National Credential
Credential: Certified Electronics Technician - Associate-Level  GI Bill resource
Credentialing Agency: International Society of Certified Electronics Technicians (ISCET)

The International Society of Certified Electronics Technicians (ISCET), Certified Electronics Technician - Associate-Level is an entry-level certification. This certification validates the candidate's basic electronic knowledge for entry-level electronic professions. The exam covers basic electronics, math, DC and AC circuits, transistors and troubleshooting. The Associate CET is also a pre-requisite for ISCET Journeyman level certifications. Candidates must pass a written exam.

More information can be found on the certifying agency's website.

Renewal Period: 4 years

Certified Electronics Technician - Associate-Level

The following Army Occupations provide training and/or experience that contributes to attaining this credential:

Personnel Category Occupation Occupation Type Related As Promotion Points Skill Level Star Proponent Funded Gap Analysis
Enlisted 12P Prime Power Production Specialist MOS some  Promotion Points: This certification has been approved for promotion points. Click for more information.   Star credentialStar    
Enlisted 12Q Powerline Distribution Specialist (RC) MOS other          
Enlisted 13F Joint Fire Support Specialist MOS some  Promotion Points: This certification has been approved for promotion points. Click for more information.        
Enlisted 13R Field Artillery (FA) Firefinder Radar Operator MOS some  Promotion Points: This certification has been approved for promotion points. Click for more information.        
Enlisted 14E Patriot Fire Control Enhanced Operator/Maintainer MOS some          
Enlisted 14G Air Defense (AD) Battle Management System Operator MOS some          
Enlisted 14H Air Defense (AD) Enhanced Early Warning System Operator MOS some     Star credentialStar    
Enlisted 14P Air and Missile Defense (AMD) Crewmember MOS some  Promotion Points: This certification has been approved for promotion points. Click for more information.        
Enlisted 14T Patriot Launching Station Enhanced Operator/Maintainer MOS some          
Enlisted 15D Aircraft Powertrain Repairer MOS other          
Enlisted 15E Unmanned Aircraft Systems Repairer MOS most  Promotion Points: This certification has been approved for promotion points. Click for more information. I Star credentialStar Proponent FundedFunded  Gap Analysis
Enlisted 15F Aircraft Electrician MOS most  Promotion Points: This certification has been approved for promotion points. Click for more information. I Star credentialStar Proponent FundedFunded  Gap Analysis
Enlisted 15G Aircraft Structural Repairer MOS other          
Enlisted 15H Aircraft Pneudraulics Repairer MOS other          
Enlisted 15J OH-58D/Armament/Electrical/Avionics Systems Repairer MOS most  Promotion Points: This certification has been approved for promotion points. Click for more information. I Star credentialStar Proponent FundedFunded  
Enlisted 15K Aircraft Components Repair Supervisor MOS other          
Enlisted 15N Avionic Mechanic MOS most  Promotion Points: This certification has been approved for promotion points. Click for more information. I Star credentialStar Proponent FundedFunded  
Enlisted 15R AH-64 Attack Helicopter Repairer MOS other          
Enlisted 15T UH-60 Helicopter Repairer MOS other          
Enlisted 15U CH-47 Helicopter Repairer MOS other          
Enlisted 15Y AH-64D Armament/Electrical/Avionics Systems Repairer MOS most  Promotion Points: This certification has been approved for promotion points. Click for more information. I Star credentialStar Proponent FundedFunded  
Enlisted 17E Electronic Warfare Specialist MOS most   III      
Enlisted 18E Special Forces Communications Sergeant MOS some          
Enlisted 1C Satellite Systems/Network Coordinator ASI most          
Enlisted 1K Tactical Electronic Warfare Operations ASI most          
Enlisted 25C Radio Operator-Maintainer MOS other          
Enlisted 25P Microwave Systems Operator-Maintainer MOS other          
Enlisted 25Q Multichannel Transmission Systems Operator-Maintainer MOS some  Promotion Points: This certification has been approved for promotion points. Click for more information.        
Enlisted 25R Visual Information Equipment Operator-Maintainer MOS other          
Enlisted 25S Satellite Communications Systems Operator-Maintainer MOS other          
Enlisted 25U Signal Support Systems Specialist MOS some  Promotion Points: This certification has been approved for promotion points. Click for more information.        
Enlisted 35Q Cryptologic Cyberspace Intelligence Collector - Analyst MOS other          
Enlisted 35T Military Intelligence (MI) Systems Maintainer/Integrator MOS most  Promotion Points: This certification has been approved for promotion points. Click for more information. IV      
Enlisted 68A Biomedical Equipment Specialist MOS some          
Enlisted 6N THAAD Launching Control Station (LCS) Operator ASI some          
Enlisted 91B Wheeled Vehicle Repairer MOS other          
Enlisted 91D Tactical Power Generation Specialist MOS other          
Enlisted 91J Quartermaster and Chemical Equipment Repairer MOS some  Promotion Points: This certification has been approved for promotion points. Click for more information.        
Enlisted 91S Stryker Systems Maintainer MOS some  Promotion Points: This certification has been approved for promotion points. Click for more information.        
Enlisted 94A Land Combat Electronic Missile System Repairer MOS some  Promotion Points: This certification has been approved for promotion points. Click for more information.        
Enlisted 94D Air Traffic Control Equipment Repairer MOS some  Promotion Points: This certification has been approved for promotion points. Click for more information.        
Enlisted 94E Radio Equipment Repairer MOS some  Promotion Points: This certification has been approved for promotion points. Click for more information.        
Enlisted 94F Computer/Detection Systems Repairer MOS some  Promotion Points: This certification has been approved for promotion points. Click for more information.        
Enlisted 94H Test, Measurement, and Diagnostic Equipment (TMDE) Maintenance Support Specialist MOS some  Promotion Points: This certification has been approved for promotion points. Click for more information.        
Enlisted 94M Radar Repairer MOS some  Promotion Points: This certification has been approved for promotion points. Click for more information.        
Enlisted 94P Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) Repairer MOS some  Promotion Points: This certification has been approved for promotion points. Click for more information.        
Enlisted 94R Avionic And Survivability Equipment Repairer MOS some  Promotion Points: This certification has been approved for promotion points. Click for more information.        
Enlisted 94S Patriot System Repairer MOS some  Promotion Points: This certification has been approved for promotion points. Click for more information.        
Enlisted 94T Short Range Air Defense System Repairer MOS some  Promotion Points: This certification has been approved for promotion points. Click for more information.        
Enlisted 94Y Automatic Test Systems Operator And Maintainer MOS some  Promotion Points: This certification has been approved for promotion points. Click for more information.        
Enlisted A9 CH-47F Helicopter/UH-60M Helicopter Qualification ASI some          
Enlisted E5 Instrument Maintenance (Power Station) ASI some          
Enlisted G9 Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM) ASI some          
Enlisted S3 Electrical Equipment Maintenance (Power Station) ASI some  Promotion Points: This certification has been approved for promotion points. Click for more information.        
Enlisted U2 Shadow Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) ASI some          
Enlisted U3 Hunter Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) ASI other          
Enlisted U4 Power Line Distribution ASI some          
Enlisted U5 Gray Eagle Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) ASI some          
Enlisted Z8 Technical ELINT Collection and Analysis ASI other          
Warrant Officer 140A Command And Control Systems Integrator WOMOS some        
Warrant Officer 140K Air and Missile Defense (AMD) Systems Tactician WOMOS some        
Warrant Officer 140L Air and Missile Defense (AMD) Systems Support Technician WOMOS some        
Warrant Officer 353T Intelligence Systems Integration and Maintenance Technician WOMOS most        
Warrant Officer 670A Health Services Maintenance Technician WOMOS some        
Warrant Officer 913A Armament Systems Maintenance Warrant Officer WOMOS some        

