The iNARTE Telecommunications Certification Program is applicable to professionals practicing a wide range of telecommunications disciplines including photonic systems, PCS/PCN, cellular, satellite, LAN, WAN and many more.

Telecommunications is the science and technology of communication (as opposed to processing of information) at a distance by electronic transmission of impulses, such as by telegraph, cable, telephone, radio, or television.  The iNARTE Telecommunication certification pertains to professionals involved in the science and practice of communications by electromagnetic means.

Telecommunications positions held:

  • Radio Systems Engineers
  • Satellite Systems Engineer
  • RF Engineer
  • Radio Systems Technicians
  • Microwave Technician
  • Avionics Technician
  • Radio Communications Services Engineer
  • Data/Radio/Wireless Engineers
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Radio Systems Technician
  • Telecom Bench Technician
  • Electronics Technician
  • 2-Way Radio Test Technician
  • TV Broadcast Maintenance
  • Microwave Technician
  • Avionics Technician
  • Field Technician
  • Communications Specialist

iNARTE certified (NC) Engineers and NC Technicians work throughout the Telephone/Communications Industry, Public/Utilities Industry, Airline Technology Industry, Oil/Gas Industry, Radio Communications and Telephone Systems for State and Local Municipalities and Broadcast Industry.

These tables provide a summary of iNARTE Telecommunications Certification Requirements:

TELECOMMUNICATIONS
ENGINEER
Junior Senior Master
References 3 (1 supervisor and 2 peer) 3 (1 supervisor and 2 peer) 4 (1 supervisor and 3 peer)
Education College/University Transcript or Diploma College/University Transcript or Diploma College/University Transcript or Diploma
Work Experience 4 years of related work experience 6 years of related work experience 8 years of related work experience
TELECOMMUNICATIONS
TECHNICIAN
Junior Senior Master
References 3 (1 supervisor and 2 peer) 3 (1 supervisor and 2 peer) 4 (1 supervisor and 3 peer)
Education Proof of training Proof of training Proof of training
Work Experience 2 years of related work experience 6 years of related work experience 8 years of related work experience

* In 2003, iNARTE changed its telecommunications certification level names to enhance comprehension and recognition of iNARTE certification levels by both industry and the public at large.  The Technician Class 3 and 4 merged to form the Junior technician level.  Requirements for the Junior technician certification are now equivalent to the former Technician Class 3 requirements. 

Fee Schedule

Application Fee Re-Examination Fee Online Examination Fee
Junior Technician $65.00 N/A N/A
Senior Technician $85.00 N/A N/A
Master Technician $90.00 N/A N/A
Junior Engineer $110.00 N/A N/A
Senior Engineer $130.00 N/A N/A
Senior Engineer $145.00 N/A N/A

To apply for iNARTE Telecommunications Certification, download the Certification Criteria document below then click the ‘Apply Now’ button to proceed. Should you have any issues following the certification process, try visiting the ‘How To Apply‘ page. If you need assistance please do not hesitate to contact us.

If you have been an iNARTE Certified telecommunications professional for more than two years, chances are you’ve gained expertise. Your iNARTE Certification should reflect your current skill level.

If your experience exceeds your certification level, it is time to upgrade* your iNARTE Certification level. Check below to see if you need to examine for your upgrade. Go to iNARTE Certification Levels to determine the Certification Level for which you qualify.

* Note: Upgrade applies only to Telecommunications certification categories (EMC, ESD and ATL are not eligible for upgrade).

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