NWSA Reaches Major Milestone, Surpassing 15,000 Certifications Issued

(Atlanta, GA) – The National Wireless Safety Alliance (NWSA) announced today that the organization has officially surpassed 15,000 certifications issued to workers in the communications infrastructure industry. NWSA reached the 15,000 credentials mark in a 7-year time span, having started offering certification programs to the industry in 2017. The organization made the official announcement live from the 2024 Connectivity Expo Conference at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia.

“The 15,000 certifications milestone is a great accomplishment for the industry, validating its adoption of the first and only ANSI accredited trade certifications for telecommunications tower technicians. The momentum of NWSA’s credentialing programs continue to have a positive impact on worker safety, quality and professionalism,” said Executive Director Duane MacEntee. “All of the dedicated industry stakeholders, including the NWSA Board of Directors, Board of Governors, subject matter experts, volunteers, and companies who have committed to NWSA credentialing as a pathway for their employees should be extremely proud of this achievement,” added MacEntee.

The NWSA currently offers the following certification programs leading to worker credentials: Telecommunications Tower Technician 1 (TTT-1), Telecommunications Tower Technician 2 (TTT-2), Antenna & Line Specialty and Foreman. NWSA will also be launching the Advanced Rigging Specialty certification later this year.

Industry workers, companies and stakeholders are encouraged to visit the NWSA website at www.nws-a.org to learn more about the organization and how to begin the process of obtaining certification.

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