Get Certified

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Being NWSA certified will set you apart as you have been through an industry-built and industry-recognized process to verify your knowledge and skill as a telecommunications professional. This program is unlike anything in the industry as it maintains the highest levels of integrity and fairness throughout the process. Getting certified will give you and telecommunications community the confidence to know that you are qualified to do the work and help you progress in your own career path.

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Where do you start? Download the candidate handbook for detailed information about the programs, the timelines related to taking exams, outline of the exam content, and how to maintain your certification.

Steps to becoming NWSA certified

Learn About our Certifications

Learn More about the NWSA certification programs and which one is right for you.

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Review the eligibility requirements in the Candidate Handbook(s) to make sure you qualify.

Candidate Handbook

Exam Prep

Determine your exam preparation pathway; self-study, employer provided training, third-party training, tech/vocational school, etc.

Contact a Training Provider

Apply and Schedule Written Exam

Determine which exams you need to take and apply online for computer-based testing. You will receive information on how to contact PSI to schedule your exam at one of more than 400 computer-based testing (CBT) locations.

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Find Practical Test Site

Find a practical Test Site location or Practical Examiner

Find A Test Site

Complete Exams

Once your written and practical exams are complete; NWSA will mail your NWSA certification card.