Army Table Legend


Related As

The military occupations shown in this table are related to this credential in one of four ways: Most, Some, or Other.

Most: This credential is directly related to most of the major duties associated with the military occupation (at least 80%). Note that the credential may require additional education, training or experience before you are eligible for it.

Some: This credential is related to some tasks associated with the duties of the military occupation (related 80% to at least one or more critical tasks but less than 80% of all of the entire military occupation). Note that the credential may require additional education, training or experience before you are eligible for it.

Other: This credential is related to this military occupation, but is more advanced or specialized and therefore will likely require additional education, training, or experience.

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This credential has been approved for promotion points for this MOS towards promotion to Sergeant and Staff Sergeant. Clicking the Promotion Points icon will open a link to the promotion points fact sheet.

Skill Level Designation

Skill Level I: This skill level consists of all Soldiers in the ranks of Private (pay grade E-1) up to Specialist (pay grade E-4). Time in Service (TIS) is generally between initial entry and four Years of Service (YOS). This skill level is Entry-level positions requiring performance of tasks under direct supervision.

Institutional training:

  • Structured Self-Development (SSD) level I
  • Basic Leader Course (BLC)

Skill Level II: This skill level is obtained when promoted to Sergeant (paygrade E-5). TIS is generally between 4-8 YOS. Positions requiring performance of more difficult tasks under general supervision; and in some instances, involving supervision of Soldiers in SL1.

