Meet Eligibility Requirements
Eligibility requirements can vary in different areas. You will have to check in your state or province to know exactly what is required. Generally you are required to hold a high school diploma as a minimum level of education. If you have done GED, that is also acceptable. In some areas you must have a clean record and no criminal convictions to be able to get the certification.
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Once you have met the requirements and are aware of the courses for which you will be tested, study hard for the certification. The level of testing is generally pretty tough and one has to have a good grip on the field of study to be able to pass and score well on the test. A good score will reflect well on the resume and will send perspective employers a signal that you are serious about work.
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Gain Some Experience
Gaining some experience prior to certification may also come in handy. This will show you the aspect of how the work is done and will give you an edge during study as well.
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Once you have been certified as a technician by the local or national body with which you took your exam, make sure that you stay certified. Most certifications will require you to renew the certification from time to time. Some will require a small fee while others may hold a fresh test every few years to re-certify you or renew your existing certification. Make sure that you are up to date and certified at all times.
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