IEEE wireless communications certification deadline approaches

IEEE WCET certification program examination to be held from April 7 - May 4, 2013. Application deadline ends March 22 for Spring 2013 testing period.

The IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc), a professional organization dedicated to the advancement of communications technologies, announced that it will hold the next IEEE Wireless Communication Engineering Technologies (IEEE WCET) certification exam from April 7 - May 4, 2013 at Prometric testing centers located worldwide.

IEEE ComSoc developed the IEEE WCET program to address the international wireless industry’s need for qualified individuals with real-world problem-solving skills. Launched under the guidance of Professional Examination Service (PES), a renowned professional credential developer, as well as international industry experts and experienced wireless practitioners, IEEE WCET has since become recognized worldwide as a vendor-neutral and transnational credential for demonstrating the wireless expertise of communications professionals.

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Through a globally based group of dedicated volunteers, the exam and its supported products and services are continuously improved and updated for currency and relevance. This includes the latest advances and developments in the areas of RF engineering, propagation, and antennas; access technologies; network and service architectures; network management and security; facilities infrastructure; agreements, standards, policies, and regulations; and fundamental knowledge.

To qualify for the IEEE WCET designation, candidates with a bachelor’s or comparable degree from an accredited institution and at least three years of professional wireless engineering experience must pass the program’s detailed comprehensive examination. Administered on computer at selected locations, the exam is composed of 150 multiple choice questions with each applicant given up to four hours to complete the exam. The US$500 fee ($450 for IEEE and IEEE ComSoc members) covers the application fee, processing, the “seat fee” for taking the test, scoring and score reporting, and a certificate sent to those who pass the exam. In addition, a 75 question online practice exam is also available for $50 to provide prospective exam takers the opportunity to gauge their preparedness for the official IEEE WCET exam.

Other IEEE WCET resources include the second edition of A Guide to the Wireless Engineering Body of Knowledge (published by John Wiley & Sons), a noted reference on wireless technology; in addition to free subscriptions to the bi-monthly IEEE Wireless Communications Professional electronic newsletter and the new 2013 IEEE WCET Candidate Handbook.

Further, IEEE ComSoc now offers an ongoing series of online and in-person courses designed to not only help candidates prepare for upcoming exams, but also increase their overall knowledge of the wireless field. Additional information is available at This includes the latest courses covering topics such as:

-- Introduction to Professional Wireless Communications
-- Wireless Communications Engineering – Current Practices
-- LTE Fundamentals and Applications Voice Over LTE: Convergence of IMS-based Voice and LTE
-- Machine-to-Machine (M2M) for Engineers & Managers
-- Self Organizing Networks

Eligible candidates are invited to visit to learn about IEEE Wireless Communications Professional (IEEE WCP) credential benefits and program news, gain access to the latest resource material, and complete registration applications, which are due by March 22, 2013. For more information on the IEEE WCET program please visit or contact Marilyn Catis at

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