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Certification Exam Fees

ETA prices its electronics certification exams affordably for any student or professional. We also offer discounts when you combine several exams into a single sitting (we apply the highest exam fee first). Please see the exam fees below for more details.

ETA exam retake policies:
We allow one free retake with all ETA certification exams. This does not apply to FCC exams. There is a 30-day waiting period to retake an exam (with no waiting period for FCC exam retakes), and you must complete the retake within one year of the first exam session.

NOTE: In addition to the exam fees listed below, you may have additional instructors' fees for classes or exam supervision.


Current ETA Certification Exam Fees:

Basic Electronics Certifications

 

Student Electronics Technician (SET). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

$30.00

Apprentice Electronics Technician (APP). . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

$60.00

Associate Electronics Technician (CETa). . . . . . . . . . . . . .

$60.00

-Associate exam FREE if taken with a Journeyman exam at the same time

 

Electronics Modules. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  • Basic DC
  • Basic AC
  • Basic Analog
  • Basic Digital
  • Comprehensive

$25.00 Each

Journeyman Electronics Technician (CET). . . . . . . . . . . . . .

$75.00-$150.00

-Each additional Journeyman certification is $30, if taken with the Associate at the same time

   

Journeyman Certifications

 

Biomedical

 

Biomedical Electronics Technician (BMD). . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

$75.00

Biomedical Imaging Equipment Technician (BIET) +. . . . . . . .

$75.00
   

Communications

 

Communication Site Installer (R56) +. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

$100.00

Certified Satellite Installer (CSI) +. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

$75.00

Antenna, C and Ku Band, Commercial, and SMATV Endorsements for CSI *. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

$60.00

Distributed Antenna Systems Technician (DAS) +. . . . . . . .

$100.00

Personal Communications Service - Cellular (PCS-C) +. . . . .

$75.00

RADAR (RAD). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

$75.00

Telecommunications (TCM) +. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

$75.00

Wireless Communications (WCM). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

$75.00

USMSS (MSS). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

$100.00

   

Computers

 

Network Computer Technician (NCT) +. . . . . . . . .

$75.00

Network Systems Technician (NST) +. . . . . . . . .

$100.00

Computer Service Technician (CST) +. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

$75.00

Wireless Network Technician (WNT) +. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

$75.00

   

SmartHome

 

Certified Alarm Security Technician (CAST) +. . . . . . . . . . .

$75.00

Electronic Security Networking Technician (ESNT) +. . . . . . .

$100.00

   

Other ETA Journeyman Certifications

 

Avionics (AVN). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

$75.00

Commercial Audio Technician (CAT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

$75.00

Industrial (IND) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

$75.00

Line and Antenna Sweep (LAS) +. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

$100.00

Radio Frequency Identification Technical Specialist (RFID) +.

$100.00

   

Stand-Alone Certifications

Fiber Optics & Data Cabling

 

Aerospace Fiber Optics Fabricator (FAB) **. . . . . . . . . . . . $175.00

Data Cabling Installer (DCI) **. . . . . . . . . . . 

$150.00

Fiber Optics Installer (FOI) **. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

$150.00

Fiber Optics Technician (FOT) **. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 

$150.00

Fiber Optics Technician - Outside Plant (FOT-OSP) **. . . . .

$150.00

Fiber Optics Designer (FOD) **. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

$150.00

Photonics Technician Operator (PTO) **. . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Principles of Optics
  • Basics of Laser Physics/Devices
  • Safety

$50.00 Each

Photonics Technician Specialist (PTS) **. . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Principles of Optics
  • Basics of Laser Physics/Devices
  • Safety

$50.00 Each

Technician in Precision Optics (TPO) **. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Safety

$50.00 Each

Specialist in Precision Optics (SPO) **. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Principles of Optics
  • Safety

$50.00 Each

Termination and Testing Technician (TTT) **. . . . . . . . . . .

$100.00

   

Renewable Energy

 

Electric Vehicle (EVT). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

$200.00

Photovoltaic Installer - LVL1 (PVI-LVL1). . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

$150.00

Small Wind Energy Installer - LVL1 (SWI-LVL1). . . . . . . . . .

$150.00

   

SmartHome

 

Residential Electronic Systems Integrator (RESI). . . . . . . . .

$75.00

-Basic RESI and one endorsement is $75, if taken at the same sitting

RESI Endorsement. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

$75.00

Master Residential Electronics Systems Integrator (RESI)

$75.00

   

Other ETA Stand-Alone Certifications

 

Broadband Voice over Internet Protocol (B-VoIP). . . . . . . . .

$150.00

Certified Customer Service Specialist (CSS). . . . . . . . . . . .

$75.00

Certified Service Manager (CSM). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  

$150.00

Gaming and Vending Technician (GVT). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 

$100.00

General Communication Technician (GCT1). . . . . . . . . . . . .

$100.00

Mobile Communications & Electronics Installer (MCEI). . . . . . 

$100.00

Passive Intermodulation Testing (PIM). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

$125.00

   

FCC Licensing

One element. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

$50.00

Any two elements taken together. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

$50.00

Any three elements taken together. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

$70.00

Additional elements taken at same sitting. . . . . . . . . . . . . .

$20.00

License Renewals. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

$80.00

 

Rollovers

CompTIA A+ Rollover to CST. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

$50.00

CompTIA Network+ Rollover to CNST. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

$75.00

FCC GROL + Associate CET to WCM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
-Only applies to the new FCC question pools that went into effect December 26, 2009. No earlier licenses will be accepted.

$75.00

FCC Element 8 Rollover to Radar (Associate certification required). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

$50.00
   

Senior & Master Certifications

Senior Exam. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Cost of Journeyman option plus $75.00

Senior Upgrade. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

$75.00

-Senior upgrades must be done within the first year of certification

Master Exam. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

$175.00

Master Upgrade. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

$75.00

   

Replacement Materials

Certificate. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

$15.00

Wallet Card. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

$10.00

Certificates/Wallet Cards reissued due to incorrect information supplied on information forms. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


$25.00

   

Miscellaneous

Exam Review. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

$25.00

Associate upgrade to Journeyman. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
-Only applies to these certifications

$50.00



+ Can also be taken as a stand-alone certification.

* Each of the four endorsements (Antenna, C and Ku Band, Commercial, and SMATV), if taken at separate times, is $60 per endorsement; if the CSI and all four endorsements are taken at the same time it is $240 - a price break of $75; if you already have your CSI and later take all four of the endorsements at the same time the price is $180 - a $60 price break.

** Indicates special course; fee and hands-on exam from an ETA-approved school required.

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