National Credential
Credential: Basic Electricity and Electronics - Direct Current (BEE-DC)  ICAC resource
Credentialing Agency: Certifying Technical Employee Competence (CertTEC)

The Basic Electricity and Electronics - Direct Current (BEE-DC) certification is an entry-level credential designed for technicians in the electricity and electronics field. The exam tests applicant's hands-on troubleshooting skills and validates applicant's knowledge of basic electrical theory, magnetism, electrical safety, electronic equipment and components laws, circuits and other related subjects. Applicants have different options to meet the eligibility requirements, active duty or veteran military personnel whose rating or assignment is/was in the related field meet the eligibility requirement for BEE-DC certification.

More information can be found on the certifying agency's website.

Renewal Period: 3 years

Basic Electricity and Electronics - Direct Current (BEE-DC)

The following Army Occupations provide training and/or experience that contributes to attaining this credential:

Personnel Category Occupation Occupation Type Related As Promotion Points Skill Level Star Proponent Funded Gap Analysis
Enlisted 89D Explosive Ordnance Disposal Specialist MOS some  Promotion Points: This certification has been approved for promotion points. Click for more information.        
Enlisted 94A Land Combat Electronic Missile System Repairer MOS most  Promotion Points: This certification has been approved for promotion points. Click for more information.     Proponent FundedFunded  
Enlisted 94D Air Traffic Control Equipment Repairer MOS most  Promotion Points: This certification has been approved for promotion points. Click for more information.     Proponent FundedFunded  
Enlisted 94E Radio Equipment Repairer MOS most  Promotion Points: This certification has been approved for promotion points. Click for more information.     Proponent FundedFunded  
Enlisted 94F Computer/Detection Systems Repairer MOS most  Promotion Points: This certification has been approved for promotion points. Click for more information.     Proponent FundedFunded  
Enlisted 94H Test, Measurement, and Diagnostic Equipment (TMDE) Maintenance Support Specialist MOS most  Promotion Points: This certification has been approved for promotion points. Click for more information.     Proponent FundedFunded  
Enlisted 94M Radar Repairer MOS most  Promotion Points: This certification has been approved for promotion points. Click for more information.     Proponent FundedFunded  
Enlisted 94P Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) Repairer MOS most  Promotion Points: This certification has been approved for promotion points. Click for more information.     Proponent FundedFunded  
Enlisted 94R Avionic And Survivability Equipment Repairer MOS most  Promotion Points: This certification has been approved for promotion points. Click for more information.     Proponent FundedFunded  
Enlisted 94S Patriot System Repairer MOS most  Promotion Points: This certification has been approved for promotion points. Click for more information.     Proponent FundedFunded  
Enlisted 94T Short Range Air Defense System Repairer MOS most  Promotion Points: This certification has been approved for promotion points. Click for more information.     Proponent FundedFunded  
Enlisted 94Y Automatic Test Systems Operator And Maintainer MOS most  Promotion Points: This certification has been approved for promotion points. Click for more information.     Proponent FundedFunded  
Enlisted A9 CH-47F Helicopter/UH-60M Helicopter Qualification ASI some          
Enlisted U3 Hunter Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) ASI some          

Army Table Legend


Related As

The military occupations shown in this table are related to this credential in one of four ways: Most, Some, or Other.

Most: This credential is directly related to most of the major duties associated with the military occupation (at least 80%). Note that the credential may require additional education, training or experience before you are eligible for it.

Some: This credential is related to some tasks associated with the duties of the military occupation (related 80% to at least one or more critical tasks but less than 80% of all of the entire military occupation). Note that the credential may require additional education, training or experience before you are eligible for it.

Other: This credential is related to this military occupation, but is more advanced or specialized and therefore will likely require additional education, training, or experience.

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This credential has been approved for promotion points for this MOS towards promotion to Sergeant and Staff Sergeant. Clicking the Promotion Points icon will open a link to the promotion points fact sheet.

Skill Level Designation

Skill Level I: This skill level consists of all Soldiers in the ranks of Private (pay grade E-1) up to Specialist (pay grade E-4). Time in Service (TIS) is generally between initial entry and four Years of Service (YOS). This skill level is Entry-level positions requiring performance of tasks under direct supervision.

Institutional training:

  • Structured Self-Development (SSD) level I
  • Basic Leader Course (BLC)

Skill Level II: This skill level is obtained when promoted to Sergeant (paygrade E-5). TIS is generally between 4-8 YOS. Positions requiring performance of more difficult tasks under general supervision; and in some instances, involving supervision of Soldiers in SL1.

