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Stand-Alone Certifications

ETA offers several stand-alone certifications for those individuals who do not wish to complete a career track. Click on the links below to view PDF overviews of each exam’s test criteria, suggested reading, committee members involved with designing each exam.

View ETA-approved schools that currently offer our electronics certification exams and ETA-approved FOI schools that currently offer fiber optics certification exams.

Stand-Alone Exams:

Communication Site Installer (R56)*
Broadband Voice over Internet Protocol (B-VoIP)**
Certified Satellite Installer (CSI)

Distributed Antenna Systems Technician (DAS)
General Communication Technician - Level 1 (GCT1)
Line & Antenna Sweep (LAS)**
Mobile Communications & Electronics Installer (MCEI)
Passive Intermodulation Testing (PIM)**
Personal Communications Service-Cellular (PCS-C)
Telecommunications (TCM)

Information Technology
Network Computer Technician (NCT)
Network Systems Technician (NST)
Computer Service Technician (CST)
Wireless Network Technician (WNT)

Fiber Optics, Data Cabling, Optics and Photonics
ARINC Fabricator / Installer / Technician (AFF, AFI, AFT)**
Data Cabling Installer (DCI)**
Fiber Optics Installer (FOI)**
Fiber Optics Technician-Outside Plant (FOT-OSP)**
Fiber Optics Technician (FOT)**(The prerequisite for the FOT is the FOI)
Fiber Optics Designer (FOD)**
Photonics Technician Operator (PTO)**
Photonics Technician Specialist (PTS)**
SAE Fabricator / Installer / Technician (SFF, SFI, SFT)**
Technician in Precision Optics (TPO)**
Specialist in Precision Optics (SPO)**(The prerequisite for the SPO is the TPO)
Termination and Testing Technician (TTT)**

Renewable Energy
View Renewable Energy School Version:
Commercial Wind Maintainer (CWM) - Coming Soon
Photovoltaic Installer (PVI)
Small Wind Installer (SWI)

View Renewable Energy On-the-Job Training Version:
Commercial Wind Maintainer (CWM) Level 1 - Coming Soon
Photovoltaic Installer (PVI) Level 1
Renewable Energy Integrator (REI)- Coming Soon
Small Wind Installer (SWI) Level 1

Certified Alarm-Security Technician (CAST)
Electronic Security Networking Technician (ESNT)
Residential Electronics Systems Integrator (RESI)

Master Residential Electronics Systems Integrator (RESIma)***

Other ETA Stand-Alone Certifications
Certified Customer Service Specialist (CSS) (Lifetime certification)
Certified Service Manager (CSM) (Lifetime certification)
Electric Vehicle Technician (EVT)**
Gaming & Vending Technician (GVT)
Radio Frequency Identification Technical Specialist (RFID)

More about certification:
Why ETA Certification?

Renewable Energy Certifications/Guides

Basic Electronics Certifications/Competencies
Journeyman Certifications/Competencies
Senior and Master Certifications

Motorola Certifications

FCC Licensing
Certification Rollovers
Renew/Maintain Certifications

Online Certification Tests

Online Self-Study Courses

* R56 certification expires after 4 years and must be retaken. This examination is to be attempted by Motorola technologists, engineers, contractors and vendors who have completed a Motorola-approved Communications Site Installer (R56) training course.

** Indicates special course; fee and hands-on exam from an ETA-approved school required.

*** To qualify for the ETA MASTER RESI, Residential Electronics Systems Integrator, a technician must hold the RESI basic certification (or have passed the RESI examinations) and pass each of the 5 endorsements.