The following are commons questions regarding our training and certification processes.
How long is a training certification valid?
All certifications are valid for life.
Is it possible to skip the prerequisite classroom course(s) for a certification process and just take the online portion?
All prerequisite course(s) must be completed prior to completing the related online portion. In the past, we did allow courses to be skipped; however, in 100% of the cases we have seen in over 10 years of teaching, individuals end up slowing down classes and taking the prerequisite courses anyway.
How long does it take to complete a certification process?
The time required will verify depending on the process.
Can I get help during the certification process other than just the phone interviews?
Absolutely! We encourage mistakes, which is part of the learning process. We can see an individual’s answers and can help guide them when they are stuck. Keep in mind, that our process is not a test. Typically, the first case study is the hardest, but you will get better with repetition as you complete the final two studies.
How do I register for the certification process?
Go to our RF Certification Process Page
or Fiber Certification Process Page
, click the "Certification Locations" tab. Click the "Register" button to start the registration process. A valid credit card is required; if you require another payment method, call us to discuss your needs.
I already have a certification from a manufacturer. Do I need your certification?
Our processes are manufacturer neutral and focuses on applications; therefore, students completing our process are not confined to just one manufacturer of test equipment. In addition, our process is more rigorous than anything currently offered on the market and we do it without a test. We have learned over the years that tests do not truly determine what an individual understands and can apply in the field.
Do you offer a fiber certification?
Yes. This certification builds off our Antenna Line & Spectrum Analysis Certification Process. Individuals are required to take one 2-day fiber course (P/N: 0300-00354-EN), which incorporates OTDR, BBU emulation and spectrum analysis over fiber, and then complete an online certification process.
What should I bring to class?
When students register for a class, they receive an automated email with important course information, such as what to bring to class. Registered users also receive access to their own unique secure Home Page on our website, which will list completed and scheduled training courses and certification programs.
What if I don’t have test equipment for the training?
In most cases, we can work with the manufacturer of your choice to get a demo unit for the training session. We are manufacturer neutral, so our goal is to work with all manufacturers. Requests should be emailed to email@example.com
10-workdays prior to your course start date.
How early should I arrive on the first day of class?
We recommend arriving 30 minutes prior to the start time on the first day. This will allow time to setup your equipment and get connected to our system.
What happens if I need to cancel my training?
Cancellations can be performed on your unique Home Page located on our website or you can call us at +1-925-968-9265. Refer to our Terms and Conditions Page
regarding cancellation policies.
What are my payment options?
We take checks, credit cards, and wire transfers. Credit cards are required when registering on our website.
How do I obtain syllabuses for courses listed on your RF Training Courses Page?
Send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org
or call us at +1-925-968-9265. Not all courses and certifications are listed.
Can courses be customized?
Yes. Our goal is to target the needs of our customers. Send a request to email@example.com or call us at +1-925-968-9265.
Do you offer virtual training?
No. The type of training we do is complex and requires the use of test equipment and systems. In addition, in many cases, fieldwork is also required as part of our courses.
Do I have to be a customer to use your PIM calculator?
No. You will need to gain access to the customer specific section of our website. Request access via our Registration Page.