Due to industry demand, iNARTE is launching two new EMC certifications this year:
- MIL-STD EMC Specialist
- EMC Design Engineer
This is in addition to its existing certifications:
- EMC Engineer
- EMC Technician
- ESD Engineer
- ESD Technician
- Product Safety Engineer
- Product Safety Technician
MIL-STD EMC Specialist
iNARTE’s EMC Engineer and Technician certification programs began 27 years ago as a result of requests from NAVSEA and the U.S. Navy to identify experts who could resolve EMI issues in the fleet. As the years went on, the iNARTE certification program took on a wider appeal, and today these certifications have less than 20% military content. The new MIL-STD EMC Specialist certification refocuses emphasis on this military legacy.
EMC Design Engineer
Attention has shifted to EMC Design Engineering as manufacturing and some of its associated product testing has moved to lower labor cost regions. When that happens, product design and development often remain at company headquarters in the developed region. Thus, in some areas, there is an increased emphasis on EMC design.
For the EMC Design Engineer, there are three levels of certification:
- EMC Design Engineer – for those employed for less than three years
- Senior EMC Design Engineer – for those with four or more years of experience
- Master EMC Design Engineer – reserved for grandfathering of acknowledged experts
The first examination for the EMC Design Engineer level will be administered August 19 in Long Beach, CA at IEEE International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility 2011, where MET Labs will occupy booth #340.
iNARTE certifications are not required by regulators or accreditation agencies; rather, they are a good differentiator for professionals, and are viewed favorably by hiring manufacturers and test labs.
iNARTE (formerly NARTE) is a nonprofit, professional credentialing association which certifies qualified engineers and technicians in the fields of Telecommunications, Electromagnetic Compatibility/Interference (EMC/EMI), Product Safety (PS), Electrostatic Discharge control (ESD) and Wireless Systems Installation.