Posted on September 11, 2017

MICHELIN Collaboration with TIA Offers New, Advanced Training Course for Earthmover Tire Service

Hands-on technician training validates experience and skills


GREENVILLE, S.C., Sept. 11, 2017MICHELIN Earthmover® today announced that it has launched a new 300-level training and certification course in association with Tire Industry Association (TIA) to certify dealer and industry service technicians who specialize in fitting earthmover tires.

“We are excited to work with TIA to offer this new certified technician course,” said Richard Ameris, earthmover training manager, Michelin North America, Inc. “In addition to demonstrating the skills learned in the basic TIA program (200-level) and Michelin’s earthmover service technician seminar, participants will be able to reinforce the culture of safety needed for servicing mine, quarry and construction/industrial tires to reduce injury. Our goal is to help technicians across the industry to develop consistent safety practices so that they can help our end users gain productivity with their equipment, and more important, go home safely to their families at the end of each work day.”

Completion of both TIA’s basic Earthmover Tire Service (ETS) Program and Michelin’s earthmover tire service technician seminar are required before registering for the new course. The multi-day technician certification class is designed for technicians with at least three years of active, hands-on OTR experience to demonstrate safe application of industry-accepted procedures and skills.

With a focused and small class size, the training is facilitated by TIA Certified ETS Instructors who are dedicated to reinforcing both TIA and Mine Safety and Health Administration standards.  The course is a three-day, hands-on experience. Three sessions are being offered in 2017 and another round of classes will be available to Michelin earthmover dealers and customers in 2018.

 “The purpose of certification at a higher level is for participants to validate their skills and experience in order to safely and effectively perform their important roles as earthmover tire and rim service technicians,” said Roy Galyer of Klinge Tire Management Consultants, Inc., and a TIA Certified ETS Instructor.

“McCarthy Tire Service is the sixth-largest commercial tire dealer in the United States and the largest OTR and industrial tire dealer on the East Coast, so it is important for our technicians to be on the leading edge of service for our customers,” said Mark Shimko, OTR and commercial corporate safety trainer technician with McCarthy Tire Service, Pennsylvania. “I had the good fortune to participate in the inaugural class for this training, which will have a direct and immediate benefit for our associates and end-users.”

Participants will be required to pass an exam and show proficiency when demonstrating various skills in the field. When they have successfully completed the course, they will receive a TIA/Michelin certification. In order to maintain their TIA certification after the class, technicians must be recertified by TIA every two years.


Bob Martinez | June 13, 2023 @ 12:41PM
We are currently looking for qualified tire techs from general to earthmover technicians in the Florida east coast. Contact us at the email provided.

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Suresh bartwal | October 23, 2022 @ 6:55PM
How and where can I get Michelin certified tire technicians training and certification
Please help me in this

Damon Delmore | July 28, 2022 @ 7:16PM
I've been working for Sam's Club for the last 4 years and I'm wondering why haven't I received my Certificate of Certification yet ? Please email me and let me know what more I need to do.

Lynnette Tirado. | March 31, 2022 @ 11:21AM
I want to know if my Michelin Earthmover or however it is called certification will be available to me or not. Thanks in advance.

Mike | November 19, 2021 @ 8:48PM
I’ve been earthmover certified for several years and have never received a recertification notice for this course, as well as the farm and industrial. Was told there is no recertification

Jishi. | January 16, 2020 @ 10:20AM

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About Michelin North America

Michelin, the leading mobility company, is working with tires, around tires and beyond tires to enable Motion for Life. Dedicated to enhancing its clients’ mobility and sustainability, Michelin designs and distributes the most suitable tires, services and solutions for its customers’ needs. Michelin provides digital services, maps and guides to help enrich trips and travels and make them unique experiences. Bringing its expertise to new markets, the company is investing in high-technology materials, 3D printing and hydrogen, to serve a wide variety of industries — from aerospace to biotech. Headquartered in Greenville, South Carolina, Michelin North America has approximately 22,500 employees and operates 34 production facilities in the United States and Canada. (