Spectrum Management Training Course


The NTIA Spectrum Management Training Course is an introductory level course designed for new spectrum managers and those working in related fields. The course presents a wide range of material to familiarize those new to the spectrum management arena with the latest tools, techniques, trends and issues to better meet the requirements of their job.

Participant Profile

The course is designed for individuals with either technical and non-technical backgrounds ranging from economists, auditors, communications and IT specialists to engineers. The course benefits others whose job requires a basic understanding of the spectrum management processes in.


The course introduces the United States and international spectrum management policies, practices and processes. It includes basic spectrum management terminology along with a basic technical overview of spectrum principles and characteristics; hands-on demonstrations of computerized spectrum analysis models and spectrum management software tools; the NTIA system and equipment certification and frequency assignment processes and procedures.

The course also features spectrum management presentations from selected Federal agencies; presentations on current spectrum management issues; and solving spectrum management problems.

We try to tailor individual class sessions to meet the needs of the participants. When time permits, advice and assistance may be provided on an individual basis to solve unique spectrum management problems.

The course provides the opportunity for participants to interface with senior officials of the NTIA Office of Spectrum Management and the leaders of the Interdepartment Radio Advisory Committee (IRAC).

Sample NTIA Federal Spectrum Management Training Course Daily Schedule

Schedule and Location

The May, 2015 course is full and we are no longer accepting applications
The next session of this course will take place from November 2-6, 2015. Applications will be accepted beginning on or about September 1, 2015.
All sessions take place at the U.S. Department of Commerce headquarters in Washington, DC.

Registration and Eligibility

The class is limited to 25 participants. The eligible applicant pool will be chosen from U.S. Government agencies and contractors nominated by Federal agencies. Early applications are encouraged, as the course is usually oversubscribed, and attendance is on a first-come basis.


The training sessions described on this page are available only to employees of the Federal government and their contractors. NTIA reserves the right to refuse the request for enrollment based on space available or to cancel an enrollment for an enrollee that cannot demonstrate that they have the support of their agency’s national frequency management office (e.g., agency IRAC representative ), and are currently employed with the Federal government, or currently employed as a contractor for the Federal government.

Application Procedure

Application for admission to this class must be completed and submitted by the applicant via the online application form. As the course is usually oversubscribed, applications should be submitted as soon as the class announcement is made and the submission processes activated.

On submission, the applicant will receive a confirmation email. Announcement of the accepted applicants will likely be sent to no sooner than four weeks prior to the start of the class.


There is no tuition charge for this training course.


Registrants may cancel at any time, preferably no later than one week prior to the beginning of the class. Because attendance is limited, we ask that cancellations be made promptly so that those who may be on the waiting list may attend.

For more information, contact

Eric Rosenberg
(202) 482-2527

email: SpectrumTraining@ntia.doc.gov