systems), machinery control systems, assigned electrical and electronic equipment up to the printed circuit boards, and alarm and warning circuitry. For more detailed information, see the Rating Information Card.

There are 19 credentials closely related to the tasks performed in this Rating that may be attainable as soon as Class "A" technical school has been completed. Sailors can take advantage of these credentialing opportunities shortly following their initial training. Select "< 1 Year" for the "Experience after 'A' School" filter in the "Related Credentials" section to view these credentials.

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Voluntary Education

In addition to obtaining certifications in your field, voluntary education is another way to enhance job performance. Options for voluntary education include:

For help in making informed choices on schools and education programs when using tuition assistance, see:

Navy Learning Center Recommended Degrees for GSE-Gas Turbine System Technician Electrical

The following occupational-related degrees are recommended by the Navy Learning Center and are listed in the Navy Learning and Development Roadmap (LaDR) for GSE.

Recommended Associate Degrees

  • Industrial Management Technology
  • Power Plant Technology
  • Process Plant Technology

Recommended Bachelor/Master Degrees

  • General Engineering Technology

Collateral Duty / Out of Rate Assignments

Navy collateral duties/out of rate assignments play a vital role in the day-to-day operations and duties that Officers and Enlisted Sailors perform. Certifications and licenses are also available in these collateral duties/out of rate assignments, so please go to the Collateral Duty/Out of Rate Assignments search feature (under the Navigator) and explore more opportunities to get certified.

Opportunities Related to Academic Degrees

Out of rate or designator requests for exam funding for credentials related to an earned academic degree or a semester course may also be funded if it can be directly related to an industry certification or state license.

For example, if you have a degree in Human Resources but are serving as a Culinary Specialist, you can get funding for a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification.

If the completed degree is not in the Sailor's Joint Service Transcript (JST), the Sailor must provide proof of completion with the Voucher Request Form, OPNAV 1500/57 for funding approval. The requested credential must be included on the Navy COOL website, and the Sailor must meet all other eligibility requirements.

As with any credential, you must meet all other eligibility criteria and the certification or license vendors' requirements.

Opportunities for Prior Rate or Designator Sailors

If you have cross-rated or redesignated, you now are eligible for certifications and licenses mapped to your prior rating or designator. The “Navy Bucks” icon on the Navy COOL page for your previous position/rate indicates which certifications and licenses may be funded.

As with any credential, you must meet all other eligibility criteria and the certification or license vendors' requirements.

Opportunities Related to Off-Duty or Command-Sponsored Training

If you can document that you have completed an on- or off-duty training course that fully prepares you for a civilian certification or license, you may now be eligible to have the credential exam funded.

For example, if you took a Command-sponsored Emergency Medical Technician course, you may be eligible for funding for an EMT Basic credential.

The requested credential must appear on Navy COOL, although it does not need to show the Navy Bucks icon to be funded.

College course completion must be annotated in your Joint Service Transcript. Formal off-duty or command-sponsored training should be visible in your Electronic Training Jacket (ETJ). In lieu of an ETJ entry (where training cannot be entered into the ETJ) you will need to submit some form of, proof of completion (a certificate of completion from the course/training is sufficient). If neither of the previously mentioned methods of validating proof of completion are available, then a command correspondence (such as a command letter, memo, or PG-13 form) describing the training along with the OPNAV 1500/57 Professional Certification and Licensing Voucher Request (COOL Voucher Request Form).

As with any credential, you must meet all other eligibility criteria and the certification or license vendors' requirements.

Opportunities for Navy Reservists

If you are a Navy Reservist, officer or enlisted, you may now be eligible for funding for credentials related to your civilian occupation. The certification or license must have relevance to the needs of the Navy, and must appear on Navy COOL, although it does not need to show the Navy Bucks icon to be funded.

To validate your civilian occupation, you will need a screen shot from Navy Standard Integrated Personnel System (NSIPS) showing the Civilian Occupational Code. Please send the NSIPS screenshot with your OPNAV 1500/57 Professional Certification and Licensing Voucher Request (COOL Voucher Request Form).

In lieu of NSIPS documentation you may also submit a command endorsed and executed NAVPERS 1070/613 (PG-13) Administrative Remarks form noting your civilian occupation along with your OPNAV 1500/57 Professional Certification and Licensing Voucher Request (COOL Voucher Request Form). You must sign the PG-13.

