International Society of Certified Electronics Technicians (ISCET)

Certified Electronics Technician - Journeyman-Level - Communications


Credential: Certified Electronics Technician - Journeyman-Level - Communications  GI Bill resource
Credentialing Agency: International Society of Certified Electronics Technicians (ISCET)

Renewal Period: 2 years

The International Society of Certified Electronics Technicians, Certified Electronics Technician - Journeyman-Level - Communications credential is for technicians working in the electronics field. Candidates must demonstrate knowledge of two-way transceivers and how to service them. Candidates also must understand communication theory, transmitters, deviation, sensitivity, quieting, and troubleshooting. Candidates must pass a written exam.

More information can be found on the certifying agency's website.

Certified Electronics Technician - Journeyman-Level - Communications

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Attainability:    medium

Eligibility Requirements (View Details)

  • Credential Prerequisite: must pass the ISCET Associate Certified Electronics Technician (CET) exam
  • Experience
  • Education
  • Training
  • Membership
  • Other
  • Fee

Note: This credential may have multiple options for a Service member to meet eligibility requirements. Requirements listed here are based on the minimum degree required. To view other options, see the Eligibility tab.

Exam Requirements (View Details)

  • Exam
  • Written Exam
  • Oral Exam
  • Practical Exam
  • Performance Assessment

Exam Administration (View Details)

  • In-person exam
  • Remote proctored on-line exam
  • Third-party test vendor

RECERTIFICATION SUMMARY

Renewal Period: 2 years

  • Continuing Education
  • Exam
  • Continuing Education OR Exam
  • Fee
  • Other

AGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION

International Society of Certified Electronics Technicians (ISCET)

P.O. Box 378
Hillsboro, TX  76645

Phone: (817) 921-9061

Fax: (817) 921-3741
Email: info@iscet.org

Credential Pre-requisite REQUIREMENTS

Candidate must pass the ISCET Associate Certified Electronics Technician (CET) exam before qualifying to sit for the Journeyman level exam. Details can be found on ISCET website.

This test covers 2-way transceivers and the servicing of these types of equipment.

Written Exam

  • Basic Communication Theory
  • Transmitters
  • Deviation
  • Sensitivity
  • Quieting
  • Troubleshooting

Exam Preparation Resources

There are a number of resources available to help you prepare for the Certified Electronics Technician - Journeyman-Level - Communications examination:

An additional resource is O'Reilly Learning Safari Books Online, a searchable digital library that provides online access to thousands of books, training videos and conference sessions. See the Educational Resources section on the Related Sites page here on COOL to learn how to get free access.

Testing Information

  • Exam Administration

    Credential exams may be administered in-person at a testing site, proctored on-line remotely, or have options for both. If an exam is administered through a test vendor, the third-party test vendor box will be checked. The following test administration options apply to the Certified Electronics Technician - Journeyman-Level - Communications credential where checked:

    • In-person exam
    • Remote proctored on-line exam
    • Third-party test vendor

For more information on the International Society of Certified Electronics Technicians (ISCET) testing process, visit the agency website.

RECERTIFICATION

Certified Electronics Technician - Journeyman-Level - Communications

Renewal Period: 2 years

The Certified Electronics Technician - Journeyman-Level - Communications credential has the following recertification information:

There are four ways to recertify:
  • Retaking the examination at the stated fee schedule
  • Taking and passing a higher level certification on the same track as the original certification
  • Taking and passing an additional journeyman level examination endorsement
  • Completing 20 continuing education units as outlined by the CEU(t) (technical continuing education unit) registration and renewal form and paying the registration fee as indicated
  • Note: Marine Corps COOL will only pay recertification fees for the current billing cycle. Voucher requests for recertification fees must be submitted with proof of the current status of the certification (for example, a screen shot of your credentialing agency dashboard or a copy of a current fee receipt).

Additional considerations for the Certified Electronics Technician - Journeyman-Level - Communications include:

  • Candidate can earn an Associate CET through the ISCET Electronic Systems Associate (ESA) program. The ESA covers DC, AC, Semi, and Digital in four parts. Certificates are awarded for passing each of the four parts. Once all four certificates are earned, the Associate CET is awarded. For details, go to the ISCET ESA exam on the website.

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