A: Look at the part of the network in which you work.
Broadband Premises Installer (BPI)
Broadband Premises Technician (BPT)
Broadband Premises Expert (BPE)
Broadband Wireless Specialist (BWS)
Broadband Fiber Installer (BFI)
Business Class Services Specialist (BCSS)
Broadband Distribution Specialist (BDS)
Broadband Transport Specialist (BTS)
Broadband Telecom Center Specialist (BTCS)
Construction Engineering Professional (CEP)
Digital Video Engineering Professional (DVEP)
Internet Protocol Engineering Professional (IPEP)
DOCSIS® Engineering Professional (DEP)
Especialista en Banda Ancha Wireless (BDS)
Especialista en Inalambrico de Banda Ancha (BWS)
Especialista en Transporte de Banda Ancha (BTS)
A: Passing the required exam(s).
A: Visit the SCTE training courses page and select the certification prep course that corresponds with the certification you’d like to earn. SCTE has prep courses for most SCTE certifications and recommended study resources are available for each SCTE Certification exam.
A: Your exam will expire one year from the date of purchase and the fees will be forfeited.
A: SCTE provides a variety of study resources including a study guide, reference materials, mentors and study groups. No single course teaches all of the information needed to pass SCTE’s certification exams but SCTE has certification prep courses to help you prepare.
See SCTE's Certification Exams to learn more.
Related Industry Certifications:
A: Your username and password are the username and password you create in order to log in to the SCTE website.
If you are not an SCTE member and you are taking an SCTE exam for the first time, you need to create an account. When you create your account, you will be asked to create your username and password.
If you have forgotten your username or password, you can retrieve them easily from the SCTE log in page.
A: No, you do not need to enroll in a certification program. You simply purchase the exam(s) you want to take and then you can take them immediately.
A: Payment can be made by credit card or SCTE-approved Purchase Order.
A: POs for certification exams can be submitted to SCTE at certification@www.SCTE.org or faxed to Certification at 610-363-5898 . After SCTE approves the PO (a credit check may be required), the company is responsible for providing the PO number to employees who are authorized to use it.
The same PO can be used by employees who are SCTE members as well as those who are nonmembers, and it can be used for any SCTE exam.
SCTE will invoice the company monthly for exams administered under the PO during the previous month. All POs will be closed at the end of the calendar year.
A: Enter the PO number in the Purchase Order field on the payment page when you purchase the exam. Your SCTE certification account must indicate that you are employed by the organization that issued the PO.
A: Your personal SCTE certification account must indicate that you are employed by the organization that issued the PO. To see the organization on your account, login to the My Personal Certification Exam Homepage and select My Account.
A: Don’t give up! Review the email that describes your performance within each exam topic to determine which topics you need to study. When you’re ready to retake the exam select the Take an Exam link. You can retake the exam beginning one day after the original exam date. You need to purchase the exam each time you take it. See Retake an Exam for details.
A: Your certification is valid for three years.
A: Within six months of your expiration date (noted on your certificate), you need to submit a certification renewal form with the processing fee and documentation of your recertification units (RUs).
Twelve RUs (21 RUs for DVEP, IPEP, and BCE) are required to maintain one’s certification without having to re-take the exam.
If you have not earned the minimum RUs, you may retake the exam, incurring the cost of the testing fee.
Visit the Maintaining Your Certification section for more information.
A: Failure to apply for recertification within six months before the expiration date or twelve months after the expiration date will result in the loss of your certified status and will require complete repetition of the certification process and related fees.
A: Follow these four steps to apply to become an SCTE certification proctor:
- Check the Proctor Eligibility Requirements
- Read the Online Certification Handbook
- Agree to the SCTE•ISBE Proctor Code of Ethics and the Proctor Confidential Information Agreement
- Complete the Online Proctor Application
For more details, see Proctors.