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Do you have skills? Prove it!

ETA® International is a not-for-profit 501(c)(6) trade association that serves as the leader in accredited, industry-recognized certifications for technical professionals. ETA certifications are used by many different organizations around the world, including the Certified Service Center program. With an ETA certification, you can work in areas such as fiber optics, RF communications, electronics, biomedical, renewable energy, smart home, photonics and precision optics, information technology, and more! ETA-certified professionals can be found at companies such as Disney, Raytheon, Google, Verizon, Motorola Solutions, Target, as well as throughout all branches of the US Military.

By attaining an ETA technical certification, you can be assured that your credential is:

Find ETA certifications on the US Department of Labor-sponsored CareerOneStop website!

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Take Your Certification Exam Remotely

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ETA has partnered with ExamRoom.AI for non-hands-on certification remote proctoring. To take a remotely-proctored ETA certification exam through ExamRoom.AI, all remote examinees must have a working web cam and microphone.

The only way to use ExamRoom.AI remote proctoring is by registering for your examination using the Remote Proctoring Examinee Registration Form. You cannot contact ExamRoom.AI directly and have your examination prepared through ETA International. ExamRoom.AI is the certification examination administrator to proctor the exam. ETA must register and set up your certification examination.

* Initial scheduling takes up to 72 hours and registration is available Monday-Friday from 8am-5pm EDT. Registering for same or next day testing is not guaranteed.

** Please note that examinees who wish to have their examinations proctored remotely via ExamRoom.AI must pay an additional remote proctoring fee of $14 for a two-hour exam, and $18 for a three-hour exam. ETA will still offer a free retake for all eligible certification exams but the examinee must pay the ExamRoom.AI fee.

ETA Certification News

Updated Competencies

ETA® International has released a new competency for the Fiber Optics Technician (FOT) certification examination. Please download the latest version to make sure you are up-to-date on current industry standards and practices.

Updated Competencies

ETA® International has released four updated competencies for the Fiber Optics Designer (FOD), General Communications Technician - Level 1 (GCT1), Data Cabling Installer (DCI), and Electronic Security Networking Technician (ESNT) certification examinations. Please download the latest competencies to make sure you are up-to-date on current industry standards and practices.

Updated Competencies

ETA® International has released four updated competencies for the Fiber Optics Installer (FOI), Customer Service Specialist (CSS), Information Technology Security (ITS), and Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) certification examinations. Please download the latest competencies to make sure you are up-to-date on current industry standards and practices.

Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS)

ETA® International’s current Distributed Antenna System (DAS) certification, originally released in 2013, will become all-inclusive in order to cover public safety two-way radio FCC rules, along with fire and building code compliance as well as user needs, system design, component selection, component integration, installation, optimization, testing, and maintenance. The expanded ETA public safety DAS certification program will now cover the material required of professionals whose work can affect millions of people where their safety is at risk, along with the hundreds of thousands of first responders who also depend upon these systems to work correctly.

Improper design, installation, and commissioning will result in harmful interference or even tragic loss of lives. The FCC will levy major fines if these DAS cause harmful interference per 47CFR90.219. Current building codes require all new and retro-fitted buildings to be energy efficient, but these efficiencies can severely disrupt radio frequency communications. All buildings are required to have a DAS capable of providing public safety personnel (police, fire, and emergency medical responders) with reliable communications between themselves and their dispatchers and other officials.

The current ETA DAS certification will be expanded into four separate disciplines that will include:

  • DAS – Installer
  • DAS – Technician
  • DAS – Designer
  • DAS – Code Compliance


What Can ETA Do For You?

Why Choose ETA

Founded in 1978, the Electronics Technicians Association, International (dba ETA® International) represents the electronics industry, from the technician and educator to the corporate institution.

Widely known for our vendor-neutral programs, and accredited by the International Certification Accreditation Council (ICAC), ETA helps you advance your knowledge and excel in your field.

ETA has issued over 150,000 technical certifications covering more than 90 certification programs in a variety of technology fields. You can find ETA-certified professionals working for many well-known companies like Motorola, Google, ESPN, and the United States Armed Forces.

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Prepare For An Exam

Do you need study materials for your certification exam? ETA offers a FREE competency for each certification exam, which is a well-ordered categorized structural listing of knowledge, standards reference, industry best practices, testing, and troubleshooting subject items necessary to be proficient in a given technology. Certification examination questions are derived from their respective competencies. Examinees are encouraged to use the additional suggested study materials listed at the end of each competency if needed to help supplement their learning.

ETA also publishes two books in-house for the popular Associate CET (CETa) basic electronics and Customer Service Specialist (CSS) workforce readiness certifications. Each of these study guides are written by industry professionals, and feature chapter quizzes and practice exams. ETA members receive a discount on the ETA study guides. Bulk discounts are also available.

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Take An Exam

Interested in taking an ETA certification exam? Once you have decided which ETA certification exam(s) you would like to take, find an ETA test site near you to take the exam.

Next, you must decide whether to take the exam online with Trapeza, ETA's online testing site, or on paper. A Certification Administrator must be present no matter which method of testing you select. You will then need to schedule a time to take the exam with your chosen Certification Administrator.

ETA is also one of only 13 FCC COLEMs approved to administer FCC licenses in the United States. You can take an FCC license exam at most Certification Administrator locations.

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Maintaining Your Certification

Rapid changes in technology and products have also changed the methods used in servicing them. ETA supports certification maintenance and abides by the ISO 17024 standard. Certification maintenance is also required by ETA's accrediting body, the International Certification Accreditation Council (ICAC).

By maintaining your ETA certification, you provide verification that as a certified technician, you are keeping up with current technology and enhancing your abilities and knowledge.

Maintain your certification

Promote Your ETA Certifications With A Digital Badge!

ETA has partnered with Credly to offer digital badges that allow ETA International certification achievers to display their hard-earned credentials on social media pages, professional association websites and resumés are a new asset for all ETA certifications. ETA-certified professionals who have up-to-date certifications can request their digital badges by contacting the ETA office. Expired certifications are not eligible for digital badges.

ETA digital badges promote lifelong learning that extends beyond the classroom and brings to light accomplishments that otherwise might not have been visually displayed. ETA digital credentials can easily be searched at https://www.credly.com/organizations/eta-international/badges, allowing employers looking for specific skills to seek out prospective employees based on a set of competencies, instead of waiting and hoping to find the right candidate.

Benefits associated with ETA digital badges include the ability to capture the complete learning path, "traveling" with the holder wherever they display the badge, symbolizing skills and achievements. Each badge is tethered to ETA to validate achievement and carries with it information about assessment, evidence and other data required by the badge.

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