Flo helping develop SAE EV supply equipment technician certification

AUBURN HILLS–Flo, the electric vehicle charging company based in Quebec with manufacturing operations in Auburn Hills, announced that it helped develop a new program to educate and certify future EV charging station technicians.

Experts from Flo supported SAE International, the world’s leading authority in mobility standards development, on building their new Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Technician Certification program.

Flo Senior Network Operations Manager Benoit Lemieux-Lepage provided insight and recommendations to ensure the program’s curriculum was comprehensive and requirements were first-rate.

“As more and more EV charging stations are deployed, the industry will see an increasing need for technicians to help keep them operational,” Lemieux-Lepage said. “At Flo, we are dedicated to providing the best charging experience for all EV drivers while investing in future green jobs. This training and certification program will help build a new generation of qualified technicians and play a direct role in ensuring EV drivers have reliable charging experiences.”

The certification program will provide education and skills for technicians who maintain, repair, and operate EV charging stations. The Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Technician Certification will be granted to technicians who have successfully completed a comprehensive training program and passed a rigorous exam administered by SAE ITC Probitas Authentication.

“Certification programs are built upon the foundations of technical credibility,” said Michael Paras, Manager Business Development and Strategic Partnerships for SAE International. “As the world’s largest mobility standards organization and technical society, SAE fully leveraged our global network to assemble the world’s leading experts and companies to develop a body of knowledge on which the certification is based. The final result is a comprehensive, technically sound, and credible program built by industry for industry.”

The certification program and exam are expected to be available by the end of 2023. To register for updates, visit SAE International.

For more on FLO’s products and mission, visit flo.com.

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