Training Courses

Training Course Content

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

Site Installation Practices (R-56)
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)
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 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)
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 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 and Electronics Installer (MCEI)
This certification includes basic knowledge concepts of land mobile radio (LMR) and associated electronics equipment installation. This also incorporates required skills applicable to all functions required to safely and completely install mobile communications and associated electronic equipment, including removal and reinstallation.