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Who Employs ETA-Certified Professionals?

ETA International represents a wide variety of professionals from many industries, including: Avionics, Biomedical, Data Cabling, Fiber Optics, Gaming & Vending, Industrial Electronics, Information Technology, Renewable Energy, Smart Home, and Wireless Communications. ETA also offers FCC Commercial Radio Operator licensing. Employers worldwide choose ETA-certified professionals because of ETA's certification programs’ competency criteria and testing benchmarks that conform to the highest international electronics standards.

ETA-certified professionals work for some of the most widely-known companies, including Bellsouth, ADT Security, American Airlines, AutoZone, Boeing, Budweiser, Canon, Caterpillar, Circuit City, Ford Motor Company, Home Depot, Kmart, Lockheed Martin, Motorola, Quest Communications, Raytheon, State Farm, TD Ameritrade, Verizon Communications and more!

Get Ready For the 2015 Education Forum!

2015 Education Forum
ETA's Education Forum at IWCE
This year, ETA will be in sunny Las Vegas!

ETA will be co-locating the 2015 Education Forum with the IWCE conference in Las Vegas, Nevada March 16-20, 2015. The show will be focused on providing training through outside vendors in poplular technology areas related to ETA certification.

ETA and IWCE Job Training and Education Center Scholarship Deadline Extended to January 30, 2015! - WIN A FREE TRIP TO LAS VEGAS!
This scholarship is made available by ETA® International and International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE). The scholarship is intended for students interested in a career in the wireless communications field.

The scholarship includes:

  • One Short Course Package conference pass to IWCE - $549 value
  • One coach class plane ticket to Las Vegas, Nevada - value up to $400
  • Two nights hotel stay (room charge and tax) at IWCE’s host hotel
  • Access to IWCE’s two-day exhibit hall, including the job fair
  • Dinner with ETA representatives

How to apply:

  • Submit a 1,000 words or less essay, recent resume, cover letter and picture as separate attachments by the January 30, 2015 deadline to maltman@eta-i.org

Include the following information:

  • Describe your ideal career in wireless communication.
  • Why is this your ideal career field?
  • How will this scholarship benefit your future personally & professionally?
  • Why should you be considered for this scholarship?

Essay requirements:

  • 1,000 words or less
  • 12 point type
  • Double-spaced


  • Must have at least a 3.0 GPA
  • Must be an ETA Student Member

Why Choose ETA

Founded in 1978, the Electronics Technicians Association, International (ETA® International) represents the electronics industry, from the technician and educator to the corporate institution.

Widely known for our vendor-neutral programs, and accredited by the International Certification Accreditation Council (ICAC), ETA helps you advance your knowledge and excel in your field.

ETA has issued over 150,000 technical certifications covering more than 80 certification programs in a variety of technology fields. You can find ETA-certified professionals working for many well-known companies like Motorola, Google, ESPN, and the United States Armed Forces.

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Prepare For An Exam

Do you need study materials for your certification exam? ETA offers many of the suggested study materials (listed at the end of each of our competencies) in the ETA online store. If you don't see the specific book you are looking for, then please check online or your local bookstore.

ETA also publishes two books in-house for the popular Associate CET (CETa) basic electronics and Customer Service Specialist (CSS) workforce readiness certifications. Each of these study guides are written by industry professionals, and feature chapter quizzes and practice exams. ETA members receive a discount on the ETA study guides. Bulk discounts are also available.

Prepare for an exam

Take An Exam

Interested in taking an ETA certification exam? Once you have decided which ETA certification exam(s) you would like to take, find an ETA test site near you to take the exam. If there is not a test site near you, then you can arrange to take an exam at a local library.

Next, you must decide whether to take the exam online with Trapeza, ETA's online testing site, or on paper. A Certification Administrator must be present no matter which method of testing you select. You will then need to schedule a time to take the exam with your chosen Certification Administrator.

Did you know ETA is one of only 13 FCC COLEMs approved to administer FCC licenses in the United States? You can take an FCC license exam at most Certification Administrator locations.

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Become A Member

Whether you are a student, college professor, a beginner installer, a technician or a company chairperson, ETA can help you connect with other professionals from around the world to discuss issues, share experiences, and learn from one another.

As a member, you'll receive a subscription to ETA's bi-monthly magazine The High-Tech News. Each issue features important articles and features to keep you up-to-date with your industry. You will also have access to over 12 practice exams for popular ETA certifications.

Join ETA

Become A Certification Administrator (CA)

ETA continually strives to make its exam testing sites easily accessible for examinees who wish to take our 80+ certification exams. We currently have over 1,000 exam administrators at colleges, businesses, trade schools, and military bases throughout the world.

As a Certification Administrator, you'll receive a complimentary ETA membership as well as a percentage of each ETA exam given!

Become a CA

Maintaining Your Certification

Rapid changes in technology and products have also changed the methods used in servicing them. ETA supports renewal and abides by the ISO 17024 standard on certification renewal. Renewal is also required by ETA's accrediting body, the International Certification Accreditation Council (ICAC).

By renewing your ETA certification, you provide verification that as a certified technician, you are keeping up with current technology and enhancing your abilities and knowledge.

Renew your certification

ETA Certification For Military Professionals

ETA is committed to working with the government to ensure our certifications match the updated skills and knowledge needed to excel in various government or military positions. If you are a military professional and looking for an additional way to build life-long skills that you can also carry with you into civilian life, get started today with one of ETA’s more than 80 electronics certifications. We create all of our certifications with the help of independent professionals from government, military and academic institutions. And under the G.I. Bill, the Veteran’s Administration can now reimburse you or an eligible child or spouse for many of the expenses for taking one of our approved certifications, and obtaining or renewing your FCC Commercial License.

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