10 Years of ETA’s Distributed Antenna Systems Certification!

(Greencastle, Indiana) March 1, 2023: 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.

The Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) certification covers basic knowledge concepts of distributed antenna systems and antenna installation, including ERRCS (Emergency Responder Radio Communication System) public safety DAS concepts and BDAs (Bi-directional Amplifiers). The DAS certification also incorporates service and skills applicable to all of the functions required to safely and completely install, maintain, troubleshoot, and support in-building distributed antenna systems and communications and electronic equipment. Standards supported include, but are not limited to:

  • National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
  • International Fire Code (IFC) - part of the International Code Council® (ICC)
  • Underwriters Laboratories® (UL)

Anyone certified and working in DAS must adhere to AHJ (Authority Having Jurisdiction) enforcement of standards and local provisions. First responders and cellular users depend on DAS certified personnel. For more information on ETA’s DAS certification, please visit www.etai.org/communications.html.

About ETA - Founded in 1978 by electronics technicians, ETA® International is a not-for-profit 501(c)(6) association whose mission is to represent and support the technical professional. ETA offers over 80 accredited, vendor-neutral certification programs in a variety of technology fields such as fiber optics, communications, electronics, biomedical, smart home, and renewable energy. ETA aligns with the ISO 17024 standard, vocational and education curriculums, and businesses’ resource initiatives through certification programs, conferences, and publications. Download ETA's Certification Booklet to see how ETA can help your career, business, or school. For more information, please visit www.etai.org.

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