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

Certified Electronics Technician - Journeyman-Level - Communications. This is an entry-level certification exam. Technicians working in this field will have knowledge in the following areas; communications which include 2-way transceivers and the servicing of these types of equipment. Also, Receiver's basic communication theory, transmitters, deviation, sensitivity, quieting and troubleshooting. Applicants must pass a written exam.

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

Renewal Period: 2 years

Certified Electronics Technician - Journeyman-Level - Communications

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 14E Patriot Fire Control Enhanced Operator/Maintainer MOS some          
Enlisted 14G Air Defense (AD) Battle Management System Operator MOS some          
Enlisted 14P Air and Missile Defense (AMD) Crewmember MOS some          
Enlisted 14T Patriot Launching Station Enhanced Operator/Maintainer MOS some          
Enlisted 15B Aircraft Powerplant Repairer MOS other          
Enlisted 15D Aircraft Powertrain Repairer MOS other          
Enlisted 15E Unmanned Aircraft Systems Repairer MOS other          
Enlisted 15F Aircraft Electrician MOS other          
Enlisted 15G Aircraft Structural Repairer MOS other          
Enlisted 15H Aircraft Pneudraulics Repairer MOS other          
Enlisted 15N Avionic Mechanic MOS other          
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 other          
Enlisted 18E Special Forces Communications Sergeant MOS some          
Enlisted 1C Satellite Systems/Network Coordinator ASI some          
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 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 other          
Enlisted 6N THAAD Launching Control Station (LCS) Operator ASI some          
Enlisted 7A THAAD Fire Control Communications (TFCC)/Radar Operator/Maintainer ASI some          
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 most  Promotion Points: This certification has been approved for promotion points. Click for more information. II Star credentialStar    
Enlisted 94E Radio Equipment Repairer MOS most  Promotion Points: This certification has been approved for promotion points. Click for more information. II Star credentialStar    
Enlisted 94F Computer/Detection Systems Repairer 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 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 94W Electronic Maintenance Supervisor 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 K7 Avenger Master Gunner ASI some          
Enlisted L8 Joint Operational Fires and Effects (JOFE) ASI some          
Enlisted T4 Patriot Master Gunner ASI some          
Enlisted U2 Shadow Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) ASI other          
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 948B Electronic Systems Maintenance Warrant Officer WOMOS most   Star credentialStar    
Warrant Officer 948D Electronic Missile 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 - Journeyman-Level - Communications

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: must pass the ISCET Associate Certified Electronics Technician (CET) exam
  • Experience
  • Education
  • Training
  • Membership
  • Other
  • Fee

Exam Requirements ()

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

Renewal Period: 2 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 - Journeyman-Level - Communications

Technicians must pass the ISCET Associate Certified Electronics Technician (CET) exam before they can qualify to sit for the Journeyman level exam. Details related to Associate (CETa) can be obtained from ISCET web site.

Certified Electronics Technician - Journeyman-Level - Communications

  • Receivers Basic Communication Theory
  • Transmitters
  • Deviation
  • Sensitivity
  • Quieting
  • Troubleshooting

There are a number of resources available to help you prepare for the Certified Electronics Technician - Journeyman-Level - Communications 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 - Journeyman-Level - Communications

Renewal Period: 2 years

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

There are four ways to achieve recertification of a Journeyman level certification:
  • Retaking the examination at the stated fee schedule
  • Taking and passing a higher level certification on the same track as the original certification
  • Taking and passing an additional journeyman level examination endorsement
  • Completing 20 continuing education units as outlined by the CEU(t) (technical continuing education unit) registration and renewal form and paying the registration fee as indicated

Certified Electronics Technician - Journeyman-Level - Communications

Additional considerations for the Certified Electronics Technician - Journeyman-Level - Communications include:

  • Candidates can earn Associate CET 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.