ATMT® Testing & Certification
Purpose of ATMT® Testing and Certification
ATMT® Certification sets the standard for measuring maintenance worker knowledge.
Obtaining certification from the nation’s leader in maintenance training will provide you with the
documentation you need to positively demonstrate your knowledge in the workplace.
This optional testing and certification may be used by the employer as part of a
qualified electrical worker program, or other internal safety or training program.
It can be used for assessing the training needs of workers, and can be used by the individual to
demonstrate his knowledge to an employer.
The exam can be taken online or as a timed test on paper. Online tests are non-proctored. Paper tests
can be proctored or non-proctored. Proctored testing ensures the validity and consistency of the test and
gives credibility to the final score and certification process. As a result, proctored tests carry more
weight and significance than non-proctored tests and certification documentation will mark that distinction.
By request, American Trainco may authorize a person at your company to be a proctor so that you can administer
your own exams at your convenience. Non-proctored testing can be done at any time. Please
contact us for more information
at 866-211-5231 or by email at
About the Exams
Exams consist of 50 multiple choice questions taken from a larger bank of questions. The
order of questioning varies from test to test to help ensure validity. A score of 70% is required
to pass the exam and receive ATMT® (American Trainco Maintenance Technician) certification. Most
people who study and have received prior training will score in the 70% to 85% range, which is
considered “good” for these tests.
These exams are not designed to only test knowledge learned in an American Trainco classroom!
Created as a standalone product to be used with or without our training courses, these
exams are slightly broader in theoretical scope and require additional self-study. Therefore we
recommended students review our study guides before taking an exam. It is not uncommon for
students to fail the exam if they don’t study!
Study guides are not allowed to be used when taking exams, either online or in written format!
For those companies with
qualified electrical worker programs,
this combination of training and testing helps address the "demonstrated knowledge" and "received
training" aspects of the qualified worker definition.
If you have already taken MTAA (Maintenance Training Association of the Americas) testing through
American Trainco, your scores and results are transferrable for purposes of receiving ATMT® certification.
MTAA no longer offers testing as part of its mission and has entrusted American Trainco with taking
over that responsibility. Please
contact our testing administrator
at 866-211-5231 or your sales representative for
What do all the Stars Mean?
For any given certification topic, students and test-takers at American Trainco will receive one to
five stars on their certificate of documentation:
||Passed a Non-proctored ATMT Certification Test only (online or paper test)
||Passed a Proctored ATMT Certification Test only (paper test only)
||Completed an American Trainco Training Course only
||Completed an American Trainco Training Course and Passed a Non-proctored ATMT Certification Test
||Completed an American Trainco Training Course and Passed a Proctored ATMT Certification Test
|General Public &
Available Tests and Ordering
ATMT® Testing and Certification is currently available for the following topics:
- Basic Electricity
- Electrical Troubleshooting
- Electrical Safety
- 2011 National Electrical Code*
- Variable Frequency Drives
- Basic Programmable Logic Controllers
- Generators & Emergency Power
- Air Conditioning & Refrigeration
- Boiler Operation & Maintenance
- Industrial Pumps
for ordering Study Guides and Testing, or for setting up a Proctor for your
company. Purchases for
ATMT® Certification are not available online.
Please contact our certification department at 866-211-5231
or by email at
email@example.com to place your orders.
Payment for exams is due prior to taking the test. Purchase orders will be accepted for past customers and
those who are purchasing tests in coordination with training. All others must prepay in advance by credit card.
Study guides are emailed in a PDF format for easy distribution. Printed study guides are available for an extra
$20 per copy, plus shipping charges.
*Please note: We do NOT provide a study guide for the 2011 National Electrical
Code certification test. The 2011 National Electrical Code book should be used as your study guide.
For the 2011 National Electrical Code test only, students will need their books in order to take the
test. If you do not have a 2011 National Electrical Code book you may purchase one through American
contact us for ordering.