As with any credential, you must meet all other eligibility criteria and the certification or license vendors' requirements.

Prior Other-Service Occupation

If you are Navy (Active or Reserve), you may now be eligible for funding for credentials related to prior other-Service (Army, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard) occupation. The certification or license must have relevance to the needs of the Navy, and must appear on Navy COOL, although it does not need to show the Navy Bucks Navy Bucks icon icon to be funded.

To validate your prior other-Service occupation, you will need to provide Navy COOL with a document (e.g. DD-214; or Military Service School completion certificate; or other document) showing your other-Service occupation. Please send the document (scanned & emailed) with your OPNAV 1500/57 Professional Certification and Licensing Voucher Request (COOL Voucher Request Form).

As with any credential, you must meet all other eligibility criteria and the certification or license vendors' requirements.

Credentials Earned & Maintained Prior to Joining the Navy

If you are Navy (Active or Reserve), you may now be eligible for funding for credentials that were earned, and maintained, prior to entering the Navy. The certification or license must have relevance to the needs of the Navy, and must appear on Navy COOL, although it does not need to show the Navy Bucks Navy Bucks icon icon to be funded.

To validate your earned & maintained credential, you will need to provide Navy COOL with a scanned or emailed document (e.g. credential certificate document, screenshot from your credential dashboard, digital badge, etc…) showing the credential earned and maintained. Please send the document (scanned & emailed) with your OPNAV 1500/57 Professional Certification and Licensing Voucher Request (COOL Voucher Request Form).

As with any credential, you must meet all other eligibility criteria and the certification or license vendors' requirements.

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E7

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This credential is recommended on the rating  LaDR for Sailors currently in the E-4 pay grade, BUT MAY BE TAKEN BY SAILORS IN OTHER PAY GRADES.

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This credential is recommended on the rating  LaDR for Sailors currently in the E-5 pay grade, BUT MAY BE TAKEN BY SAILORS IN OTHER PAY GRADES.

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This credential is recommended on the rating  LaDR for Sailors currently in the E-6 pay grade, BUT MAY BE TAKEN BY SAILORS IN OTHER PAY GRADES.

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This credential is recommended on the rating  LaDR for Sailors currently in the E-7 pay grade, BUT MAY BE TAKEN BY SAILORS IN OTHER PAY GRADES.

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LaDR documents are available as pay grade-specific or combined, covering all the pay grades in a rating.

Click here to go to Associate Electronics Technician (CETa) COOL training gap analysis page.

Renewal Period: 4 years

The Electronics Technicians Association, International (ETA-I), Associate Electronics Technician (CETa) is designed for technicians who have less than two years of experience or training in electronics. The CETa is the foundation for ETA’s journeyman, senior, and master specialty, and master certification programs. CETa applicants must meet the experience or training requirement and pass a written exam.
Click here to go to Fiber Optics Installer (FOI) COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 4 years

The Electronics Technicians Association, International (ETA-I), Fiber Optic Installers (FOI) certification is an intermediate-level credential for fiber optic technicians. The FOI exam focuses on a general understanding of optical fiber installation, connectorization, splicing, and testing; candidates for the FOI certification are expected to be familiar with optical fibers, connectors, and splice performance characteristics. Candidates must be proficient in the installation of connectors on various types of fiber optic cables using epoxies; additionally, FOI technicians perform mechanical and fusion splicing. Candidates must pass a written exam.
Click here to go to Fiber Optics Technician (FOT) COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 4 years

The Electronics Technicians Association, International (ETA-I), Fiber Optics Technician (FOT) certification is an intermediate-level fiber optics professional credential. Candidates for the FOT certification are expected to have knowledge of fiber optics concepts pertaining to designing, configuring, installing, and maintaining fiber optics systems. FOTs test and troubleshoot Local Area Networks (LANs) with various faults. The FOT certification is designed for technicians, system analysts, design engineers, managers, telecommunications professionals, fusion splicers, mechanical splicers, end users, and others whose professions require fiber optics knowledge and skills. The prerequisite for the FOT certification is the ETA-I Fiber Optics Installer (FOI), or equivalent work experience. Candidates must pass a written exam.
Click here to go to Certified Electronics Technician - Associate-Level (Associate CET) COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 4 years