Institutional training:

  • Structured Self-Development (SSD) level II
  • Advance Leader Course (ALC)

Skill Level III: This skill level is obtained when promoted to Staff Sergeant (paygrade E-6). TIS is generally between 8-12 YOS. Positions requiring performance of still more difficult tasks and involving first line supervision of Soldiers in SL1 & SL2.

Institutional training:

  • Senior Leader Course (SLC)
  • Structured Self-Development (SSD) level III

Skill level IV: This skill level is obtained when promoted to the rank of Sergeant First Class (paygrade E-7). TIS is generally between 12-18 YOS. Positions requiring relatively detailed knowledge of all tasks specified for a given MOS, normally involving first-line supervision of Soldiers in SLs 1, 2, and 3, and involving managerial duties.

Institutional training:

  • Master Leader Course (MLC)
  • Structured Self-Development (SSD) level IV
  • Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education (SEJPME) I Course

Skill level V: This skill level is obtained when promoted to the rank of Master Sergeant (paygrade E-8). TIS is generally between 18-22 YOS. Positions requiring direct and indirect leadership roles with expertise in company and battalion-level operations and competency across a given CMF, serving as members of a staff at every level in the Army, with a full understanding of the allocation of resources and their utilization in order to accomplish Army functions and missions.

Institutional training:

  • United States Army Sergeants Major Academy (USASMA)
  • Structured Self-Development (SSD) level V

Skill level VI: This skill level is obtained when promoted to the rank of Sergeants Major (paygrade E-9). TIS is generally between 22-30 YOS. Positions requiring organizational leadership roles with multi-dimensional expertise in units and teams on division, corps, and Army staffs, integrated with Joint, Interagency, Intergovernmental, and Multinational (JIIM) partners with a full understanding of the Force Generation process, operations at all echelons, and how the Army runs.

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Star credentials are MOS enhancing, as designated by the Proponent. MOS enhancing credentials are directly related to an MOS or ASI, are taught either partially or completely as part of a Program of Instruction (POI), and improve the MOS technical proficiency.

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This icon indicates credentials which Soldiers may have funded through their MOS proponent. Some proponents offer credentialing opportunities in conjunction with military training and/or as part of MOS development beyond the training base.

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Basic Electricity and Electronics - Direct Current (BEE-DC)

Eligibility Requirements ()

Note: This credential may have multiple options for becoming eligible. Listed below are the minimum requirements based on the minimum degree required. To view other options, see the Eligibility tab.

  • Credential Prerequisite
  • Experience: 2 years
  • Education: High School Diploma/GED
  • Training
  • Membership
  • Other
  • Fee

Exam Requirements ()

  • Written Exam
  • Oral Exam
  • Practical Exam
  • Performance Assessment

Renewal Period: 3 years

  • Continuing Education
  • Exam
  • Continuing Education OR Exam
  • Fee
  • Other

Certifying Technical Employee Competence (CertTEC)
7099 N. Atlantic Avenue
Suite 300
Cape Canaveral, FL  32920
Phone: (321) 730-1020
Fax: (321) 890-0016
Email: information@certtec.com

Basic Electricity and Electronics - Direct Current (BEE-DC)

Option 1: Applicant should have completed advance training in the Direct Current (DC) discipline.

Option 2: Applicant should have at least two years of work experience in DC technician field.

Option 3: Applicant should be an active or veteran military personnel whose rating or assignment is or was in the field of direct current electronics.

Option 4: Applicant should be a college or technical school graduate with two-year degree in engineering/technology related discipline.

Basic Electricity and Electronics - Direct Current (BEE-DC)

  • Basic Electrical Theory
  • Magnetism
  • Basic Electrical Safety
  • Electronic Equipment
  • Electronic Components
  • Ohms Law for Electronics
  • Basic Mathematics for Electronics
  • Electronic Measurements
  • Series Circuits for Electronics
  • Parallel Circuits for Electronics
  • Series/Parallel Combination Circuits for Electronics
  • Battery Power Supplies

There are a number of resources available to help you prepare for the Basic Electricity and Electronics - Direct Current (BEE-DC) examination:

An additional resource is Safari Books Online, a searchable digital library that provides online access to thousands of books, training videos and conference sessions. See the Educational Resources page here on COOL to learn how to get free access.

Basic Electricity and Electronics - Direct Current (BEE-DC)

Renewal Period: 3 years

The Basic Electricity and Electronics - Direct Current (BEE-DC) credential has the following recertification information:

  • The CertTEC certifications are valid for three years from issuance. To renew certification, the agency offers 3 options– the Work Verification Method, the Alternate Method that involves earning a minimum of 18 Alternate Recertification Credits (ARCs), or lastly the Equivalent Knowledge Exam Method. Additional recertification details can be obtained from CertTEC Recertification Policy.