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LEVA E-BIKE TECHNICIAN TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION


The Light Electric Vehicle Association (LEVA) E-Bike Technician Training and Certification Program currently consists of 4 levels of training and certification. The training was developed by Dr. Don Gerhardt and various LEVA members and E-Bike manufacturers. The training includes a copy of the "Electric Bike Maintenance Manual" ISBN 978-09-9905228-0-5 on a USB drive with video instruction.


  • Level 1 - A 2-hour basic training course that provides an introduction for technicians to E-Bikes, batteries, battery chargers, controllers, controls, displays, electric motors and wiring systems.
  • Level 2 - An intermediate training course that includes both class room instruction and hands on training. Students learn electrical theory, how to set up E-Bikes, how to solder, make electrical connections, and how to use multimeters and testers and to replace failed electrical components.
  • Level 3 - An advanced course where students learn how to diagnose complex failures and repair components. Students learn how to operate computer controlled battery analyzers to determine the precise capacity of batteries.
  • Level 4 - Students learn latest technology related to E-Bike connectivity dealing with software trouble shooting. Prepares the technician for the future as E-bikes become more interlinked with other technologies


The LEVA courses are taught in North Carolina and Virginia by Dr. Don Gerhardt. The courses are taught in Fort Myers, Florida by Ed Benjamin the founder of LEVA. Arrangements can be made to teach the courses at E-Bike manufacturing headquarters and other training locations. The fee for the 2 day course for the 4 levels is $550.00 per student payable upon registration.


Schedule of Classes


NC and VA - Contact Don Gerhardt at djgerhardt@aol.com for registration


  • ​​April 16 & 17, 2016 - Gerhardt Cycles, 1001 South Marshall Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101
  • ​​July 16 & 17, 2016 - Gerhardt Cycles, 1001 South Marshall Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101
  • October 13 &14, 2016 - Danville VA Community College, Regional Center for Advanced Technology and Training, DCC-RCATT Campus, 121 Slayton Avenue, Danville, VA 24541
  • October 26 & 27, 2017 - Danville VA Community College, Regional Center for Advanced Technology and Training, DCC-RCATT Campus, 121 Slayton Avenue, Danville, VA 24541

 

Fort Myers, FL - Contact Ed Benjamin at ed@eCycleElectric.com for registration


  • March 19-20, 2016
  • April 23-24, 2016
  • May 21-22, 2016