The International Society of Certified Electronics Technicians (ISCET), Certified Electronics Technician - Associate-Level (Associate CET), is an entry-level certification for technicians and students with under four years of experience and validates the technician’s knowledge of basic electronics, including math, DC and AC circuts, transistors and troubleshooting. The Associate CET is also a pre-requisite for ISCET Journeyman level certifications. Candidates must pass a written exam.
Click here to go to Certified Electronics Technician - Journeyman-Level - Industrial COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 2 years

The International Society of Certified Electronics Technicians (ISCET), Certified Electronics Technician - Journeyman-Level – Industrial credential is for technicians working in the electronics field. Candidates must demonstrate knowledge of characteristics and applications of industrial electronic components, and the operation of devices such as triacs, SCRs, diacs, and Shockley diodes. In addition, candidates must understand transducers, transistors and op-amps operations, single-phase and three-phase control systems, motors, PLCs, and industrial electronics safety and hydraulic and pneumatic systems. Candidates must pass a written exam.

Click here to go to Certified Control Systems Technician - Level I (CCST-I) COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 3 years

The International Society of Automation (ISA), Certified Control Systems Technician – Level I (CCST-I) credential offers third-party recognition of a technician's knowledge and skills in automation and control. CCSTs understand process control looks and process control systems, including computer systems. CCSTs calibrate, document, troubleshoot, and repair/replace instrumentation for systems that measure and control level, temperature, pressure, flow, and other process variables. CCST certifications are available at three levels, depending on the level of experience, training and education, with Level I being the most basic. Candidates must meet a combination of education and experience. Candidates must pass a written exam.
Click here to go to National Chief Engineer (Limited) Steam/Motor/GT COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 5 years

The National Chief Engineer (Limited) Steam/Motor/Gas Turbine (GT) is the head of the engineering department on a merchant vessel of less than 1600GRT/3000GT and any horsepower (AHP). Chief Engineer’s oversee the engine room and auxiliary equipment, routine maintenance programs, operation of machinery, and auxiliary equipment. They respond to emergencies and report events in the appropriate logs. Additionally, Chief Engineer’s observe engine room repairs and work being done during periods of shoreside maintenance. Candidates must meet a minimum sea service, training, and exam requirement.

Click here to go to National Chief Engineer/Assistant Engineer UFIV COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 5 years

The National Chief Engineer/Assistant Engineer Uninspected Fishing Industry Vessels (UFIV) is the head of the engineering department of any tonnage and horsepower. Chief Engineers/Assistant Engineers oversee the engine room and auxiliary equipment, routine maintenance programs, operation of machinery, and auxiliary equipment. They respond to emergencies and report events in the appropriate logs. Additionally, Chief Engineers/Assistant Engineers observe engine room repairs and work being done during periods of shoreside maintenance. Candidates must meet a minimum sea service, training, and exam requirement.
Click here to go to National Assistant Engineer (OSV) COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 5 years

The National Assistant Engineer Offshore Supply Vessels (OSV) assists the Chief Engineer and performs ship maintenance, engine maintenance, machinery repairs, and fueling. They are also responsible for electrical, sewage treatment, lube oil, bilge, and oily water separation systems, and stand a watch. Their duties depend upon the type of ship or vessel and arrangement of the engine department.

Click here to go to National Lifeboatman and Lifeboatman-Limited COOL Snapshot page.

The National Lifeboatman and Lifeboatman-Limited is a Merchant Mariner Credential (MMC). A Lifeboatman is a mariner who is qualified to take charge of, lower, and operate survival craft and related survival equipment on a vessel. A Lifeboatman-Limited is a mariner who is qualified to take charge of, lower, and operate life rafts, rescue boats, and other survival equipment on vessels where lifeboats are not installed. To obtain the National Lifeboatman and Lifeboatman-Limited credential, applicants must satisfy general MMC requirements and a sea service requirement. Applicants must also pass an exam (by oral or other means) and a practical demonstration. The practical demonstration requirement may be met by completion of an approved course, provided the course includes actual practical demonstration of abilities.
Click here to go to National 3rd Assistant Engineer Steam/Motor/GT COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 5 years

