LEVA E-Bike Technician Training and Certification
The Light Electric Vehicle Association (LEVA) E-Bike Technician Training and Certification Program consists of 3 levels of training and certification. The training has been developed for LEVA by Dr. Don Gerhardt and various LEVA members and E-Bike manufacturers. The training is based on training developed on battery systems and electric vehicles for universities and community colleges by Dr. Gerhardt. Read Dr. Gerhardt's bio.
Level 1 Course
Level 1 is a 2-hour basic training course that provides an introduction for technicians to E-bikes, batteries, battery chargers, controllers, controls, displays, electric motors and wiring systems. Tools are not required for the Level 1 introduction . Over 250 technicians from all over the world have completed requirements for Level 1 certification since the Level 1 course became available in January 2012
Level 1 basic training course and certificate is available online, details are at the LEVA CERTIFIED TECHNICIAN TRAINING page under the INFORMATION header at the top of the webpage.
Level 2 Course
Level 2 is an 8-hour intermediate training course that includes both class room instruction and hands on training. Students learn electrical theory, how E-Bike components function, how to diagnose failures on all the components and how to replace failed electrical components. Students learn how to set up E-Bikes, solder, make electrical connections, use multimeters, use DC clamp on meters, use motor-controller-throttle testers and how to install and interpret data from the Cycle Analyst power meter during the hands on training. A Level 2 tool kit is available for purchase (USD $750) following the class. An E-bike and a bike test stand which are required for the course will be provided. Cost of this course for LEVA Members is USD $200
Level 3 Course
Level 3 is an 8-hour advanced training course that includes both class room instruction and hands on training. Students learn how to diagnose complex failures and repair the components. Students learn how to operate a computer controlled battery analyzer to determine the precise capacity of bicycle batteries. The student will be able to provide battery analyses to their customers and advise when it is time to replace the battery. A Level 3 tool kit is available for purchase (USD $1,500) following the class. The Level 3 tool kit includes a computerized battery analyzer, advanced software, data logger for the Cycle Analyst and tools to repair E-Bike components. An E-bike, bike test stand, computer and printer which are required for the course will be provided. Cost of this course for LEVA Members is USD $400