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Senior (CETsr) Designation

If an applicant is awarded a Senior Certified Electronics Technician (CETsr) after taking a regular Journeyman exam based on score and six years of experience/schooling, then they are issued only a paper certificate - plaques are an additional $75.

A technician with six or more years of combined work and electronics training is eligible for the ETA Senior Certified Electronics Technician (CETsr) certification. To be a Senior Certified Electronics Technician, an entire certification exam must be passed (which consists of the Associate CET (CETa) exam plus one of the specialized journeyman options). The Associate CET must be taken first for the senior status to be awarded automatically. The applicant must score at least 85% on the Journeyman portion to qualify for Senior designation. The Senior designation will be awarded automatically to those who meet the above requirements.

The Senior level certification is intended for, but not limited to, the professional electronics service technicians, technician-managers, consultants, and electronics educators who have been active in the industry for six or more years.


If you hold a Standalone certification that also qualifies as a Journeyman option, and would like to attain Senior status, then you may upgrade to the Senior by taking the Associate CET exam and paying an upgrade fee. The applicant must have scored 85% or higher on the applicable Stand-Alone exam. Journeyman upgrades are $50. Please call the ETA office to upgrade.

CETsr Pricing

Senior Plaque: $75
   

Master Specialty (CETms) Designation

With the increase of specialization in all areas of technology, the board of ETA International has proposed, discussed, and approved a new Master Specialty class of CET certification effective July 1, 2017. Please refer to the Master Specialty chart for specific information on ETA’s CETms program. Other restrictions may apply.

The ETA Certified Electronics Technician Master Specialty (CETms) certification is designed for any professional in a specific field of electronics. The CETms is a maintainable certification, and all certifications must not be expired at the time the Master Specialty certification is requested. Each Master Specialty will receive a new certificate and wallet card.

How Do I Earn A Master Specialty Designation?

To earn the Master Specialty, an individual must have six or more years combined electronics training and/or work experience, as well as having earned an Associate CET (CETa). An individual must also have at least four of the six certifications in his/her specialty category of choice (Fiber Optics, Information Technology, RF Communications, or Telecommunications). Two of the six certifications may come from any other Journeyman-level certification field, or all six certifications may come from the specialty category of choice. Other categories will be listed as they become Master Specialty eligible. Individuals can aquire a Master Specialty certification in each category!

Master Specialty CETs must continue to maintain the individual certifications that make up their Master Specialty CET. In many cases, current certifications are required by employers. All certifications contained within the Master CETms must be maintained to stay valid. The Master Specialty CET is accredited by the International Certification Accreditation Council (ICAC).

Those who earn the requisite certifications, and have the training and/or work experience, will be automatically upgraded to the CETms after the July 1, 2017 date. If you earned the requisite number of certifications before July 1, 2017, then you are able to upgrade for a fee.

Upgrade your CET to the new CETms today!

CETms Pricing

Upgrade Fee: $50
Master Specialty Plaque: $75
   

Master (CETma) Designation

Please refer to the Master CET chart for specific information on ETA’s CETma program. Other restrictions may apply.

A technician with six or more years combined work and electronics training may be eligible for the ETA Master Certified Electronics Technician (CETma) certification. The Master certification was created to showcase those technicians who are able to demonstrate proficiency in the many fields of electronics. In addition to the Associate level certification, one must successfully obtain six ETA certifications, with no more than two originating from the same specialized category in the Master CET chart, in order to qualify. All certifications must be current. Passing score on all ETA exams is 75% or higher.

Master CETs can maintain the individual certifications that make up their Master CET if desired. In many cases, current certifications are required by employers. The Master CET certification itself is not maintainable.

The Master level certification is designed for, but not limited to, professional electronics service technicians, technician-managers, consultants and electronics educators. This is the highest level of ETA certification available.

CETma Pricing

Master Exam (includes all six exams if taken at one sitting) and a Master Plaque: $175
Master Plaque: $75