The National 3rd Assistant Engineer Steam/Motor/Gas Turbine, is a mid-level license and a member of the engineering department on a merchant vessel. Engineers monitor the safe and efficient operation of engineering machinery, conduct routine maintenance and repair of engine room machinery and auxiliary equipment, and observe engine room repairs and work done by shipyard or other contractors. They also perform watch standing duties, respond to emergencies, and report special events in the appropriate logs. Engineer’s participate as a lifeboat crewmember and a firefighting and emergency response team leader and report to the Chief and/or First Assistant Engineer. There are several pathways outlined in the licensing documents to obtain a United States Coast Guard license as a Third Assistant Engineer. Candidates must meet a minimum sea service, training, and exam requirement.
Click here to go to National 1st Assistant Engineer Steam/Motor/GT COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 5 years

The National 1st Assistant Engineer Steam/Motor/Gas Turbine is a management-level license and a member of the engineering department on a merchant vessel. Engineers monitor the safe and efficient operation of engineering machinery, conduct routine maintenance and repair of engine room machinery and auxiliary equipment, and observe engine room repairs and work done by shipyard or other contractors. They also perform watch standing duties, respond to emergencies, and report special events in the appropriate logs. Engineer’s participate as a lifeboat crewmember and a firefighting and emergency response team leader and report to the Chief Engineer. The First Engineer is responsible for the engine room when the Chief is not available. There are several pathways outlined in the licensing documents to obtain a United States Coast Guard license as a First Assistant Engineer. Candidates must meet a minimum sea service, training, and exam requirement.
Click here to go to National 2nd Assistant Engineer Steam/Motor/GT COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 5 years

The National 2nd Assistant Engineer Steam/Motor/Gas Turbine is a mid-level license and a member of the engineering department on a merchant vessel. Engineers monitor the safe and efficient operation of engineering machinery, conduct routine maintenance and repair of engine room machinery and auxiliary equipment, and observe engine room repairs and work done by shipyard or other contractors. They also perform watch standing duties, respond to emergencies, and report special events in the appropriate logs. Engineer’s participate as a lifeboat crewmember and a firefighting and emergency response team leader and report to the Chief and/or First Assistant Engineer. There are several pathways outlined in the licensing documents to obtain a United States Coast Guard license as a Second Assistant Engineer. Candidates must meet a minimum sea service, training, and exam requirement.
Click here to go to National Assistant Engineer (Limited) Steam/Motor/GT COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 5 years

The National Assistant Engineer (Limited) Steam/Motor/Gas Turbine (GT) assists the Chief Engineer. They are responsible (not limited to) for ship maintenance, engine maintenance, machinery repairs, and fueling on board a Steam/Motor/GT Vessel. They are also responsible for electrical, sewage treatment, lube oil, bilge, and oily water separation systems, and stand a watch. Their duties depend upon the type of ship or vessel and arrangement of the engine department.
Click here to go to National Certification Program for Construction Code Inspectors (NCPCCI) Electrical General (2B) COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 3 years

The International Association of Electrical Inspectors (IAEI), National Certification Program for Construction Code Inspectors (NCPCCI) Electrical General (2B) certification is for individuals who display competence and professionalism in construction code knowledge such as major occupancy/use/installation problems in one- to four-story structures and basic high-rise-specific problems. To earn the 2B certification, candidates must pass a written exam.
Click here to go to Certified Calibration Technician (CCT) COOL training gap analysis page.

Renewal Period: 3 years

The American Society for Quality (ASQ), Certified Calibration Technician (CST) tests, calibrates, maintains and repairs electrical, mechanical, electromechanical, analytical and electronic measuring, recording, and indicating instruments and equipment for conformance to established standards. Candidates must have five years of on-the-job experience in one or more of the areas of the Certified Calibration Technician Body of Knowledge. If the candidates have completed a degree from a college, university, or technical school with accreditation accepted by ASQ, part of the five-year experience requirement will be waived. Candidates must pass a written examination.
Click here to go to National Chief Engineer (Unlimited) Steam/Motor/GT COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 5 years

The Chief Engineer Unlimited Steam/Motor/GT is the head of the engineering department on a merchant vessel of any tonnage or horsepower. National Chief Engineers manage the safe and efficient operations of all machinery spaces and equipment on board, oversee the engine room, auxiliary equipment, routine maintenance programs, monitor the safe and efficient operation of machinery, and auxiliary equipment, and respond to emergencies, and report events in the appropriate logs. Chief Engineers also observe engine room repairs and work being performed during periods of shoreside maintenance. Candidates must meet a minimum sea service, training, and exam requirement.

