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!
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.
ETA's Treasurer, Sean Sheedy, FOT-OSP, FOI, has a new podcast for fiber optics. Check out his latest which covers: 4 types of cable designs, Distribution and Breakout styles used in the Premise/enterprise side of the industry and are commonly connectorized, and Loose Tube and Uni-tube/central core cables used in the Outside Plant side of the industry which are commonly fusion spliced together and terminated by splicing pigtails on/to the fibers.
You can find past episode in the fiber optics section of the Industry Links and Resources page.
Happy New Year! 2023 rings in the 45th anniversary of ETA® International. ETA appreciates the tremendous efforts made by staff, members, and volunteers of the trade association to improve career pathways for electronics-related vocations.
Industry-recognized professionals join a historic group of individuals who have mastered their craft and proudly practiced it while helping others along the way. Nominated by their peers and elected by ETA® International members, these dedicated individuals volunteer to represent ETA and play a vital role in shaping future initiatives for the Association.
|Associate Certified Electronics Technician (CETa)|
|Cybersecurity and Information Technology Security Training (ITS)|
|Distributed Antenna Systems (ERRCS) - Code Compliance (DASC)|
|Fiber Optics 1-2-3 (FOI)|
|General Communications Technician - Level 1 (GCT1)|
|General Communications Technician - Level 2 (GCT2)|
|Line and Antenna Sweep (LAS)|
|Microwave Fundamentals - Microwave Radio Technician (MRT)|
|Practical Antenna Basics (PAB) - Making Sense of RF Propagation in Everyday Communication Systems|
|RF Interference Mitigation (RFIM)|
|Wireless Networking Technician (WNT)|