Question about WCET.

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Uros Nedic

Question about WCET.

Sun, 04/12/2009 - 04:38 — Uros Nedic
  I would like if anyone of experts who designend WCET could explain intention
of WCET, how long does it exist, where this exam is accepted, and when is the
right time after graduation to do it?
Uros Nedic

Marilyn Catis

Re: Question about WCET.

Thu, 04/23/2009 - 15:07 — Marilyn Catis

Hello Uros,

Thank you for your inquiry about WCET. This wireless certification program was developed to help professionals clearly demonstrate their knowledge of wireless communication technologies. You can learn more about WCET by visiting and clicking on the "About WCET" tab on the horizontal navigation bar at top.

The certification program was under development for several years and the first group of candidates to sit for the exam were tested in October 2008. Earlier this year the exam was offered for a second time. The next application period will take place between 6 July and 4 September 2009.

Here is a snapshot of what our 2009 Candidate's Handbook cites as Eligibility Requirements:

The IEEE WCET is a broad-based examination that assesses knowledge of the entire wireless
communication engineering field. If you have never been a wireless communication engineering
practitioner, or do not plan to become one, you will need to evaluate whether it is appropriate for you
to take this examination. The IEEE WCET examination is intended for professionals who develop and
implement all types of wireless communication in countries throughout the world.
To be eligible to sit for the IEEE WCET examination, candidates must meet the following criteria:
1. Candidates must have a degree from an accredited college or university (accredited in the
country where the institution is located) and at least three years of graduate-level educational or
professional wireless communication engineering experience, OR
2. Candidates must be full IEEE members and have at least three years of graduate-level
educational or professional wireless communication engineering experience.*
A person has the required level of professional experience when at least 51 percent of the candidate’s
daily activities are within the wireless communication engineering function and where those activities
are at the professional level.
The examination reflects current wireless communication engineering practices. Although the three
years of professional wireless communication engineering experience need not be current or
sequential, recent experience is more likely to coincide with the content of the examination.
TThe IEEE WCET certification program does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national
origin, gender, sexual orientation, or disability. IEEE Membership is not a requirement to qualify to take
the exam and nothing in the preceding statements should be so interpreted.

Visit to request a copy of the handbook.


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