Click here to go to National Chief Engineer OSV COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 5 years

The United States Coast Guard (USCG), Chief Engineer Offshore Supply Vessel (OSV) is the head of the engineering department on an OSV of any tonnage and horsepower. National Chief Engineers manage the safe and efficient operations of all machinery spaces and equipment on board, oversee the engine room, auxiliary equipment, routine maintenance programs, monitor the safe and efficient operation of machinery, and auxiliary equipment, and respond to emergencies, and report events in the appropriate logs. Chief Engineers also observe engine room repairs and work being performed during periods of shoreside maintenance. Candidates must meet a minimum sea service, experience, and training requirements. Candidates must pass a written exam.

Click here to go to Certified Vibration Analyst - Category I COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 5 years

The Vibration Institute, Certified Vibration Analyst - Category I is an entry-level credential for professionals who specialize in machine and equipment maintenance, troubleshooting, and engineering. Vibration Analysts certified at the first level perform a range of single channel machinery vibration condition monitoring and diagnostic activities. This activity may include acquiring data on predetermined routes, testing machinery for predefined procedures, and reading comparisons alert settings. Applicants for the Category I Certified Vibration Analyst certification must meet training and experience requirements and are also required to pass an exam.
Click here to go to Certified Control Systems Technician - Level II (CCST-II) COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 3 years

The International Society of Automation (ISA), Certified Control Systems Technician – Level II (CCST-II) credential offers third-party recognition of a technician's knowledge and skills in automation and control. CCSTs understand process control looks and process control systems, including computer systems. CCSTs calibrate, document, troubleshoot, and repair/replace instrumentation for systems that measure and control level, temperature, pressure, flow, and other process variables. CCST certifications are available at three levels, depending on the level of experience, training and education, with Level II being the mid-level. Candidates must meet a combination of education and experience. Candidates must pass a written exam.
Click here to go to Certified Control Systems Technician - Level III (CCST-III) COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 3 years

The International Society of Automation (ISA), Certified Control Systems Technician – Level III (CCST-III) credential offers third-party recognition of a technician's knowledge and skills in automation and control. CCSTs understand process control looks and process control systems, including computer systems. CCSTs calibrate, document, troubleshoot, and repair/replace instrumentation for systems that measure and control level, temperature, pressure, flow, and other process variables. CCST certifications are available at three levels, depending on the level of experience, training and education, with Level III being the most advanced. Candidates must meet a combination of education and experience. Candidates must pass a written exam.
Click here to go to Electrical Power Testing - Level I COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 3 years

The National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET), Electrical Power Testing - Level I credential is an entry-level certification for electrical technicians who test equipment used in the production, transmission, and distribution of electrical power. The certification validates a technician’s knowledge required to inspect, test, and maintain electrical power equipment. Electrical Power Testing - Level I technicians work under the supervision of a higher-level technician and perform duties such as isolating and ground power equipment safely, connecting test equipment, and conducting and documenting standard tests of basic single-function equipment. Candidates must meet experience requirements and pass a written exam.

Click here to go to Electrical Power Testing - Level II COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 3 years

The National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET), Electrical Power Testing - Level II credential is a mid-level certification for electrical technicians who test equipment used in the production, transmission, and distribution of electrical power. The certification validates knowledge required to inspect, test and maintain electrical power equipment. Electrical Power Testing - Level II technicians work under general supervision and perform duties including, isolate and ground power equipment safely; connect test equipment; and conduct and document standard tests of basic (single-function) equipment. Candidates must meet experience requirements and pass a written exam.
Click here to go to Electrical Power Testing - Level III COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 3 years

The National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET), Electrical Power Testing - Level III certification is an intermediate-level credential designed for technicians who inspect, test and maintain equipment used in the production, transmission, and distribution of electrical power. Electrical Power Testing - Level III technicians manage switching procedures, perform tests of complex equipment, analyze test and equipment data, plan work and manage teams. Candidates must meet experience requirements and pass a written exam.

