There are four EIT Grade levels and a typical career ladder:

  • Grade 1 Entry Level
  • Grade 2 Journey
  • Grade 3 Lead
  • Grade 4 Manager

Grade levels go from entry level (Grade 1) to the management level (Grade 4). Grade levels 2, 3, and 4 require a combination of experience and/or education in the vocation to qualify for the test. Since Grade 1 is an entry level test, there are no qualifications and anybody can take the test. However, Grade 1 is designed for a person with about 1 year of experience in the vocation.

GRADE 1
QUALIFYING COMBINATION (PATHWAY) EDUCATION/CERTIFICATION EXPERIENCE
NONE NONE
GRADE 2
QUALIFYING COMBINATION EDUCATION/CERTIFICATION EXPERIENCE
A NONE 4 full-time years in vocation
B Hold Grade 1 certificate in vocation for 1 year 2 full-time years in vocation
C Associate’s, or higher, degree in a related field 2 full-time years in vocation
D Bachelor’s, or higher, degree in a related field 1 full-time year in vocation
GRADE 3
QUALIFYING COMBINATION EDUCATION/CERTIFICATION EXPERIENCE
A NONE 6 full-time years in vocation
B Hold Grade 2 certificate in vocation for 2 years 4 full-time years in vocation
C Associate’s, or higher, degree in a related field 4 full-time years in vocation
D Bachelor’s, or higher, degree in a related field 3 full-time years in vocation
GRADE 4
QUALIFYING COMBINATION EDUCATION/CERTIFICATION EXPERIENCE
A NONE 8 full-time years in vocation with 1 year supervising others
B Hold Grade 3 certificate in vocation for 2 years 6 full-time years in vocation with 1 year supervising others
C Associate’s, or higher, degree in a related field 6 full-time years in vocation with 1 year supervising others
D Bachelor’s, or higher, degree in a related field 5 full-time years in vocation with 1 year supervising others

Candidate Materials

EIT Candidate Handbook
This handbook contains everything you need to know to become EIT certified, including exam content, policies and procedures. Grades 1-4.
EIT Gap Analysis Tool
The Gap Analysis Tool is designed to help candidates identify which grade level is best suited to their current level of experience, and where they may be lacking sufficient experience. Grades 1-4.

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