The iNARTE iNformer

By Christian Thornton

iNARTE cordially invites you to join us at the annual EMC Society Symposium in Reno, Nevada. We will be exhibiting at the event from July 27–31 and would love to meet you to discuss how iNARTE certification can help you in your career.

EMC auditing

We invite you to visit us to learn about iNARTE’s certification programs and new career pathway options that we are launching.

We will also be hosting a special presentation on July 27 that will focus on current trends in the industry and how the new career pathways can benefit both you and your organization. On July 31 we will also be holding our annual no-application-fee exam. This is a unique opportunity to sit for the examination without having to pay the application fee. The pressure is off because you only pay for the certification if you pass the exam.

The importance of auditing in EMC and related fields

Auditing is a growing area of concern and need in the engineering community. As this concern grows, so too does the need for qualified individuals to perform this function.

The availability of auditors with knowledge and experience to support commercial, medical, government, and military electronic systems and equipment is critical to maximizing the benefits of an audit whether internal, second, or third party. Audit planning and management must be given appropriate and timely consideration during the development, procurement, and deployment of any assets that utilize electromagnetic components.

Like most of the areas iNARTE is involved in, auditing is a role that many engineers and technicians find themselves in, yet they have little to no training or evidence of their qualifications to maximize their performance in this role.

This lack of credentialing and planning can be troublesome during audit situations. As a former medical laboratory auditor, I know how frustrating it can be for both the auditor and auditee when questions of qualifications are raised. The phrase “What qualifies you to make that determination?” is one that can be insulting and difficult to explain to someone who may not be fully versed in the content area.

Similarly, an outside auditor may have higher expectations of internal processes for which the team may not be fully prepared.

We look forward to meeting you

Join iNARTE in Reno as we delve deeper into current industry trends and discuss the value of certification and career pathways in these and other situations.

I will personally be in Reno to help with the application process and answer any questions you may have. The session we are hosting on the first day of the event will provide an opportunity for you to see and hear firsthand how iNARTE certification can be of great value. We will also have practice questions available to help you to study for our exams.

About the author

Christian Thornton is the global business manager for iNARTE.