Click here to go to Electrical Power Testing - Level IV COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 3 years

The National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET), Electrical Power Testing - Level IV certification is an advanced-level credential for technicians who inspect, test, and maintain equipment used in the production, transmission, and distribution of electrical power. Electrical Power Testing - Level IV technicians conduct tests of complex metering and relay systems, evaluate tests, test equipment, test results, power system performance, recommend actions to maintain or improve system performance, and lead multi-team projects. Candidates must meet experience requirements and pass a written exam.

Click here to go to Certified Vibration Analyst - Category II COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 5 years

The Vibration Institute, Certified Vibration Analyst - Category II is an intermediate-level credential for professionals who specialize in machine and equipment maintenance, troubleshooting, and engineering. Vibration Analysts certified at the second level perform basic vibration analysis using single-channel instruments according to established procedures, set-up instruments, and maintain a database of results. Applicants for the Category II Certified Vibration Analyst certification must meet training and experience requirements and are also required to pass an exam.
Click here to go to Certified Balancing Specialist - Category I COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 5 years

The Vibration Institute, Certified Balancing Specialist - Category I is an entry-level credential for professionals who adjust machinery. The Certified Balancing Specialist credential validates an individual's knowledge of the basics of balancing, vibration testing and analysis, and balancing techniques. Individuals seeking certification as a Balancing Specialist are required to understand basic shop and field balancing concepts, and be able to perform vibration analysis, conduct single-plane balancing, calculate balance sensitivity and phase lag, and evaluate balance results against ISO balancing standards. Applicants are required to meet experience and training requirements and must pass an exam.
Click here to go to Basic Composites COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 3 years

The Certifying Technical Employee Competence (CertTEC), Basic Composites certification is an entry-level credential designed for composite technicians. Applicants must have knowledge of composite history, fiber reinforcements, matrix systems, and processes related to basic composite fabrication, inspection, damage assessment and repair using methods common to the composite fabrication and repair industry. Applicants must meet meet education, experience, and training requirements. Applicants must pass a written exam.
Click here to go to Basic Electricity and Electronics - Alternating Current (BEE-AC) COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 3 years

The Certifying Technical Employee Competence (CertTEC), Basic Electricity and Electronics - Alternating Current (BEE-AC) certification is an entry-level credential designed for technicians in the electricity and electronics field. The BEE-AC certification validates a professional's knowledge of various AC theories, equipment, math, cabling, and other related subjects. Applicants must meet training, experience, or education requirements. Any active or veteran military personnel whose rating or assignment is/was in the appropriate field are eligible for the BEE-AC exam. Applicants must pass a written exam.

Click here to go to Basic Electricity and Electronics - Direct Current (BEE-DC) COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 3 years

The Certifying Technical Employee Competence (CertTEC), Basic Electricity and Electronics - Direct Current (BEE-DC) certification is an entry-level credential designed for technicians in the electricity and electronics field. The exam tests applicant's hands-on troubleshooting skills and validates applicant's knowledge of basic electrical theory, magnetism, electrical safety, electronic equipment and components laws, circuits and other related subjects. Applicants must meet training, experience, or education requirements. Any active or veteran military personnel whose rating or assignment is/was in the appropriate field are eligible for the BEE-DC exam. Applicants must pass a written exam.
Click here to go to Basic Electricity and Electronics - Analog (BEE-A) COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 3 years

The Certifying Technical Employee Competence (CertTEC), Basic Electricity and Electronics - Analog (BEE-A) is an entry-level credential designed for technicians in the electricity and electronics field. BEE-A applicants must have experience with hands-on troubleshooting skills and have knowledge of various analog components, electronics, power, and other related subjects. Applicants must meet education, experience and training requirements. Applicants must pass a written exam.
Click here to go to Basic Electricity and Electronics - Digital (BEE-D) COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 3 years

