IT certifications are absolutely not necessary for a repair technician to have. Don't feel like you can't repair something because you aren't certified to do so. Certifications aren't the boss of you.

That being said, IT certifications aren't necessarily worthless:

  1. Earning a certification can be an important confidence-boosting activity for new repair technicians.
  2. Having a certification can be an important marketing tool for repair technicians trying to distinguish themselves from the competition. And some certifications give access to technical information, parts, and leads.

There are many certifications out there. Here are a few more common certifications that repair technicians hold.

iFixit MasterTech Certification ¶ 

The iFixit MasterTech Certification is a smartphone repair technician's proof of technical repair proficiency—backed by the most trusted brand in electronics repair.

It's a two part test. First, an extensive multiple choice exam covering Apple iPhone and Samsung Galaxy repair, general electronic device repair knowledge, and repair business operations. Second, a hands-on disassembly and reassembly of a smartphone—from memory—to demonstrate skills and prove mastery of mobile repair.

CompTIA ¶ 

CompTIA offers a range of IT certifications. CompTIA A+, the most common certification in the IT industry, is a vendor neutral certification that covers numerous technologies and operating systems from vendors such as Microsoft, Apple, Novell and some of the Linux distributions.

Apple Certified Macintosh Technician (ACMT) ¶ 

Apple offers the ACMT as the official certification for repair technicians. However, further certification is required to allow the ACMT to perform warranty repairs.

Microsoft Registered Refurbisher ¶ 

Microsoft Registered Refurbishers are PC refurbishers officially endorsed by Microsoft. In addition to providing the official designation, Microsoft offers low-cost genuine Windows software to participating refurbishers.

I am going to look into these. The information learned throughout a certification process cannot hurt!

Kyle - Antwort

This is really good information. Very informative

milanduj - Antwort

Finally a concise and easily understood information on the certifications available to repair technician, thank you very much.

Benaiahb - Antwort

This seems very helpful and instructional, step-by-step guide won't hurt.

Deontre Rawlings - Antwort

Has there been an update to the iFixit Master Tech Certification?

Phillip Zannini - Antwort

There is an update in the works!

Matt Zieminski -

is this for real? like all of it cause i can do all of those things my dad used to be a licensed repair man for GE and maytag.

Peyton Emery - Antwort

Are the above certifications still active?

shuaib - Antwort

Are there any possibilities for certification in Ukraine? It’s interesting if you have a test in russian or ukrainian. Or maybe our engineers can pass an exam with translator?

eugenegalkin - Antwort

Great resources, a lot of certificates these days and most for technical not so many for developers and most of them cost a lot of money. Any help with Apple Certificates check the IT Technicians Professionals application on Apple Store all questions are up to date and no need to pay for Apple program :)

zzdravkin - Antwort

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