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Certification Administrators (CAs)

ETA believes that legitimate third parties, such as experts, practitioners and instructors in the field, rather than by those who may have a direct interest in the outcome of the programs, should administer and approve certified electronics technicians exams. ETA serves as that third party administrator to technical education, providing a way for school systems to validate their electronics courses. In return for your help, ETA will return on average 14% of the fee to either you or your employer for each ETA certification exam given (SET and EM Modules do not return a CA fee. Other restrictions may apply). You may also choose to donate your fee to ETA.

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Become A Certification Administrator

ETA continually strives to make its exam testing sites easily accessible for examinees who wish to take our more than 50 different certification exams. We currently have 1,000 exam administrators at college electronics programs, community colleges, trade schools, military bases, and vocational-technical schools throughout the world. If your accredited institution/school or training facility is interested in becoming an ETA-approved examination site, please complete the Certification Administrator application. Print a copy of the agreement form for your records and email an additional copy of each form to us at eta@eta-i.org.

Authorization to administer ETA certification exams is given to the individual. By gaining approval from ETA’s President, a Certification Administrator’s location is listed for the public to contact using the CA Locator. CAs are given the option to have their location listed or remain private. Upon approval, a CA may proctor all ETA certification exams that do not require Hands-On skills assessments and FCC commercial operator licensing exams.

Certification Administrator Application

Additional Certification Administrator Applications

FCC Administrator Application

FCC Administration Application - ETA is proud to be one of only 13 FCC Commercial Operator License Examination Managers (COLEMs) in the nation. The FCC Administration Application is not available to testing sites outside the United States. FCC commercial licenses and endorsements available are:

  • Marine Radio Operator Permit
  • General Radiotelephone Operator License
  • Global Maritime Distress and Safety System Operator
  • Global Maritime Distress and Safety System - Restricted
  • Global Maritime Distress and Safety System - Maintainer
  • Radiotelegraph Operator
  • Ship Radar Endorsement

Certification Administrator Hands-On Course Application

Certification Administrator Hands-On Course Application - The following certifications require skills assessments and require a Hands-On Course Application. You must first be approved as a Certification Administrators (CA) and fulfill the requirements for Course Approval. Please complete the Certification Administrator Application above as well as the Course Approval Application before submitting this Hands-On Course Application. The courses needing Hands-On skills testing are:

  • ARINC Installer/Technician (AFI/AFT)
  • Broadband-Voice over IP (B-VoIP)
  • Data Cabling Installer (DCI)
  • Fiber Optics Designer (FOD)
  • Fiber Optics Installer (FOI)
  • Fiber Optics Technician (FOT)
  • Fiber Optics Technician - Outside Plant (FOT-OSP)
  • SAE Fabricator (SFF)
  • Termination and Testing Technician (TTT)

Administering ETA Exams

ETA Certification Administrators have the option to administer exams in two ways:

Trapeza Online Testing LogoWe proudly offer the Trapeza online testing system as a quick and easy in-browser examination program for CAs and examinees. No download is required. Access to this system is given to CAs by request. Results are provided to examinees instantly, and they may view and update their records and transcript at any time. Exam fees can be paid as the examinee begins their session. Trapeza has been consistently improved and updated since its launch in 2013.

Paper and PencilSome CAs and examinees prefer the original paper and pencil format for examinations. Exam materials are sent directly to the CA for this method of testing. The timeframe for results and processing will vary due to transmission of the information and materials. These exams are scored and processed at ETA headquarters in Greencastle, IN. CAs using certification exam booklets for testing must keep them in a secure location, or send them back to ETA.