The Certifying Technical Employee Competence (CertTEC), Basic Electricity and Electronics - Digital (BEE-D) certification is an entry-level credential designed for technicians in the electricity and electronics field. The exam tests applicant's hands-on troubleshooting skills and validates applicant's knowledge of various digital electricity and electronics theories, safety precautions, conversions, diagrams, and other related subjects. Applicants must meet education, experience, and training requirements. Applicants must pass a written exam.
Click here to go to National Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessel Less Than 100 GRT COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 5 years

The National Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessel (OUPV) Less Than 100 GRT is an officer endorsement for uninspected passenger vessels which by law are limited to six or less passengers for hire. These are usually smaller vessels and that engage in charter fishing, whale watching, SCUBA diving, and tour cruises. OUPV Near Coastal endorsements may be limited to 100 miles offshore, Inland or Great Lakes in accordance with 46 CFR 11.467 and the service provided. No OUPV endorsement is valid for International voyages.

Click here to go to STCW III/1 - OICEW or DDE 750 kW/1000 HP or More COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 5 years

The STCW - Officer in Charge of Engneering Watch (OICEW) or DDE 750 kW/1000 HP or More is the officer on watch in charge of the main propulsion plant of the ship, and of the associated auxiliaries. They are responsible for the safe and proper operation of such units, and for the performance of the duties prescribed in these regulations and by other competent authority. OICEW will also be responsible for power generation and distribution systems and other equipment such as refrigeration plant and pumping and ventilation systems and more.

A designated duty engineer DDE is defined by STCW as the engineer in charge of a watch in a periodically unmanned engine room. Under the United States regulations, the DDE may serve as a Chief Engineer on domestic vessels of not more than 500grt.

Click here to go to National Qualified Member of the Engineering Department (QMED) COOL Snapshot page.

The Qualified Member of the Engineering Department (QMED) is the senior most rating in the engine room and also the entry level for any merchant marine Engineering Officers License. Each QMED rating must be endorsed separately, unless one qualifies for all QMED ratings. QMED duties include, but are not limited to, inspection of equipment such as pumps, turbines, distilling plants, and condensers; lubrication and maintenance of generators, steering systems, lifeboats, and sewage disposal systems; cleaning and restoration of tools and other equipment.

Click here to go to Electronics Associate DC (EM1) COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 4 years

The Electronics Associate DC (EM1) is an entry-level credential designed for technicians in the electricity and electronics field. Candidates must pass a written examination testing their knowledge of various electrical and electronics concepts, electronic measurement equipment, electronic components, circuitry, and other related subjects specific to direct current (DC) electronics. The EM1 credential is one in a group of five credential modules; once a technician attains all five credentials, ETA will issue the Associate CET certification.
Click here to go to Electronics Associate AC (EM2) COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 4 years

The Electronics Associate AC (EM2) is an entry-level credential designed for technicians in the electricity and electronics field. Candidates must pass a written examination testing their knowledge of AC, safety, cabling, and other procedures. The EM2 credential is one in a group of five credential modules; once a technician attains all five credentials, ETA will issue the Associate CET certification.
Click here to go to Electronics Associate Analog (EM3) COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 4 years

The Electronics Associate Analog (EM3) is an entry-level credential designed for technicians in the electricity and electronics field. Candidates must pass a written examination testing their knowledge of diodes, transistors, thyristors, integrated circuits, optoelectronic devices, power supplies, basic test equipment and measurements, mathematics and formulas, amplifiers, and other related subjects. The EM3 credential is one in a group of five credential modules; once a technician attains all five credentials, ETA will issue the Associate CET certification.
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Renewal Period: 4 years

The Electronics Associate Digital (EM4) is an entry-level credential designed for technicians in the electricity and electronics field. Candidates must pass a written examination testing their knowledge of various digital electricity and electronics concepts, numbering systems and conversions, and other related subjects. The EM4 credential is one in a group of five credential modules; once a technician attains all five credentials, ETA will issue the Associate CET certification.
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Renewal Period: 4 years

The Electronics Associate Comprehensive (EM5) is an entry-level credential designed for technicians in the electricity and electronics field. Candidates must pass a written examination testing their knowledge of soldering, desoldering, tools, electrical conductors, AC power distribution, circuit protection, circuit controls, generators, motors, interfacing of electronics products, and technician work procedures. The EM5 credential is one in a group of five credential modules; once a technician attains all five credentials, ETA will issue the Associate CET certification.
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Renewal Period: 3 years

