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Join ETA and IWCE in Orlando!

ETA will be co-locating the 2018 Education Forum with the IWCE conference in Orlando, Florida March 5-9, 2018. The show will be focused on providing training through outside vendors as well as and seminars in poplular technology areas related to ETA certification.

Registration is now open!


On the registration page at, scroll down to the ETA Education Forum and click the box to see the schedules and pricing. All Training Courses must be registered for separately and include the ETA Testing Fees.  

Registration for any training classes includes access to the IWCE exhibit hall (Wed/Thurs), keynote addresses (Wed), general session (Thurs), Networking Reception (Wed) and town hall meetings.  Create an entire week of education by choosing two training classes or add an IWCE One-Day or Short Course Package to your registration!  Make sure to check for conflicting timing when combining classes as some overlap.  

ETA-approved training courses leading to ETA certification are presented by the industry's most respected training providers:

Distributed Antenna Systems Training (Mon/Tues)
General Communications Technical Training, Level 1 (Mon/Tues)
General Communications Technical Training, Level 2 (Mon/Tues)
Microwave Radio Technician (Mon/Tues)
Line and Antenna Sweep Training (Mon/Tues)
Mobile Communications and Electronics Technician Training (Mon/Tues/Wed)
Communications Site Installer (R56) Training (Mon/Tues/Wed/Thurs)
Fiber to the Antenna (Mon/Tues/Wed/Thurs)
Photovoltaic Installer, Level 1 (Mon/Tues/Wed/Thurs/Fri)
Radio Frequency Interference and Mitigation (Wed/Thurs)
Associate CET (Wed/Thurs)
Cybersecurity and Information Technology Specialist Training (Wed/Thurs/Fri)

More Education

ETA will also host sessions in a special ETA Technical Track. These classes provide a one-topic overview from some of ETA's leading instructors. Attendees can participate in the entire track or mix and match ETA Short Courses with IWCE Short Courses. To attend, register for the IWCE Short Course Package or you can select a One-Day Package to attend classes on that day.

UAVs within the Telecommunication Industry
Radar – A Link in Microwave Communication Systems
SmartHome Fiber within The Home (FWTH) IoT Connected Technologies
The Role of Wireless Boosters in a Crowded Radio World 
Measuring Transmission Line Quality Prior to and During installation on a Tower
Microwave and Millimeter Wave Radio for Backhaul
How LiFi Network Technologies Will Change Our Lives
The 5G and IoT Evolution: How the Design and Construction of Infrastructure is Evolving in the Telecomm Industry
Advanced Applied UAV/Drone Use: sUAS: Tools for Research for Public Safety Professionals
Microwave Antenna Installation & Alignment

Continuing Education Credits

ETA offers Continuing Education Credits for all their training classes and short courses.  It also offers CECs for many of IWCE's classes. Check back to see a list of approved classes and the number of credits. For more information, please contact Michele Lawson of ETA.


ETA has partnered with IWCE and Veterans Assembled Electronics to offer both Student and Veteran Scholarships to attend IWCE, including travel expenses. Visit ETA's Education Forum page for more details and to see more about the Scholarship opportunities. 

Special Events

ETA’s Annual Membership Meeting
Tuesday, March 6 * 5:30 - 7:30 pm * Orange County Convention Center
Membership in ETA’s professional association provides meaningful growth, resulting from the added value members receive through professional development and involvement with other members. One of the privileges of membership in ETA International is your right to voice your opinion about the direction of ETA and to learn how it has served its members in the previous year.

ETA’s Awards Banquet
Thursday, March 8 * 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm 
Fogo de Chao, 8282 International Drive, Orlando
Join ETA at the Annual Awards Banquet to recognize the contributions of outstanding individuals to their industry.  For more information, contact Michele Lawson at
KEYNOTE: "Changing Character of Future Warfare (CFW)"
 By Michael Macedonia, Ph.D., AVP Research and Innovation, University of Central Florida