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Motorola Certifications

ETA offers both proprietary and non-proprietary certifications for Motorola technicians and Service Stations. Motorola recommends that all technicians take the basic electronics Associate Certified Electronics Technician (CETa) - designated as CESa in Canada - exam prior to obtaining any of these certifications.

Many technicians are also choosing to achieve the full Journeyman level CET (designated as CES in Canada) by taking either the Wireless Communications (WCM) or United States Motorola Service Station (USMSS) certification. Others have gone on to attain Senior (CETsr) or even Master (CETma) level CET certification. We have provided this page to help answer some of the most commonly asked questions about USMSS certification programs, as well as to help identify Motorola-specific resources for testing.


Motorola ASTRO® 25 Series Testing (Theory and Practical Exams):

Motorola Technicians who take the ASTRO25 Series as a Stand-Alone are not yet required to take the Associate CET exam.  Attendance of the corresponding ASTRO 25 M Core or GTR 8000 Repeater Site training course is mandatory.

  • M Core Technician (MCT 7.x) - Theory / Practical $330
    • Motorola employees and Affiliates are eligible for the required course.
    • Exam/Hands-On are online only.  Exams are not available at Schaumburg.
    • Passing score is 80% and there is a three hour time limit.
    • If the exam is not passed by the second attempt, then the individual must attend another Motorola class before attempting the exam again.
    • Certification is valid for four years
    • Not eligible for maintenance, and must be retaken at or after expiration (90 day grace).
    • If the recertification exam is not passed by the first attempt, then the individual must attend another Motorola class to take the exam again, which will be the free retake.
    • Stand-Alone certification does not count towards Master CET status
    • Prior experience with an ASTRO®25 7.x radio system is strongly recommended as a prerequisite to the certification.  Most recent radio system update is the standard.


  • GTR 8000 Repeater Site Technician (GTT) - Theory / Practical $330
    • Motorola employees and Affiliates are eligible for the required course.
    • Exam/Hands-On are online only.  Exams are not available at Schaumburg
    • Passing score is 80% and there is a three hour time limit.
    • If the exam is not passed by the second attempt, then the individual must attend another Motorola class and take the exam again.
    • Certification is valid for four years
    • Not eligible for maintenance, and must be retaken after expiration (90 day grace).
    • If the recertification exam is not passed by the first attempt, then the individual must attend another Motorola class and take the exam again, which will be the free retake.
    • Does not count towards Master CET status


  • IP Simulcast Site Technician - Coming Soon- See Motorola Training Catalog


  • MCC 7000 Console System Technician - Coming Soon – See Motorola Training Catalog
  • Radio Network Administrator (RNA 7.x) - Retired as of 9/1/12


  • CENTRACOM Gold Elite Console System Technician (CTT) - Retired as of 12/31/12

* Registration is now being taken through the Motorola LMS system. You may register for one of these sessions at http://learning.motorolasolutions.com.




Other Motorola Certifications:

We also offer the following tests for both Motorola technicians or representatives and for those with an Associate CET (CETa) or Basic Electronics certification attempting to achieve Journeyman Certified Electronics Technician (CET)—status with ETA International (tests can be used as the journeyman portion of the knowledge test).

  • Communication Site Installation Inspector (CSII) - $100
    • Only Motorola employees and Affiliates invited by Motorola authorization are eligible.
    • Must complete a Motorola Communications Site Installation Inspector (R56) training course.
    • Examination must be taken within a year of taking the required training course.
    • If the exam is not passed (75%) by the second attempt, then the individual must attend another Motorola class and take the exam again.
    • Must have attained the Associate CET (CETa) certification. The CSII will not be issued without the Associate CET to attain the Journeyman Option.
    • Not eligible for the maintenance program and Course/Exam must be retaken after expiration.
    • Additional CSII (R56 Auditor) information will be updated and available soon.


  • Communication Site Installer (R56) - $100
    • Motorola employees and Affiliates only (unless invited and Motorola authorization given).
    • Must complete a Motorola Communications Site Installer (R56) training course.  Provide written evidence of having attended the instructor-led Motorola Site Installation Practices Workshop.
    • Training course is offered mainly at the Motorola training facility in Schaumburg, IL. The class schedule can be accessed via your Motorola Online account.
    • Training course may be offered in the field under special circumstances. Contact your local Motorola Account Representative and/or Customer Support Manager or ETA.
    • Examination must be taken within a year of taking the required training course.
    • Can be taken as an ETA Stand-Alone or Journeyman Option (w/ CETa) for the certified R56.
    • If the exam is not passed (75%) by the second attempt, then the individual must attend another Motorola class and take the exam again.
    • Not eligible for the maintenance program and Course/Exam must be retaken after expiration.
    • Offsite R56 class schedule
  • Antenna Systems Analysis (ASA) - $100
    • Motorola employees and Affiliates only (unless specifically invited).
    • Must complete the Motorola Antenna System Analysis Using a Frequency Domain Reflectometer training course.
    • Must have attained the Associate CET (CETa) plus the Wireless Communications (WCM) or USMSS certifications.  Must be journeyman certified.
    • This Frequency Domain Reflectometer (FDR) certification includes a hands-on verification of modern FDR equipment usage and a written exam that must be passed with a score of 75%
    • Examination must be taken within a year of taking the required training course.
    • If the exam is not passed by the second attempt, then the individual must attend another Motorola class and take the exam again.
    • Must be renewed through the Maintenance program.


  • RF Signal Investigation Techniques (RFSIT) - $100
    • Motorola employees only (unless specifically invited).
    • Motorola technologists and engineers who have completed the Motorola RF Signal Investigation Techniques Using a Spectrum Analyzer training course are eligible to sit for the exam.
    • This spectrum analysis certification includes a hands-on verification of modern spectrum analyzer equipment usage and a written exam that must be passed with a score of 75% or higher.
    • Journeyman Option only.  The RFSIT will not be issued without the Associate CET.
    • Must have attained the Associate CET (CETa) certification.
    • Examination must be taken within a year of taking the required training course.
    • If the exam is not passed by the second attempt, then the individual must attend another Motorola class and take the exam again.
    • Must be renewed through the Maintenance program.


  • T1 Link Verification (LV) - $100
    • Must complete the T1 Link Verification training course.
    • Examination must be taken within a year of taking the required training course.
    • If the exam is not passed by the second attempt, then the individual must attend another Motorola class and take the exam again.
    • Journeyman Option only.  The T1 will not be issued without the Associate CET.
    • Must be renewed through the Maintenance program.


Motorola Certification FAQ
Astro 25 and Console Testing FAQ


Recommended study materials:

The Associate CET Study Guide
FCC GROL Plus Study Material
FCC GROL Plus Study Material w/ CD
National Electrical Code
Motorola R56 Manual - Motorola Parts Department - (800) 422-4210

  • Manual part number is 68P81089E50
  • CD part number is 9880384V83

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Associate CET (CETa)
Wireless Communications (WCM) / USMSS

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