The Electrical Generating Systems Association (EGSA), Electrical Generator Systems Technician Certification - Apprentice is an entry-level certification that demonstrates an individual's knowledge of on-site power generation equipment and systems. Electrical Generator Systems Technician Apprentices have knowledge of electricity, mechanical, and electrical components and the interactions between them and are proficient in the installation, service, maintenance, and repair of on-site power generation systems. There are no formal education or experience requirements, but candidates must pass a written exam.
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Renewal Period: 5 years

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC), while not formally a license or certification in and of itself, is required by the Maritime Transportation Security Act for workers who need access to secure areas of the nation's maritime facilities and vessels. TSA conducts a security threat assessment (background check) to determine a person's eligibility and issues the credential. U.S. citizens and immigrants in certain immigration categories may apply for the credential.
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Renewal Period: 3 years

The American Petroleum Institute (API), Source Inspector Electrical Equipment (SIEE) is a mid-level certification designed for individuals who perform tasks relating to the quality surveillance of materials, equipment and fabrications at the supplier/vendor level in the oil, petrochemical and gas industries. SIEEs act on behalf of purchasers to examine fabricated and manufactured equipment and materials at a supplier's facility, as well as confirm that the supplier's quality management system is being utilized effectively. Candidates for the SIEE must meet educational and experience requirements and must pass a written exam.
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The North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), Reliability Operator Certification (RC) is an intermediate-level credential for professionals who operate bulk electric systems. System Operators monitor power flows, voltages and status of equipment on the transmission system, and ensure the safe and reliable operation of the bulk electric system. Candidates for the RC are expected to have knowledge of resource and demand balancing, transmission, emergency preparedness, contingency analysis and reliability, and managing communications and data. Candidates must pass a written exam.
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Renewal Period: 3 years

The North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), Balancing, Interchange, and Transmission System Operator Certification (BT) is an intermediate-level credential for professionals who operate bulk electric systems. System Operators monitor power flows, voltages and status of equipment on the transmission system, and ensure the safe and reliable operation of the bulk electric system. Candidates for the BT are expected to have knowledge of resource and demand balancing, transmission, emergency preparedness, contingency analysis and reliability, and managing communications and data.
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The North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), Transmission System Operator Certification (TO) is an intermediate-level credential for professionals who operate bulk electric systems. System Operators monitor power flows, voltages and status of equipment on the transmission system, and ensure the safe and reliable operation of the bulk electric system. Candidates for the TO are expected to have knowledge of resource and demand balancing, transmission, emergency preparedness, contingency analysis and reliability, and managing communications and data.
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The North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), Balancing and Interchange Operator Certification (BI) is an intermediate-level credential for professionals who operate bulk electric systems. System Operators monitor power flows, voltages and status of equipment on the transmission system, and ensure the safe and reliable operation of the bulk electric system. Candidates for the BI are expected to have knowledge of resource and demand balancing, transmission, emergency preparedness, contingency analysis and reliability, and managing communications and data.

In Demand

This certification is considered in demand. The U.S. Department of Labor sponsored CareerOneStop's analysis indicates the certification is frequently mentioned in online job postings.

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Gap Analysis

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GI Bill®

Reimbursement for exam fees has been approved for payment through the GI Bill.

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Some

Credential is related to some tasks associated with the duties of the rating (at least one critical task but less than 80%)

Most

Credential is directly related to most of the major duties associated with the rating (at least 80%)

Other

Credential is related to this military occupation, but is more advanced or specialized and therefore will likely require additional education, training, or experience

High

Highly attainable: Credential is related to the duties performed within the military occupation, the minimum education requirement = HS or less and/or minimum experience = 2 years or less experience and no additional requirements.

Medium

Moderate ease of attainment: Credential is related to the duties performed within the military occupation, the minimum education requirement = Associate's and/or prerequisite and/or minimum experience = more than 2 years and less than 10 years of experience.

Low

May be difficult to attain: Credential is related to the duties performed within the military occupation, the minimum education requirement is a Bachelor's degree, and/or minimum experience is 10 or more years.

Most – Tasks in these careers match most duties of the military job or specialty (approximately 80% or greater)
Some – Tasks in these careers match some duties of the military job or specialty (greater than 20% but less than 80%)
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