Wireless Communications (WCM)

Wireless Communications (WCM)

The following is a listing of each topic considered necessary to be included in a course of study directed towards the education of workers performing installation, maintenance and repair of mobile and fixed radio communications systems: radio theory, components, terminology and symbols, basic analog circuits, transmission lines, antennas and towers, cabling and connectors, block diagrams, schematics, flow charts, hand tools and soldering, grounding-lightning protection, radio mathematics and formulas, interfacing, computer and digital circuits, computer applications, internet applications, mobile systems, satellite-data-telecommunications, radio environment workplace safety and business practices, frequency bands for mobile communications, test equipment and measurements, troubleshooting, commercial radio networks, modulations schemes, control systems, rf interference and rf coverage analysis, testing and diagnosis.

If you hold a valid FCC GROL, and either the ETA Associate CET (CETa), General Communications Technician – Level 1 (GCT1), or a Journeyman (CET) certification, then you are eligible for a rollover to an ETA Wireless Communications (WCM) certification! To apply, you will need to send a copy of your GROL certificate to ETA via fax (765) 653-4287 or email. You may also attach when filling out the online form. GROL rollovers are $75. NOTE: This rollover only applies to the new FCC question pools that went into effect December 26, 2009. No earlier licenses will be accepted.

Additional Information

  • FREE retake! ETA allows one free retake with all ETA certification exams after a 30-day waiting period. (This does not apply to FCC exams.) Retakes must be completed within one year of the first exam session.
  • ACCREDITED by the International Certification Accreditation Council (ICAC)

WCM Exam Info

Price: $75
Type of Certification:
Maintenance Required:
Certification Term: 4 Yrs
Hands-On Required: No
Questions on Exam: 100
Passing Score: 75%
Time Allowed to Test: 2 hours