Charged EVs | SkillFusion launches EVSE Diagnostic Technician credentialing program

As EV chargers proliferate, an army of technicians will be needed to keep them in working order (and the sooner the better).

SkillFusion’s new EVSE Diagnostic Technician (EDT) Credentialing Program provides non-electricians with the needed skills and certifications to carry out specific technical work on EV chargers, such as servicing communication and networking systems. The program is now live and accepting enrollment.

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law specifies that licensed electricians responsible for installing and maintaining National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI)-funded infrastructure must hold continuing education credit. SkillFusion’s EDT program complements this by offering credentials for non-electrical professionals to maintain and service EV chargers.

SkillFusion provides charger-agnostic skill enhancement and certification covering the full spectrum of skills needed to support EV charger operations, including technical support, networking and communications, cybersecurity, monthly operations and maintenance (O&M), and more. As workers complete their certifications, they will be added to the company’s database of certified technicians—both for electrical and non-electrical workers—which allows EVSE O&M providers to access a skilled labor pool.

“As the NEVI program aims to build a widespread network of 500,000 EV chargers throughout the United States, the need for workers to not only install but maintain this infrastructure becomes critical,” said Elaina Farnsworth, co-founder and CEO of SkillFusion. “Not every service job will require a licensed electrician. SkillFusion’s training will provide the sector with a pipeline of certified technicians with a broader range of skills. We are supporting the industry’s goal to reduce charger downtime and increase charger reliability across the country.”

Source: SkillFusion