March 31, 2017

The Basic Maintenance Training Standard becomes the Basic Technical Training Standard

The Basic Maintenance Training (BMT) Standard was released in July 2016 and has been well received by the industry.

The Basic Maintenance Training (BMT) Standard was released in July 2016 and has been well received by the industry. A work group under the GWO Training Committee has reviewed the standard and looked at ways to optimize it further. The work group began this work in January 2017 and the review has resulted in a larger update by the GWO Training Committee which included conducting a full pilot course.

There are several changes to the standard and some of the key points are:

  • The naming of the standard is changed to the GWO Basic Technical Training Standard (BTT)
  • The required duration of the training is reduced from 6 days to 4 days (30 hours) by removing redundancy and re-arranging/combining lessons
  • For training providers already certified as BMT providers there will be no requirement to recertify. This will be covered at the renewal of certification after three years
  • The BMT record in WINDA will be changed to a BTT record. This applies to future uploads and all existing records will also automatically be converted to a BTT record instead of a BMT record.
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