The National Wireless Safety Alliance, (NWSA), a 501 c-6 non-profit organization received its Certification of Incorporation on February 2, 2015. The official Bylaws governing the NWSA were formally approved on April 14, 2015.
The NWSA issued a call for members of the Telecommunications Tower Technician Task Force (TTTF) in the second quarter of 2015, followed shortly after with the formation and naming of the NWSA Board of Governors in the third quarter of 2015. The first TTTF meeting was held in Dallas in September of 2015 and during 2016, many dedicated subject matter experts from across the industry met in-person every 6 weeks and held countless additional hours of conference calls to develop the new Telecommunications Tower Technician I & II (TTT I & II) certification examinations. The first TTT I & II examinations were offered in January, 2017.
Since the inception of the NWSA, its focus has been on the development of a broad scope Tower Technician job certification, by applying a new approach to improving worker safety and reducing deaths in the industry. The NWSA was established as strictly a safety driven certification organization for individuals who work in the telecommunications industry. The actual training pathway for workers can be from a variety of other sources, such as employers, training companies, or educational institutions.