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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:

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Association News

New Certification Released!

The Broadband Fiber Installer (BFI) certification is our newest fiber optic certification and designed for technicians specializing in the FTTx field studying the "physical layer" of the OSI model.

This certification covers a variety of topics including:

  • Passive Optical Networks (PON)
  • Optical Time Domain Reflectometer (OTDR) operations
  • Cable Installation and Management practices
  • And so many more!

You'll also learn practical skills such as fiber optics troubleshooting techniques and gain hands-on experience in analyzing FTTx signatures, measuring reflectance, and identifying faults in fiber optic communications and transmission cabling.

Learn more...

Top Certification Administrators (CAs) for 2023 Announced!

Each year ETA recognizes CAs who admistered the most certification exams for the previous calendar year. Congratulations to the below CAs!

Top 10 CAs (Non-Fiber Optics)

  1. Howard Carter, CETa
  2. Wendy Sweazea
  3. Donald Grisham
  4. Ira Wiesenfeld, CETms(RF)
  5. Charles Conrad, BST, CSS
  6. Matthew Russell
  7. Jason Payne, CET
  8. Derrick Olavarria
  9. Haley Moore
  10. JoAnn Smith

Top 10 Fiber Optics CAs

  1. John Dron, FOT-OSP, FOI
  2. Phil Shoemaker, FOT-OSP
  3. Cameron Karch, FOT-OSP, FOI
  4. Jeffrey Noble
  5. Ryan Davis, FOI
  6. Robert Simer, FOI
  7. Brice Wilson, FOT, SFF
  8. David Henry, FOI
  9. Brandon Dinsmore, FOT-OSP, FOI
  10. David Cameron, FOI

FINAL Telcom Corner Café Podcast episode!

Telcom Corner Cafe PodcastETA's Treasurer, Sean Sheedy, FOT-OSP, FOI, has a new podcast for fiber optics. Check out his final episode which covers: VFL’s Visual Fault Locators, Fiber Optic Traffic Identifiers, Optical Loss Test Set’s and 1, 2 and 3 cord referencing, applications for, why and how. You can find past episodes in the fiber optics section of the Industry Links and Resources page.

2023 SkillsUSA Telecommunications Cabling Contest

The 2023 SkillsUSA Championships are held in June each year as part of SkillsUSA’s Annual National Leadership and Skills Conference (NLSC), www.nlsc.skillsusa.org. Hundreds of local, regional, and state career competitions are hosted there each year which showcase the best career and technical education students in the nation.


ETA Announces an Online Portal

ETA® International upgraded to an online portal on May 1st, 2023 that allows ETA members and customers to view and manage their ETA certifications. Users are able to login with their primary email that is linked to their account through ETA and view everything in their account.


10 Years of ETA’s Distributed Antenna Systems Certification!

2023 marks the 10th anniversary since ETA’s Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) certification was first created. DAS technologies can be used for indoor locations--mainly to boost signal coverage in large buildings, stadiums, and shopping malls, as well as for outdoor purposes. A DAS network consists of many localized antennas tuned to precisely match the areas within a building or venue where boosted service is needed.


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