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2020 NTIA Spectrum Management Training Classes

Federal Spectrum Management Course

Open to U.S. Government Employees and Federal Contractors ONLY

This five day course is designed for new spectrum managers and those whose work requires a basic understanding of the spectrum management field.  Students are given a basic level introduction to Federal spectrum management processes, procedures and techniques. The course also includes presentations on spectrum management terminology, and provides a basic technical overview of spectrum characteristics and management principles; the NTIA equipment and system certification, and frequency assignment processes and procedures; an overview of spectrum management and analysis tools; presentations from selected Federal agencies; presentations on the latest spectrum management issues; and solving spectrum management problems. (More information here)

NTIA is closely monitoring guidance from Federal, State, and local health authorities on the outbreak of COVID-19.

NTIA is closely monitoring guidance from Federal, State, and local health authorities on the outbreak of COVID-19.

Out of an abundance of caution and to protect the health and safety of attendees, NTIA has suspended its in-person Spectrum Management training classes.

We hope to resume the presentation of this class in a virtual form in early 2021 (most lilkely no sooner than February) and in-person when travel is permitted.

We will post the schedule when it becomes available.

EL-CID:  Spectrum Certification for Today

Open to U.S. Government Employees and Federal Contractors ONLY

The Equipment Location-Certification Information Database (EL-CID) was developed to provide an automated tool to support electronic processing of spectrum certification requests at NTIA. The database structure and design is based upon the new comprehensive database (the OSM Data Dictionary) being developed at NTIA to replace the GMF database that is currently used to support various spectrum management activities, particularly the frequency assignment process. (more information here)

The EL-CID training class is offered monthly in Washington, DC. The specific dates are found here.

United States Telecommunications Training Institute (USTTI)

Open to Representatives of Developing Nations.

NTIA offers two courses through the USTTI:

• Radio Frequency Spectrum Management (September 2020)

The course addresses national spectrum management architectures, strategic spectrum planning, frequency assignment and licensing and spectrum monitoring, measuring and enforcement. Best practices for spectrum management will be covered. Sessions include engineering analysis, electromagnetic compatibility, spectrum measurements and monitoring, and technical standards. Computerized and automated spectrum management processes are discussed. Special attention is given to radio services of greatest interest, including land mobile and satellite communications. Visits to a variety of wireless service providers are included.

• Disaster Communications Planning (October 2020)

The course is designed to help spectrum managers those involved in emergency and disaster communications develop plans and systems that can be implemented before, during and after natural and manmade disasters which may be disrupted.

Please contact USTTI directly for additional information on these and other class offerings at the following email address, or visit their website,