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Apprentice (APP)

The telecommunication Apprentice certification program (APP) is designed to only measure the knowledge of basic direct and alternating current theory as well as basic technical mathematics necessary to begin a training program in this field. Knowledge of cabling, power supplies, test equipment, as well as safety are also measured. This program is primarily targeted towards those who wish to pursue a technical career in the telecommunications industry and want to demonstrate their ability and knowledge to benefit from an in-company or company sponsored technical training program. (This exam does not replace the Associate Certified Electronics Technician (CETa) certification.)


Additional Information

APP Exam Info

Price: $60
Type of Certification: N/A
Renewal / Maintenance Required: No
Certification Term: 3 Yrs
Hands-On Required: No
Questions on Exam: 75
Time Allowed to Test: 2 hours

Associate Electronics Technician (CETa)

FREE Basic Electronics Practice Exam!The Associate certification is designed for technicians who have less than two years experience or trade school training for electronics technicians. The CETa is more
in-depth than the Student Electronics Technician (SET) as it expands on all of the topics listed within the SET. Every Certified Electronics Technician (CET) candidate must pass the Associate exam before they can qualify to sit for the full Journeyman certification. Once a technician has completed the four year term, they should specialize and take a Journeyman option.


Additional Information


eITprep LogoETA is proud to partner with eITprep to offer an online study resource for this ETA certification - only $59.95! 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.

CETa Exam Info

Price: $60
Type of Certification: Stand-Alone
Renewal / Maintenance Required:
Certification Term: 4 Yrs
Hands-On Required: No
Questions on Exam: 100
Time Allowed to Test: 2 hours

Electronics Modules (EM1-5)

FREE Basic Electronics Practice Exam!The Electronics Modules program is based on ETA’s Associate level certification, and is divided into five modules. The purpose of this is to align with a growing portion of the electronics education industry that is charged with providing electronics training that does not include the total content of traditional Basic Electronics courses.

In some instances, technical institutions are asked to provide training in only certain areas of electronics. This is so companies that need only narrower skills and knowledge (than one expects of a complete Associate CET) can employ workers who have required knowledge and skills for only the technology and processes they currently use at that company.

To provide a path for the technician leading to the Associate CET credential, the five BASIC modules of the AST can be acquired individually. Once a technician attains all five module certifications, ETA will issue an official Associate certification (all five must be passed within a two-year period). The technician may also choose to gain only those modules needed in order to be employable. The Electronics Modules are also a great retention tool.


Available Electronics Modules

  1. DC (EM1)
  2. AC (EM2)
  3. Analog (EM3)
  4. Digital (EM4)
  5. Comprehensive (EM5)

Additional Information

EM1-5 Exam Info

Price: $25 each
Type of Certification: Stand-Alone
Renewal / Maintenance Required:
Certification Term: 2 Yrs
Hands-On Required: No
Questions on Exams: 75
Time Allowed to Test: 2 hours
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Student Electronics Technician (SET)

FREE Basic Electronics Practice Exam!The Student Electronics Technician Certification is aimed for High School students. It allows high school students and entry level technicians, with minimal training, the opportunity to earn a basic beginners certification. The examination covers a variety of topics including: Electrical Theory; Electronic Components; Soldering-Desoldering and Tools; Block Diagrams-Schematics-Wiring Diagrams; Cabling; Power Supplies; Test Equipment and Measurements; Safety Precautions; Mathematics and Formulas; Electronic Circuits; Series and Parallel; Amplifiers; Interfacing of Electronics Products, Digital Concepts and Circuitry; Computer Electronics; Computer Applications; Audio & Video Systems; Optical Electronics; Basic Telecommunications; and Technician Work Procedures.


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The Student Electronics Technician also has an optional Hands-On component that can be used as a part of the training process.




Additional Information

SET Exam Info

Price: $30
Type of Certification: N/A
Renewal / Maintenance Required: No
Certification Term: 2 Yrs
Hands-On Required: No
Questions on Exam: 100
Time Allowed to Test: 2 hours