Training Courses

Training Course Content

Each training course will have the appropriate certification testing at the end of the session.


RF Site Level 1 Preventative Maintenance Best Practices – Motorola Solutions, Inc., Training Services

The outline/requirements are for the newly released Level 1 PM workshop.  The delivery at the EDMSSA will be the first delivery in the field. The course is expected to be a future requirement of Service Partners to perform preventative maintenance and annual preventative maintenance sold to customers. The course is free and therefore no meals will be provided for the students. All you have to do is complete the course successfully and provide feedback regarding your course experience. The session is limited to 8 students. Session is Wednesday, April 25th to Thursday, April 26th, 2018. Students should bring a laptop, current GTR CSS and programming cable. The course is subject to Motorola Solutions directives and student registration.

Students to bring equipment:

  • a laptop,
  • current GTR CSS and
  • programming cable.


  • Must possess ETA CET or GCT certification
  • Must have successfully completed GTR course
  • Must be familiar with operation of required test equipment


  • Current and calibrated required test equipment

MyView Portal:

  • Preventive Maintenance Levels
  • Download Checklists
  • Upload Completed Forms

Preventive Maintenance Best Practices:

  • FCC Requirements
  • Required Test Equipment
    • Aeroflex 3920 or Anritsu 412
    • Rhode & Schwarz Power Sensor
    • Frequency Standard
    • Directional Couplers
  • Required Baseline Data
  • Motorola Solutions Procedures

Training Workshop Outcomes:

  1. The technician will know how to log into the MyView Portal
  2. The technician will know how to download Preventive Maintenance checklists from the MyView Portal
  3. The technician will know how to upload completed Preventive Maintenance checklists to the MyView Portal
  4. The technician will understand the need to adhere to FCC Regulations
  5. The technician will know which FCC requirements will be met in a Level 1 Preventive Maintenance
  6. The technician will install Directional Couplers at the prescribed locations at a simulated RF Site
  7. The technician will perform Preventive Maintenance tasks using required Test Equipment, following prescribed “best practices” and Level 1 PM Methods of Procedure documents.

Site Installation Practices (R-56): Motorola Solutions, Inc., Training Services

This Motorola Solutions training session will help you achieve the number and level required for R56 Certified Technician’s. The course is designed to present the standards and guidelines for installing a Motorola Solutions communication system. Students will understand how a properly installed system can help to ensure a safe and efficient communications system that will reduce system down time. The student fee includes the certification test. The R56 training class is limited to 12 spots, so sign up quickly to secure your spot.


General Communications Technician Level 1 (GCT1) IWA Technical Services, Inc.
The General Communications Technician certification is a program that is modeled after communication systems basics and the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) guidelines covering all of the disciplines in the COMT program. The purpose of the GCT is to provide a study guide and training program, along with the appropriate certification testing that covers all of the areas a radio communications technician and engineer will encounter in the public safety communications or business/commercial radio field.


General Communications Technician Level 2 (GCT2) IWA Technical Services, Inc.
The General Communications Technician Level 2 certification is a journeyman level program modeled after wide-ranging industry communication systems encompassing more specific detailed items along with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) guidelines covering all of the disciplines in the COMT program. The purpose of the GCT2 is to provide a certification program and testing that expands upon the coverage included in the GCT1 competencies. The GCT2 certification technician candidate must hold the GCT1 or the Associate CETa as the minimum pre-requisite certification. Prior RF experience is highly recommended.

The GCT2 course content includes: an in-depth study of electronics, radio technology, tools, test equipment, power systems, cabling and installations, environmental systems, antennas, transmission lines, towers, operating principles and details of radio systems, serial data and IP networks, fiber optic lines and systems, telephony, satellite communications, physical plant considerations, site procedures, and safety practices.


Mobile Communications Electronics Technician (MCET) Radio System Analytics
The second level of Mobile Communications and Electronics Installation is the Technician level. It is an advanced installation class built upon knowledge, past experiences, vehicle manufacturer suggestions and radio technician feedback to ensure that the installer is well trained and versed in the installation of complex electronic systems into modern vehicles. It is designed to identify, mitigate and avoid risk exposure to equipment installation service shops and to enhance the safety of installer personnel through education.

Today’s vehicles are technological marvels and contain hundreds of systems.  These systems control vehicle operation and functionality for powertrain control, supplemental restraints and safety systems such as anti-lock brakes, stability control activation and throttle position; they receive input from hundreds of sensors. If improperly installed, aftermarket electronic equipment can cause harmful interference to onboard systems causing unsafe, unintended and adverse effects on vehicle performance.

MCEI Level 2 course covers a review of Level 1, proper techniques and procedures for the installation of aftermarket equipment, advanced troubleshooting, antenna installation and tuning, circuits and circuit analysis with mathematics, Radio Frequency (RF) Energy and safety for the installer and vehicle occupants.  Hands-on will accompany classroom lecture for maximum learner retention. The nomenclature “MCEI Level II” is not official.  The Certification is MCET.  (A technician cannot become a CET with both the MCEI and MCET.  An MCEI is a Stand-Alone only certification like RFIM or MRT.  The MCET will be more complex).