NAMA's Technician Training Program is a comprehensive, online course that provides training to vending technicians in areas of job fundamentals, refrigeration and electrical/electronics to further develop the requirements of the position.  All materials and exams are offered online.  Successful completion of all three exams leads to the Journeyman Technician designation.

The program is divided into two levels:

Level 1 - Job Fundamentals ($80 members/ $180 nonmembers)

tech train_prog_patch_smAn introduction to the vending industry and vending machines. It covers how to be a professional technician; common hand tools; basic soldering techniques; machine moving; minor repairs and maintenance; coin mechanisms and bill validators; pressurized gas cylinders; sanitation fundamental and security practices.  After successful completion of an online exam, a certificate and an embroidered patch as a Vending Technician are awarded.

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Levels 2 & 3 - Refrigeration & Electronics ($100 member/$200 nonmembers)

For technicians who have completed Level 1, the next levels cover refrigeration and electronics for vending machines.

cert jrnyman_tech_patch_smElectrical/Electronics covers basic electrical principles, Ohm's Law, wiring devices, switches and controls, coils, relays, solenoids, capacitors, transformers and rectifiers, resistors, electronics and semiconductors, electric motors, heaters, electrodes, electrical test equipment and trouble-shooting vending schematics. With successful completion of both refrigeration and electrical online exams, a certificate and Journeyman Technician patch is awarded.

Well trained, vending repair technicians will result in improved time per service call, fewer customer complaints and refunds, fewer repeat service calls,  lower equipment maintenance costs, improved employee morale and reduced employee turnover.

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Enroll your technicians in a NAMA training program today. If you have questions regarding these programs, please contact the Education Department at

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