Institutional training:

  • Structured Self-Development (SSD) level II
  • Advance Leader Course (ALC)

Skill Level III: This skill level is obtained when promoted to Staff Sergeant (paygrade E-6). TIS is generally between 8-12 YOS. Positions requiring performance of still more difficult tasks and involving first line supervision of Soldiers in SL1 & SL2.

Institutional training:

  • Senior Leader Course (SLC)
  • Structured Self-Development (SSD) level III

Skill level IV: This skill level is obtained when promoted to the rank of Sergeant First Class (paygrade E-7). TIS is generally between 12-18 YOS. Positions requiring relatively detailed knowledge of all tasks specified for a given MOS, normally involving first-line supervision of Soldiers in SLs 1, 2, and 3, and involving managerial duties.

Institutional training:

  • Master Leader Course (MLC)
  • Structured Self-Development (SSD) level IV
  • Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education (SEJPME) I Course

Skill level V: This skill level is obtained when promoted to the rank of Master Sergeant (paygrade E-8). TIS is generally between 18-22 YOS. Positions requiring direct and indirect leadership roles with expertise in company and battalion-level operations and competency across a given CMF, serving as members of a staff at every level in the Army, with a full understanding of the allocation of resources and their utilization in order to accomplish Army functions and missions.

Institutional training:

  • United States Army Sergeants Major Academy (USASMA)
  • Structured Self-Development (SSD) level V

Skill level VI: This skill level is obtained when promoted to the rank of Sergeants Major (paygrade E-9). TIS is generally between 22-30 YOS. Positions requiring organizational leadership roles with multi-dimensional expertise in units and teams on division, corps, and Army staffs, integrated with Joint, Interagency, Intergovernmental, and Multinational (JIIM) partners with a full understanding of the Force Generation process, operations at all echelons, and how the Army runs.

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Star credentials are MOS enhancing, as designated by the Proponent. MOS enhancing credentials are directly related to an MOS or ASI, are taught either partially or completely as part of a Program of Instruction (POI), and improve the MOS technical proficiency.

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This icon indicates credentials which Soldiers may have funded through their MOS proponent. Some proponents offer credentialing opportunities in conjunction with military training and/or as part of MOS development beyond the training base.

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Certified Electronics Technician - Associate-Level

Eligibility Requirements ()

Note: This credential may have multiple options for becoming eligible. Listed below are the minimum requirements based on the minimum degree required. To view other options, see the Eligibility tab.

  • Credential Prerequisite
  • Experience
  • Education
  • Training
  • Membership
  • Other
  • Fee

Exam Requirements ()

  • Written Exam
  • Oral Exam
  • Practical Exam
  • Performance Assessment

Renewal Period: 4 years

  • Continuing Education
  • Exam
  • Continuing Education OR Exam
  • Fee
  • Other

International Society of Certified Electronics Technicians (ISCET)
3000-A Landers St.
Fort Worth, TX  76107
Phone: (817) 921-9101
Fax: (817) 921-3741
Email: info@iscet.org

Certified Electronics Technician - Associate-Level

Associate level CET exam is the basic electronics portion of the full credit CET exam and must be passed with a score of 75% or better.

  • Math
  • Basic Electronics
  • DC and AC Circuits
  • Transistors
  • Troubleshooting

There are a number of resources available to help you prepare for the Certified Electronics Technician - Associate-Level examination:

An additional resource is Safari Books Online, a searchable digital library that provides online access to thousands of books, training videos and conference sessions. See the Educational Resources page here on COOL to learn how to get free access.

Certified Electronics Technician - Associate-Level

Renewal Period: 4 years

The Certified Electronics Technician - Associate-Level credential has the following recertification information:

Candidates may achieve recertification by completing one of two options below:
  1. Passing an ISCET Journeyman Test within the past 24 months OR
  2. Completing 20 clock hours of electronics continuing education within the 24 months prior to the expiration date of the certification.

Certified Electronics Technician - Associate-Level

Additional considerations for the Certified Electronics Technician - Associate-Level include:

  • Another way to earn the Associate CET is through the ISCET Electronic Systems Associate (ESA) program. The ESA covers DC, AC, Semi, and Digital in 4 parts. Certificates are awarded for passing each of the 4 parts. Once all 4 certificates are earned the Associate CET is awarded. For details, go to the ISCET ESA exam on the web site.
  • In addition to the Associate CET, candidates might also consider the more advanced journeyman-level Certified Electronics Technician certifications. To attain journeyman level certification, candidates must pass the Associate CET exam plus one or more of the specialized Journeyman options. For more information go to the ISCET web site.