Online Course

Coaxial Splicer Specialist (CSS)


The Coax Splicer Specialist course draws upon SCTE Recommended Practices for Coaxial Construction and Testing. Topics include hardline coaxial cable connectorization, system design, signals used in a cable system, powering, aerial and underground coaxial cable construction, activation and testing, and relevant field safety topics. Learners will also understand the field practical skills like how to splice coaxial, connectorized coax, and proper testing techniques.

Included in the Course 

  • In-depth interactive eBook modules 
  • Module assessments 
  • Course final exam

Requirements for Successful Course Completion

  • Module quizzes 70% or higher 
  • Course final test 70% or higher 

Format and Schedule

The course is delivered online via the SCTE virtual classroom, during which participants view web-based course materials and complete assessments (quizzes & final) at a time that is convenient for them. Participants may contact the instructor when they have questions.    

It is recommended that participants spend approximately 2 - 3 hours per week over a 12-week period, on average, completing the various course activities in order to maximize the learning benefits. 100% of the schedule is determined by the participant (viewing online materials and completing quizzes). 

System Requirements: A high speed Internet connection, Internet browser with HTML5. For tablet access, HTML5 can be used to online content modules. 

Target Audience

  • Coax Splicers
  • Maintenance Technicians
  • Outside Plant Personnel
  • Plant Technicians

Recommended Prerequisites

SCTE Understanding Cable Technology or equivalent



Upon Successful Completion

  • SCTE course completion certificate
  • 2 recertification units (RUs) towards SCTE certification renewal