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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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.
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