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Avionics (AVN)

The avionics specialty is designed to assess the knowledge and skills of individuals who install, maintain and adjust electronics equipment, cabling and the accessories used in aviation communications and control equipment. An FCC GROL is also highly recommended. Several of the topics covered in this examination include: avionics systems, cabling, computers and digital concepts, amplifiers, interfacing, antennas and transmission lines components, mathematics, network topologies and infrastructures, people relations, optical cabling, safety, test equipment and tools, and satellite communications.


Additional Information

  • FREE retake! ETA allows one free retake with all ETA certification exams after a 30-day waiting period. (This does not apply to FCC exams.) Retakes must be completed within one year of the first exam session.
  • ACCREDITED by the International Certification Accreditation Council (ICAC)

AVN Exam Info

Price: $75
Type of Certification: or
Stand-Alone
Maintenance Required:
Certification Term: 4 Yrs
Hands-On Required: No
Questions on Exam: 75
Passing Score: 75%
Time Allowed to Test: 2 hours

Certified Service Manager (CSM)

This is a valuable examination for those who serve as managers, owners or department heads of service businesses such as electronics, computer, communications and appliance repair facilities. Several of the topics covered in this examination include: manager responsibilities and objectives, personnel profiles and job descriptions, team building, training, hiring and employment laws, employee compensation systems, customer relations policies and skills, service policies, service/production area development, test equipment needs and procurement, financial and parts department management, warranties and risk of liability, contract negotiation, vehicle procurement and maintenance, association memberships/involvement, quality systems, security, safety/osha, and project management.


Additional Information

  • FREE retake! ETA allows one free retake with all ETA certification exams after a 30-day waiting period. (This does not apply to FCC exams.) Retakes must be completed within one year of the first exam session.

CSM Exam Info

Price: $150
Type of Certification: Stand-Alone
Maintenance Required: No
Certification Term: Lifetime
Hands-On Required: No
Questions on Exam: 100
Passing Score: 75%
Time Allowed to Test: 2 hours

Commercial Audio Technician (CAT)

The Commercial Audio Technician (CAT) is a certification for sound system technicians who need to design, install and troubleshoot speech and music sound systems in commercial and institutional environments. Commercial Audio Technicians must be knowledgeable in acoustics, microphones, speakers, sound & measurements, wiring, 70-volt systems, troubleshooting, safety, codes and standards.


Additional Information

  • FREE retake! ETA allows one free retake with all ETA certification exams after a 30-day waiting period. (This does not apply to FCC exams.) Retakes must be completed within one year of the first exam session.
  • ACCREDITED by the International Certification Accreditation Council (ICAC)

CAT Exam Info

Price: $75
Type of Certification:
Maintenance Required:
Certification Term: 4 Yrs
Hands-On Required: No
Questions on Exam: 100
Passing Score: 75%
Time Allowed to Test: 2 hours

Customer Service Specialist (CSS)

The Customer Service Specialist (CSS) is a certification that validates one’s work skills through employability concepts. Though developed to meet the role of an evolving service oriented electronics technician, CSS is relevant to every industry, employer and employee. Topics included are safety, ethics, respect, teamwork, communication, telephone and email techniques, problem solving, interpersonal relationships, and sales and marketing.


Additional Information


eITprep LogoETA is proud to partner with eITprep to offer an online study resource for this ETA certification - only $59.95! This particular course is the online version of the popular ETA Customer Service Specialist Study Guide. You will have 6 months to complete the content. These courses are for self-study or certification maintenance purposes only, and do not lead to certification. You will need to sit for the appropriate exam by contacting an ETA Certification Administrator and/or ETA-Approved School.

CSS Exam Info

Price: $75
Type of Certification: Stand-Alone
Maintenance Required: No
Certification Term: Lifetime
Hands-On Required: No
Questions on Exam: 100
Passing Score: 75%
Time Allowed to Test: 2 hours

Gaming and Vending Technician (GVT)

The gaming and vending technician certification is intended for entry-level technicians with a sound background in electronics. Technicians will work in the field to troubleshoot, repair and calibrate gaming and vending type equipment. Money handling, basic electrical, circuitry, computer hardware and software, and safety are topics included in this certification. The GVT is a stand-alone certification and must be maintained every 4 years.


Additional Information

GVT Exam Info

Price: $100
Type of Certification: Stand-Alone
Maintenance Required:
Certification Term: 4 Yrs
Hands-On Required: No
Questions on Exam: 75
Passing Score: 75%
Time Allowed to Test: 2 hours

Industrial Electronics (IND)

Industrial journeyman-level electronics technicians are expected to obtain knowledge of industrial electronics basic concepts, which are then applicable to all the various specialty areas of industry. Industrial Electronics Technicians must be knowledgeable and have abilities in the following technical and human relations areas: amplifiers, optical wiring, block diagrams-schematics, power supplies, test equipment-tools, mathematics, computers-digital concepts, safety, satellite-wireless-data, communications, cabling, troubleshooting, motors, programmable logic controllers, and software.


Additional Information

IND Exam Info

Price: $75
Type of Certification:
Maintenance Required:
Certification Term: 4 Yrs
Hands-On Required: No
Questions on Exam: 75
Passing Score: 75%
Time Allowed to Test: 2 hours

Radio Frequency Identification Technical Specialist (RFID)

This certification is intended for an electronics technician with an understanding of RFID. The technician should have a basic understanding of the hardware and theory of operation of radio communications as it applies to RFID radio transceiver technology. RFID is a stand-alone but can be used as a Journeyman option when the Associate exam is also taken and passed.

If you hold a Stand-Alone RFID and later complete the Associate CET (CETa), then you are eligible to upgrade to a Journeyman CET! To apply for the Journeyman CET, you must have two or more years of combined work and electronics training. To upgrade, please fill out the Journeyman CET upgrade form. Journeyman upgrades are $50.


Additional Information

  • FREE retake! ETA allows one free retake with all ETA certification exams after a 30-day waiting period. (This does not apply to FCC exams.) Retakes must be completed within one year of the first exam session.
  • ACCREDITED by the International Certification Accreditation Council (ICAC)

RFID Exam Info

Price: $100
Type of Certification: or
Stand-Alone
Maintenance Required:
Certification Term: 4 Yrs
Hands-On Required: No
Questions on Exam: 75
Passing Score: 75%
Time Allowed to Test: 2 hours