The CETa will then be renewed for another four years with a maintenance fee due every year on the anniversary date of the certification, along with either an employer verification or proof of continuing education. If maintenance fees have not been made over the four year life of the certification the individuals will have the option of catching up maintenance fees and showing either employer verification or continuing education. The CETa may retest at the current fee to renew the expired certification.
The maintenance fees for out-of-country are currently $45.00 US funds per year.
Renewal letters are sent out to certification holders 6 months prior to expiration and should be renewed within that time period. ETA will grant a 90-day grace period from the date of expiration to allow those actively employed to renew their certifications without retesting. After the 90-days, they will be required to retake the hands-on course as well as retest.
*Renewal letters are sent out to certification holders 6 months prior to expiration and should be renewed within that time period. ETA will grant a 90-day grace period from the date of expiration to allow those actively employed to renew their certifications without retesting. After the 90-days, they will be required to retake the hands-on course as well as retest.
ETA's Approved Schools provide the training classes or courses that qualify an individual for their original certification. Look to these quality training providers if you require an exam for certification. These schools will also provide refresher courses to those who have not remained active to bring their knowledge and hands-on skills up to today's standards. Successful completion of training and continuing education can be validated by listing the course topic, location, date and sponsor. You should send any continuing education credits, registration lists, transcripts, graduation certificates, college credit copies or affidavits affirming successful participation at training sessions directly to ETA at the time that their renewal is due.
Full Credit: In addition to credit hours for classes taken at any of ETA's Approved Schools, full credit will be given for continuing credit hours taken under BICSI's RCDD (Registered Communications Distribution Designer) program.
Partial Credit: Some types of classes may not contain sufficient material to qualify for full credit although the material has value. ETA will give a lesser credit for these classes, subject to evaluation.
If an individual has been working in the aerospace fiber optic industry as an (AFI) fiber optic installer, (AFF) fabricator, quality assurance, or (AFT) technician since obtaining certification and have received 8 or more classroom hours of additional aerospace fiber optic training, only the submission of a recertification application is required. Written documentation from the employer(s) and written documentation for additional training must be included with the re-certification application.
If an individual has not been working in the aerospace fiber optic industry as a fiber optic installer, fabricator, quality assurance, or technician since obtaining certification, the individual will be required to attend an approved aerospace fiber optic course to re-certify.
All persons performing the job defined by their certification for at least 60% of a full-time employee work year will renew their certification annually through the submission of a proficiency verification affidavit. Proficiency verification affidavits will be completed by the employer and submitted to the ETA for renewal.
All certifications will be good for one year from the date of the knowledge and hands-on examinations. All persons not performing the job defined by their certification for at least 60% of a full-time employee work year must re-certify. Persons failing the re-certification practical evaluation must complete certification training as defined in section 6.3.