National Credential
Credential: Certified Calibration Technician (CCT)  GI Bill resource
Credentialing Agency: American Society for Quality (ASQ)

The Certified Calibration Technician (CCT) tests, calibrates, maintains and repairs electrical, mechanical, electromechanical, analytical and electronic measuring, recording and indicating instruments and equipment for conformance to established standards. Candidate must have five years of on-the-job experience in one or more of the areas of the Certified Calibration Technician Body of Knowledge (If the candidate has completed a degree from a college, university, or technical school with accreditation accepted by ASQ, part of the five-year experience requirement will be waived). Candidate must pass a written examination.

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

Renewal Period: 3 years

Certified Calibration Technician (CCT)

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 91B Wheeled Vehicle Repairer MOS other          
Enlisted 91D Tactical Power Generation Specialist MOS other          
Enlisted 91F Small Arms/Towed Artillery Repairer MOS other          
Enlisted 91M Bradley Fighting Vehicle System Maintainer MOS some  Promotion Points: This certification has been approved for promotion points. Click for more information.        
Enlisted 91P Self Propelled Artillery Systems Maintainer MOS some  Promotion Points: This certification has been approved for promotion points. Click for more information.        
Enlisted 91S Stryker Systems Maintainer MOS some  Promotion Points: This certification has been approved for promotion points. Click for more information.        
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. II Star credentialStar    
Enlisted E5 Instrument Maintenance (Power Station) ASI most          
Warrant Officer 170B Electronic Warfare Technician WOMOS some        
Warrant Officer 915A Automotive Maintenance Warrant Officer WOMOS other        
Warrant Officer 915E Senior Automotive Maintenance Warrant Officer/Senior Ordnance Logistics Warrant Officer WOMOS other        
Warrant Officer 919A Engineer Equipment Maintenance Warrant Officer WOMOS some        
Warrant Officer 948D Electronic Missile Systems Maintenance Warrant Officer WOMOS 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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A detailed analysis comparing the credential requirements to the military occupation has been completed. Click on the gap analysis icon to view the analysis page.

Certified Calibration Technician (CCT)

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: 5 years
  • Education
  • 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

American Society for Quality (ASQ)
600 N Plankinton Avenue
Milwaukee, WI  53203
Phone: (800) 248-1946
Fax: (414) 272-1734
Email: help@asq.org

Certified Calibration Technician (CCT)

Candidate must have five years of on-the-job experience in one or more of the areas of the Certified Calibration Technician Body of Knowledge.

Part of the five-year experience requirement will be waived if the candidate has completed a degree from a college, university, or technical school with accreditation accepted by ASQ, as follows (only one of these waivers may be claimed):

  • Diploma from a technical, military, or trade school—two years waived
  • Associate degree—two years waived
  • Bachelor's degree—two years waived
  • Master's or doctorate—two years waived

 

The Certified Calibration Technician (CCT) credential has the following other requirements:

  • Candidate must meet the minimum expectations for a Certified Quality Technician as set by American Society for Quality (ASQ). Details can be obtained from ASQ website, see the CCT Brochure and the CCT page.

Certified Calibration Technician (CCT)

  • General Metrology
  • Measurement Systems
  • Calibration Systems
  • Measurement Uncertainty and Applied Math
  • Quality Systems And Standards

There are a number of resources available to help you prepare for the Certified Calibration Technician (CCT) 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.

Testing for this credential is handled by Prometric. The test centers are located in the U.S.

To find out more, use the following links on the Prometric website:

For more information on the American Society for Quality (ASQ) testing process, visit the agency website.

Certified Calibration Technician (CCT)

Renewal Period: 3 years

The Certified Calibration Technician (CCT) credential has the following recertification information:

  • The CCT certification is renewed every three years by obtaining and documenting 18 recertification units (RUs) in a recertification journal and paying a journal fee or retaking the certification exam at the end of the three year recertification period and paying an exam fee.

    Additional information can be found on the ASQ website.

Certified Calibration Technician (CCT)

Additional considerations for the Certified Calibration Technician (CCT) include:

  • Candidates who are active members of the U.S military are eligible for discounted exam fees. Candidate must submit a copy of their military ID at time of application. For more information visit the CCT Application information on the ASQ website.