American Trucking Assns.’ Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) is offering a Certified Specialist Program for users of the Vehicle Maintenance Reporting Standards (VMRS), the industry standard coding convention for tracking equipment and maintenance information.
The program was established to provide current VMRS users a means of demonstrating their expertise and proficiency, and to create a greater awareness of the knowledge and use of VMRS, TMC said. It highlights the importance of VMRS to employers and encourages employees to continue their VMRS education. Certified VMRS Specialists will have an added credential that documents their expertise.
“VMRS has been an important tool for successful fleet operation for more than 40 years and now users can receive acknowledgment of their skills,” said Carl Kirk, vice president - maintenance, information technology & logistics of ATA. “The Certified VMRS Specialist Program will help broaden the scope and importance of VMRS to the maintenance community.”
The certification testing process consists of 15 multiple choice and one essay question pertaining to the use and implementation of VMRS. The questions will assess an applicant’s knowledge of the VMRS coding structure and guidelines. The certification is valid for two years; applicants must retest to keep their status valid.
The certification testing will cost $100 for ATA/TMC members; $125 for non-members. In cases of a failing grade, one free retest will be administered. An applicant must obtain a passing grade of 80% to qualify for certification status. If an applicant fails both tests, all subsequent testing will be administered at full price.
Register for testing online at http://www.atabusinessolutions.com, Item Number T0902 or call 703-838-7928. There is no time limit on taking the test; the renewal period starts on the initial date of purchase.
Additional information on the VMRS Certified Specialist program is available by contacting Jack Poster, VMRS Services Manager, at 703-838-7928 or [email protected].