Tower technician certification programs

By Jonathan Nally
Wednesday, 11 January, 2017

Tower technician certification programs

The US National Wireless Safety Alliance (NWSA) has launched two industry-wide certification programs: Telecommunications Tower Technician 1 (TTT-1) and Telecommunications Tower Technician 2 (TTT-2).

The programs were developed by a team of experts comprising tower workers, carriers, tower owners/vertical realtors, OEMs, contractors, trainers, manufacturers and suppliers.

The NWSA teamed with the US National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) to leverage its expertise in designing exams and credentialing programs in alignment with the certification industry’s most rigorous accreditation requirements.

“I am extremely pleased that NWSA met its ambitious goal of launching the TTT-1 and TTT-2 certification programs in the marketplace by 2017,” stated NWSA Board of Directors President Don Doty.

“This is a tremendous milestone for the communications tower industry as NWSA certification is now available on a nationwide basis.”

To become certified under TTT-1 or TTT-2, candidates are required to successfully complete both a computer-based (CBT) written examination and a practical examination to demonstrate their knowledge and skills at each certification level.

Other assessment and certification programs the NWSA is considering for future development include antenna and line foreman, certified climber, tower (stacking) foreman, structural modifications foreman, DAS systems, small cell systems and broadcast structures.

Image courtesy NWSA.

Related News

Sanctions on Hytera halted by appeals court

The sanctions follow a years-long trade secrets and copyright infringement dispute between the...

MXene-based compound to enable 3D-printed antennas

The integration of MXene onto 3D-printed nylon-based parts allows a channel-like structure to...

NT launches draft Drone Industry Strategy, Drone Innovation Challenge

Northern Territory residents are invited to have their say on a new draft strategy designed to...

  • All content Copyright © 2024 Westwick-Farrow Pty Ltd