Learn About Our Certifications

NWSA seeks to create the highest quality certification programs to ensure the industry has the greatest confidence in its growing workforce. Employers, workers, and the industry as a whole can feel confident that all NWSA certification programs are designed to meet the evolving needs of the telecommunications industry and that being NWSA certified is a mark of quality, integrity, and fairness.

The certification programs offered by NWSA were developed by industry experts with the primary goal of improving the safety of all whose work brings them into contact with communication structures and related equipment. These nationally recognized certification programs are the culmination of diligent hard work by experts representing various industry stakeholders that use and understand the services of telecommunications technicians.

NWSA brought in the premier experts in test design and certification program development to develop the highest quality exams and processes to support the unique needs of the telecommunications industry.

NWSA, as a third-party certification body, is fully committed to, and understands the importance of, delivering all certification activities on a foundation of impartiality. All policies and procedures are established in an objective manner and ultimately strive to achieve fairness throughout all activities. NWSA prevents any conflicts of interest through detailed policies and procedures observed by staff, governing body representatives, and those involved in written and practical exam administration.

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For information regarding the NWSA-endorsed Signalperson and Rigger certification programs offered by NCCCO, please use the links below:

CCO Signalperson Certification CCO Rigger Certification