Behind the Mobile Electronics Certified Professional Cert
In any maturing industry there’s a point where it evolves into a viable economic engine providing its participating members with what some might call ‘a real job.’ Such is the case for the 12-volt aftermarket segment of consumer electronics on the installation side of the business. The job of a ‘car audio installer’ has really become one of great complexity over the years and now spans the gamut of electronics that are part of today’s modern vehicle, from entertainment to safety and security.
Professionals who’ve made a career in this industry are no longer just installers; they are considered highly skilled installation technicians. One of the paths toward that career mindset is industry-specific credentials. Some would say it’s the critical difference between a job and a career.
Roots of an Industry-Focused Credential
Way back in 1991, the concept of an industry-focused credential was born from the minds of the original advisors/contributors to the trade magazine Installation News.