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MECP Program Purchase and Overhaul Promises Improved Access

January 21, 2021 -- The MECP program, previously owned and operated by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)®, has been purchased by the Certification Systems Technology Company™ (CTSC). This new company was founded and is operated by industry veteran Kris Bulla who has more than 25 years' experience with the MECP program and its operations.

In February 2021, the program will leap forward into an all-digital format. "The new all-digital format will make it far easier to get access to the educational material and take the logistical nightmare out of locating a testing center or trying to create a testing environment at your home or office. You can now learn from anywhere you have Internet access, at any time." Says Kris Bulla, Certification Systems Technology Company founder, and president. Learning content from the existing study guides has been transitioned to a new online learning platform that provides access to both the study material and testing from any computer, phone, or tablet with an Internet connection. This digital format removes the need to carry or use a physical study guide and eliminates the need to schedule and travel to a testing center. A new learning progress tracker allows learning at the user's pace and promotes higher-level certification achievement. Future improvements like a Technician Finder tool, account management, and expanded certification levels and content will provide far more value to those who have become certified.

The new program is subscription-based. If you are currently certified, your current certification is valid through the end of that particular certification, as indicated by the expiration date on your certificate. Your MECP account will reflect your current certification level through its expiration date as well for verification purposes. Once any current certification ends, or if you decide to upgrade to another certification level, you will be required to subscribe to that level within the new platform.

The changes and account access are expected to be available in early February. To learn more about these changes or to access your account, visit For assistance with your certification status or any questions you might have about these changes, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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