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Top Industry Experts will Provide Hands-On Training Leading to ETA Certification at Exceptionally Reasonable Prices.

  • Distributed Antenna Systems
  • Radio Frequency Interference Mitigation
  • Mobile Communications Electronics Installer
  • Line and Antenna Sweep
  • Basic Electronics
  • Fiber Optics Installer
  • R56 Communications Site Installer
  • And More!

Need Continuing Education Credits to Maintain Your ETA Certification?

Education Forum 16 @ IWCE will have Plenty of CEC Opportunities.

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Join over 7,000 of your industry peers in the communications technology industry and see latest products and services from over 350 exhibitors. Plus, join ETA for our Annual Membership Meeting and Annual Awards Banquet.


This scholarship is intended for students interested in a career in the wireless communications field with a minimum 2.5 GPA. In your essay, please describe your ideal career in wireless communications. Why is this your ideal field? How will this scholarship benefit you? Why should you be considered for this scholarship? Download the scholarship fact sheet.Submit an essay in 1,000 words or less along with a recent resume, cover letter and picture as separate attachments by January 11, 2016 to mlawson@eta-i.org.

Registration Opens October 15th!

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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, Ford Motor Company, Google, Home Depot, Kmart, Lockheed Martin, Motorola, Quest Communications, Raytheon, State Farm, TD Ameritrade, Verizon Communications and more!

What Can ETA Do For You?

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.

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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!

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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.

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