Federal Spectrum Management Overview Course
Open to U.S. Government Employees and Federal Contractors ONLY
This class is being presented virtually. We hope to add in-person sessions in the future
NTIA’s 3-day spectrum management overview class is presented two or more times throughout the year
This class provides a basic level introduction to Federal spectrum management processes, procedures and techniques. The course also includes presentations on spectrum management terminology and resources, and provides a basic overview of spectrum management principles; the NTIA equipment and system certification, and frequency assignment processes and procedures
The next 3-day overview class took place on January 24-26, 2023.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
The daily schedule will be posted or emailed during the week prior to the class.
We hope to add individual, 1-day classes on specific spectrum management topics as time and resources permit. Additional information on these class offerings will be posted here and on the OSMtraining listserv when they are determined.
Email NTIA’s Spectrum Management training email list to subscribe (send a blank email)
For additional questions regarding NTIA’s spectrum management training programs, contact:
National Telecommunications and Information Administration
Office of Spectrum Management
Spectrum XXI: Electronic Processing of Spectrum Proposals.
Open to U.S. Government Employees and Federal Contractors
Spectrum XXI (SXXI) provides federal agencies an automated tool to support the electronic processing of spectrum proposals with NTIA. This client/server software facilitates the exchange of frequency assignment requests and supports the frequency assignment process. Spectrum XXI includes several engineering programs, such as point-to-point and coverage plots with terrain features. It includes the required compliance checks that all frequency proposals submitted to NTIA must include.
Spectrum XXI training is presented as a five day live on-line instructor-led virtual class.
The 2023 Spectrum XXI training schedule is as follows:
- January 9-13
- February 6-10 and February 27 - March 3
- April 3-7 and April 17-21
- May 22-26
- June 26-30
- July 10-14
- August 21-22
Lawrence D. Kidd Jr.
NTIA Frequency Assignment Branch
Any schedule changes will be posted it here and on the OSMtraining email listserv.
To subscribe to the listserv, send a blank email.
For more detailed information visit the Spectrum XXI Training Classes page.
EL-CID: Spectrum Certification for Today
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 comprehensive database (the OSM Data Dictionary) developed at NTIA to replace the GMF database that is currently used to support various spectrum management activities, particularly the frequency assignment process. 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 comprehensive database (the OSM Data Dictionary) developed at NTIA to replace the GMF database that is currently used to support various spectrum management activities, particularly the frequency assignment process.
EL-CID On-Line (ECO), our new equipment certification software, is expected to be fully operational during the first quarter of 2023.
We offer live virtual instruction using Microsoft Teams periodically throughout the year. Interested persons can sign up for through the ECOHelpdesk. In-depth video instruction is also available when user clicks HELP on the ECO site.
EL-CID Online Help Desk
For additional information on EL-CID OnLine (ECO), feel free to contact
Robert V. Hite
United States Telecommunications Training Institute (USTTI)
Open to Representatives of Developing Nations.
NTIA will be offering the following classes through the USTTI in 2023 (dates to be determined):
- Radio Frequency Spectrum Management
This multi-day 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.
- Disaster Communications Planning