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Promote Your ETA Certifications With A Digital Badge!

Digital badges that allow ETA International certification achievers to display their hard-earned credentials on social media pages, professional association websites and resumés are a new asset for all ETA certifications. ETA-certified professionals who have up-to-date certifications can request their digital badges by contacting the ETA office. Expired certifications are not eligible for digital badges.

Open BadgesETA digital badges promote lifelong learning that extends beyond the classroom and brings to light accomplishments that otherwise might not have been visually displayed. ETA digital credentials can easily be searched at https://credly.com/u/eta, allowing employers looking for specific skills to seek out prospective employees based on a set of competencies, instead of waiting and hoping to find the right candidate. These digital badges are part of the Open Badges initiative. Mozilla created Open Badges in 2011 with funding from the MacArthur Foundation and a network of partners committed to developing a new way to recognize learning wherever it happened – in and out of formal education and online. As part of this effort, the Open Badges technical specification which defines the requirements for what a badge must represent for both issuers and earners was created.

Benefits associated with ETA digital badges include the ability to capture the complete learning path, "traveling" with the holder wherever they display the badge, symbolizing skills and achievements. Each badge is tethered to ETA to validate achievement and carries with it information about assessment, evidence and other data required by the badge.

New Certified Electronics Technician Master Specialty Program!

ETA is happy to announce our newest certification level, the Certified Electronics Technician Master Specialty (CETms). This program recognizes those individuals who are specialists in their respective fields. Read the press release, or go to the Senior and Master Designations page for more information!

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!

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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.

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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.

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.

ETA is also 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 includes 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 certification maintenance and abides by the ISO 17024 standard. Certification maintenance is also required by ETA's accrediting body, the International Certification Accreditation Council (ICAC).

By maintaining 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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